Applications are now open for Ireland’s oldest and largest open submission exhibition, the 188th RHA Annual Exhibition. Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography and architecture, the RHA Annual attracts a large public and critical audience. With sales in excess of €480,000 in 2017, the Annual is also a key event of the art calendar for both public and private buyers.
Closing date for applications is 25 March, 2018 with hand in of work taking place on 6 and 7 April 2018.
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Permanent Artwork with Engagement
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Briefing Document & Application
Deadline 12 noon, Monday 8th January, 2018.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROJECT IS SUBJECT TO FUNDING APPROVAL
Public Art Commission Stage 1 2
St. James’s Hospital (SJH) is seeking expressions of interest from Professional Artists with
experience in the area of creating Permanent Artworks, whose practice is also informed by
engaging with communities.
The brief is to create a site-specific interactive Permanent Artwork work for the main foyer
of SJH, Dublin to represent the Cancer Genetics Art Exhibit Project in commemorating the
contribution of SJH to the discovery of the BRCA2 gene. This artwork seeks to reflect the
collaboration of patients, families and staff with the international consortium that
discovered BRAC2. Major input from a Dublin family will be particularly acknowledged.
It is increasingly acknowledged that heritable factors contribute significantly to cancer
diagnoses. Research in the 1970s and ‘80s sought to understand disease mechanisms,
including inherited predisposition. BRCA1 was localized (1990) and cloned (1994) in
America by Dr. Mary-Claire King’s team and BRCA2 was localized (1994) and cloned (1995)
by Dr. Mike Stratton’s team in the UK. Worldwide, family data pertaining to a high
incidence of breast, ovarian and other cancers was collected and tissue and blood samples
from affected and unaffected family members were procured. The SJH team, led by Dr.
Peter Daly, collaborated with Stratton. Given the large size of Irish families and their relative
genetic homogeneity, they were a particularly valuable resource.
The brief asks the artist/s to note the following:
? Focus on the creation of an artwork that will have a positive interactive and visual
impact in a space that is both clinical and busy; the concourse of a national hospital.
? Focus on commemorating the work at SJH which contributed to the discovery of the
BRCA2 gene, on the dedication of the patients and families that were involved in
that discovery, as well as acknowledging those engaging with clinical research while
under medical care now and into the future.
? Commissions can include work in any art form that meets the requirements of
infection control (see note below) and can be achieved through collaborative
projects and/or inter-disciplinary responses, the final artwork however must be
permanent in nature.
? The proposed process must involve artists making new site-specific work as a central
aspect of the commission and engagement with key stakeholders including, service
users, staff and the wider community.
? The commissioner is seeking innovative, interactive and transformative
contemporary art responses.
? Research and context are vital to a successful and meaningful process and artwork.
Both will be supported by the Public Art Working Group.
? Research and understanding of the nature of the site, built surroundings and
environment are essential as is a commitment to the Health and Safety policy of SJH.
? The site located for this artwork has a lot of natural light as it is situated beside a
large window with a garden area on the other side. The main concourse itself has a
lot of natural light as the ceiling is composed of windows.
? Note: The deadline for installation of this artwork is December, 2018.
Public Art Commission Stage 1 3
• The artwork should be fabricated from non-corrosive materials
• The artwork should be cleanable using a vacuum cleaner and/or dusters.
• There should be no requirement for water, either for cleaning, or as a part of the
The Commissioning Process:
The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. It is open to all
interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience. Selection will be
based on the information supplied and how that establishes the competence of the artists
to carry out this commission. No designs or detailed proposals are required at Stage 1.
Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first
stage of this commission. Artists may do this by completing the application form and
submitting a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.
The closing date for receipt of Stage 1 completed application form together with
supporting documentation and material is 12 noon, Monday 8
th January, 2018.
From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury.
This panel, whose decision is final, has the right to clarify any issue which may arise in the
course of selection. Stage 2 short-listed artists will be paid a concept and maquette
development fee of €250 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief
will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is an expected component of this stage.
St. James’s Public Art Working Group reserves the right not to proceed with any
The Selection Panel will consist of two / three members of the Public Art Working Group
and two Professional Artists and will be chaired by the Curator / Project Manager.
Project Delivery Timeline:
It is anticipated that the project will be of nine months duration to commence during Spring
2018 (subject to funding approval) and reach completion by December 2018. The artist
should demonstrate their ability to fulfil this timeframe. The final timeline will be agreed
with the commissioned artist at contract stage.
The total anticipated budget for the project is €60,000. This includes the costs of any
materials, artist’s fees, design development, artist’s insurance, supply and installation,
signage, travel, VAT and any other costs incurred in the production of the project / artwork.
