The Submission process is open to both solo and group proposals. If you would
like to be considered, please submit your proposal by the 30th August this year. Those submitting work should read Droichead Arts Centre’s Visual Arts Policy to establish if their work is in fitting with the organisations overall artistic policy.
All submissions should include the following information;
A submission proposal – covering what you would hope to exhibit including proposed sizes of work where possible.
- An Artists CV (art related only)
- An Artists Statement
- A maximum of six slides (clearly marked with your name), photographs or images on CD
- (Preferably tiff or jpeg), giving information on the medium, size, year etc.
- Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you require your photo’s etc. returned to you.
Further information on Gallery Technical Specifications please check out our website www.droichead.com under Visual Arts or contact Box Office on 041 9833946.
There are two main methods Droichead use in selecting artists;
a. Open submission
Advertisements will be placed in arts publications, emails to arts centres, arts officers, local arts networks, art organisations, and on the Droichead Arts Centre Website and News letter.
b. Direct invitation or approach.
An approach will be made where the centre feels the programme would be enhanced by the work or reputation of a particular artist or group of artists.
The timetable for shortlisting will be a maximum of eight weeks. Artists will then be notified in writing whether their proposal has been successful.
For artists who wish to receive feedback on the selection, a meeting can be set up upon prior arrangement.
The criteria for selecting artists will be based on the ethos of the centre and will include the following;
- The quality of the artist’s proposal and presentation
- The development of the art form by the artist
- The significance of the work
- The themes and issues
- The contracts will be clearly agreed during the first discussion meeting with the artist.
- The responsibilities of Droichead Arts Centre and the artist will be clearly discussed and determined.
- Dates for the delivery of work, insurance details and installation will be defined.
- Fees and methods of payment and disputes procedures will be outlined.
Fees and costs
Costs incurred by Droichead Arts Centre include;
- An Artists fee €300
- The cost of designing and printing invitations
- The design and print of posters
- The cost of mailing invitations
- The launch and wine reception
- An advertisement in the local newspapers.
- An advertisement in the AAI and selected art publications
- Insurance of work during exhibition
- Presentation costs
- Workshop expenses
Costs which are generally not covered by Droichead Arts Centre
- Artist Travel expenses
- Storage costs for work before and after the exhibition
- Transport of work costs
To transform Droichead Arts Centre into an energetic visual arts space, accessed and understood by the community it serves.
Community arts development is at the core of Droichead Arts Centre’s ethos. This is adopted in our visual art programme to ensure wider community engagement and interaction. This will be facilitated through educational gallery visits, devised workshops, artist’s talks, school programmes and artist network meetings
Art doesn’t always lend itself to unambiguous simple definition. It is a process which evolves in time, manifesting different experiences and expressions for each person. Droichead aims to present a wide multiplicity of artist interpretations in an inclusive, animated and developmental way.
Long term objectives
- Droichead Arts Centre will strive to keep up to date with good contemporary arts practices and models.
- Droichead Arts Centre will continue to train staff to appreciate and value the visual arts regardless of discipline and to encourage this understanding with visitors.
- The Droichead Arts Centre commits having systemic reviews in order to keep abreast of visual arts challenges and needs within the organisation.
- Droichead Arts Centre will work closely with Visual Arts Organisations in order remain artist focused and to promote good arts practice within the industry.
Sunday 19 June, 3pm
Droichead Arts Centre,
Booking: 041 9833946
€15/€12 (conc) €18 on the door
The National Chamber Choir sing Brahms in Droichead on Sunday 19 Juny 2011 at 3pm
Brahms and Early Music
Renaissance sacred music from Brahms’s library:
Giovanni Gabrieli: Sanctus & Benedictus (à12)
Brahms: Schaffe in mir Gott ein rein Herz Op. 29, no.2
Two motets from Brahms’s library by Johan Eccard:
Uebers Gebirg Maria geht
Maria wallt zum Heiligtum
Brahms: Marienlieder Op. 22
Three Renaissance German partsongs from Brahms’s library:
Ludwig Senfl: Ich stund an einem Morgen
Heinrich Isaac: Innsbruck ich muss dich lassen
Ludwig Senfl: Ach Elslein liebes Elselein mein
Brahms: Funf Gesänge, Op. 104
Sunday June 19th 3pm Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth.
