After a hugely successful Autumn/Winter Season, Theatre Club is back in 2018, with a brand new programme of theatre that will enthrall, excite and engage. A mix of Irish and International performances awaits; stories about love, loss, unlikely friendships, hardship and redemption, with powerful imagery and potent storytelling.
Similar to a book club, where you read and then discuss a book, here you see a play, and then have the opportunity to talk about it afterwards, express your opinion, your likes and dislikes.
You just need to bring yourself along, take your seat and have your say!
Oh, and have we mentioned it’s great value too, 6 shows for €76.
For Theatre Lovers in your life this would make a great Christmas present
Permanent Artwork with Engagement
VIEW FULL DOCUMENT BRIEF HERE.
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
Open call for recent graduates in the North East Region. Would you like to have your first solo exhibition in our gallery? If you are a recent graduate, we would love to host your First Solo Exhibition, see below for details on how to apply and application/submission form.
What are we looking for?
- Artist Statement
- A brief overview of your proposal
- A detailed proposal
- Links to your website/your online material/ to a dropbox file
We will look after installation, marketing and PR support, opening launch, and there is also an artist’s fee.
For application form or more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission is 30th November.
Calling all musicians!!!
You can now apply to play on our 2018 line-up. As always, our mission is to promote original Irish music and we are happy to hear from anyone creating new music in Ireland today. All you have to do is fill in the online form here and include a link where we can listen to a minimum of three original tracks. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15th December.
We do not accept applications from DJs or covers bands.
Good luck – we’re looking forward to hearing some great new music!
Commission Brief – Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) 2018 County Louth
The latest search to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) is currently underway. The initiative is co-ordinated by all 31 Local Enterprise Offices involves a nationwide competition across three categories at county level: Best Idea, Best Start-Up Business and Best Established Business.
With a €2million investment fund available, including a €50,000 investment fund for County Louth winners, the enterprise initiative from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland hopes to assist young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and direct financial assistance. Further details can be found on www.ibye.ie.
Local Enterprise Office Louth will run a County Competition with an awards ceremony on Thursday, December 14th in Castlebellingham, where the following awards will be presented:
- Best Idea Winner and runner up (2)
- Start-up Winner and runner up (2)
- Established Winner and runner up (2)
D Overall County Young Entrepreneur (1)
Local Enterprise Office Louth wishes to commission an artist or designer-maker to create 7 awards /trophies (6 sectoral awards plus one overall winner) to be given to the winners at a ceremony on December 14th 2017.
Materials to be considered will be ceramic, metal, wood, glass, stone, paper and/or textile, and the final works will need to be of a permanent nature (textiles will be expected to be durable for 5 years). The work should be designed with minimal ongoing maintenance requirements and should be domestic in scale.
The work or works should reflect the nature of the awards in celebrating young entrepreneurship in Co. Louth. Work should be imaginative, lively and have excellent production values.
The Artist (s) or Designer-Maker (s)
We are looking for experienced artists or crafts makers with experience of working to an appropriate scale and profile, and able to keep within schedules and budgets.
Commissioned artists/makers will also need to be able to source and budget accurately for fabrication, packaging and delivery costs.
|Closing date for proposals:||4pm Friday November 10th 2017|
|Selection of artist/maker & design:||November 14th 2017|
|Fabrication period:||November 15th- December 11th 2017|
|Delivery Date:||Tuesday December 12th 2017|
Please provide a budget breakdown for completion of this commission, to include all artist time, expenses, design, fabrication and delivery costs. Approx. budget available is €1500-€1800 exclusive of VAT
This project will be managed by Sarah Mallon and Local Enterprise Office Louth representatives.
If you would like to be considered for this commission, please send us:
- your CV
- 2 – 5 images of previous relevant commissions
- design proposals for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Awards (not more than 2 A3 pages)
- a detailed budget outlining all costs
- a covering letter stating why you would like to work with us on this project
Closing date for proposals is Friday November 10th at 4pm
Please post completed proposals to the address below or email to email@example.com. Please note due to Council email restrictions we will not be able to receive emails larger than 3mb so you may need to submit your proposal in several emails which should be clearly numbered.
Local Enterprise Office Louth
For more information telephone Sarah Mallon on 042 9324148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org