The artist will be responsible for meeting all of these costs out of the total budget allocated.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROJECT IS SUBJECT TO FUNDING APPROVAL
Call for proposals from professional artists, arts collectives, and arts companies based in the North East and working in any genre to support the presentation of new work at the Drogheda Arts Festival in May 2018. The Drogheda Arts Festival: Set against the backdrop of the Boyne Valley’s cultural capital, the Drogheda Arts Festival takes place each year during the May bank holiday weekend. The first festival of the summer swings into action with an eclectic mix of theatre, music, traditional arts, literature and spoken word, visual art, family and outdoor activities for all ages. The festival is supported by the Arts Council and Louth County Council, and is programmed and delivered by a voluntary committee. For more on the festival, and to see our 2017 programme, see www.droghedaartsfestival.ie.
Commission Award: This commission is open to professional artists at any stage in their career looking to present new work in a festival setting. The aim of the commission is to assist artists living in the North East region to present new work and develop their professional practice. This new work can take any form – including visual arts interventions (please note both Highlanes Gallery and Droichead Arts Centre are already programmed, so all visual arts proposals should be outside of these two spaces), performance of new music compositions, scripted theatre, off-site dance, and everything in between – we are not prescriptive about in the manner in which you work, only that the work is new, ambitious, and professional. The successful artist or arts collective will be selected by a shortlisting and interview process, based on artist(s) CV, proposal, budget, previous work, and references.
HOW TO APPLY: Please email Elaine Cronin at email@example.com with one pdf document including the following details: ?Artist(s) CV (max three pages) ? Proposal to include: Artist Statement: 250 words Overview of Proposal: 250 words Detailed Proposal: 500-1000 words. As well as information about the work and any associated outreach, workshops and/or talks, reference should be made to the audience you would like to reach, where you envisage the work being presented, and how this commission will support your professional practice. ? Detailed budget ? Samples of current and previous work (max three pages). This can include photos, excerpts from scripts, drawings of work in development, writing samples, and/or links to audio or video/dropbox files, and your website. ? Phone and email contact information for two arts professional references.
Application deadline: Saturday 11th November 2017 at 4pm. Late applications will be deemed ineligible. Please send your application in the requested pdf format. No hard copy applications will be accepted. The Drogheda Arts Festival is kindly supported by the Arts Council and Louth County Council
Music Generation, on behalf of the Statutory Agencies listed below, recently advertised for the post of Music Generation Development Officer in each of 5 new areas in Ireland.
The advertisement and further application information are outlined below, and may also be viewed on our website at:
We would be very grateful if you would consider circulating the advertisement through your channels and networks.
Aoife Lucey, Communications & Marketing Manager (Music Generation)
MUSIC GENERATION DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (5 POSTS) –
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; Galway County; Leitrim; Waterford; Wexford
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Galway & Roscommon ETB, Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB and Waterford & Wexford ETB each invite applications for the position of Music Generation Development Officer
· 007448 (Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown)
· MGDO-Galway County 17-1 (Galway County)
· MG2017 (Leitrim)
· WTMG01 (Waterford)
· WXMG01 (Wexford)
A Music Generation Development Officer will be appointed by each Statutory Agency and will be responsible for managing an extensive performance music education programme on behalf of the Music Education Partnership in each county.
All five counties have recently been selected for participation in Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
Three-year, fixed-term contract.
Application form, job description and person specification available online at the links below –
· Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/
· Galway County (http://galwayroscommon.etb.
· Leitrim (http://mayosligoleitrim.etb.
· Waterford (http://waterfordwexford.etb.
· Wexford (http://waterfordwexford.etb.
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: 12 noon, Friday 3 November 2017
Late applications will not be accepted.
Based on the volume of applications received short-listing may apply. Short-listing will take place on the basis of the information provided in the application form. Depending on the qualifications and experience of applicants, short-listing thresholds may be significantly higher than the minimum standards set out.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; Galway & Roscommon ETB; Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB; and Waterford & Wexford ETB are equal opportunities employers.
Lots of jobs have been added in the last week. Here’s a summary of the live jobs and opportunities on Creative Careers:
Gate Theatre, under the exciting new directorship of Selina Cartmell, has two new vacancies – Wardrobe Manager and Theatre Administrator.
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Business to Arts is seeking an Arts Programme Manager to guide and support the many types of arts organisations and creatives that are affiliated to Business to Arts and that use its crowdfunding website fundit.ie.
National Opera Ireland – a major new Arts Council funded initiative for opera in Ireland – is seeking applications for the key position of Executive Director.
Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Officer to work at their office in Cork City. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to the development of youth orchestras and youth music throughout Ireland.
Fishpond – a casting network for actors and performers in Ireland – is seeking a Marketing and Growth person to develop and deliver a marketing strategy across all media platforms as well as working on client development and liaison.
Outhouse – a community and resource centre owned by and operating on behalf of the LGBT community – is hiring a Venue Development and Marketing Officer.
King’s Theatre Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s oldest and most popular theatres. It’s recruiting for two separate Senior Development Executive positions, one for Grants and one for Major Gifts.
The Origin Gallery of Fine Art on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2 seeks bright, confident arts graduates or emerging artists for its three month Autumn / Winter 2017 Internship programme.
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