Tickets €15 / €12 (conc) or €18 at the door
Tel: 041 9833946 (Tue-Sat 10am-5pm)
or online at: www.droicheadartscentre.com
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Young voices meet old songs and that’s where the magic happens!
This is an exciting new project at Droichead Arts Centre. We are inviting young people from 14 years upwards to join us for four introductory sessions in traditional singing.
If you have an interest in singing in general, and want to know a little bit more about the extensive repertory of traditional songs that cover a range of themes and human experience as portrayed in the old ballads, local songs, folk songs, songs on politics, murder, love, emigration and more. Then join us and see if this is something for you.
Dates: 12th, 19th & 26th May, 2nd June.
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Fee: €20 for four weeks.
Droichead Arts Centre
Narrow West Street
Tel: + 353 041 9875140
Fax: + 353 041 9842055
‘NEAREST THE SOUTH POLE’
Monday February 28th 2011 at 8pm
Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St, Drogheda.
Admission 15/12 euro. Proceeds in aid of Drogheda Cares at Christmas
A multimedia event commemorating ‘Nearest the South Pole’, an illustrated lecture by Sir Ernest Shackleton based on the Nimrod South Pole Expedition given in the Rotunda Buildings, Dublin on February 21st 1911.
During the evening various aspects of both the Antarctic and Arctic regions will be explored and also a spotlight will be cast on the lives of the great Irish explorers Ernest Shackleton and Francis Leopold McClintock (The Lord Franklin Expedition) along with music – theatre, illustrated talks, poetry, song and contemporary newspaper readings. ‘Where a single footprint lasts a thousand years’ , a piece of music-theatre, composed by Michael Holohan and performed by Donal O’Kelly,
Simon O’Dwyer and Michael Holohan will round off the evening’s proceedings.
A unique group of participants will include
Jonathan Shackleton ……………. relative, biologist, explorer.
Neale Webb …………… relative, actor.
Dermot Somers ……………………. explorer, writer, broadcaster.
Donal O’Kelly……………………… playwright, actor.
Joseph Woods ……………………… poet.
Gerry Cullen ……………………… singer, ex. Voice Squad.
Breifne Holohan………………….. guitarist.
Simon O’Dwyer…………………. musician, Prehistoric Music Ireland
Michael Holohan………………… composer, musician
Supported by The Friends of the Rotunda, Dublin City Council, Dublin Unesco City of Literature, The Shackleton International Autumn School, Droichead Arts Centre,Louth County Council.
Contacts: Droichead Arts Centre 041-9875140, 041 -9833946
Michael Holohan 041-9839798 087-2139109
PLEASE NOTE: Postponed due to inclement weather
Saturday, December 4th 2010, 8.30pm
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda adm: 15 euro
For lovers of the Snow and Ice!!!
On Saturday 4th December there will be a special treat for polar enthusiasts and lovers of music, poetry and history. Following a ‘sellout’ at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda is delighted to host this fantastic show. Local composer Michael Holohan will bring this unique and entertaining event to Droichead.
Nearest the South Pole will consist of two brief audio–visual talks on Ernest Shackleton and Francis Leopold McLintock, poetry, newspaper readings concerning Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition and a moving piece of music-theatre composed and devised by Michael Holohan, Where a single footprint lasts a thousand years. This piece was commissioned for the National Concert Hall Shackleton Centenary and has recently been performed at The International Shackleton Autumn School in Athy, Co. Kildare.
Jonathan Shackleton and Neale Webb, both cousins of the explorer will contribute to the proceedings. Also taking part will be Donal O’ Kelly the renowned actor and
playwright, Simon O Dwyer, Prehistoric Music Ireland, the Drogheda poet Joseph
Woods, Director of Poetry Ireland, Dermot Somers the explorer and broadcaster, Gerry Cullen, the well known singer, Breifne Holohan, guitar, and the voice of Ernest Shackleton himself.
As a Christmas treat mulled wine and mince pies will be provided at the interval.
Come out, brave the cold and don’t miss this special chilly evening!!!!!!!!
Tickets for the show can be purchased from the box-office 041-9833946 or