CONNECT AND CREATE
If you have a creative idea that you would like to realise in 2021 answer our call!
Our 2020 Off-Site programme was a major success with over 80 events employing 130 artists. With the current restrictions set to be with us for some time, our 2021 programme at An Táin Arts Centre will be a mix of in-house live work and off site work. We have a wealth of local talented performers, artists, musicians, and creators who we will connect with the wider community.
We are particularly interested in hearing from artists and performers who we did not get a chance to work with last year. We had great success in our last program with temporary public art installations, commissioned and published writing in local newspapers, online music events, book clubs, streaming films, online exhibitions, … we will do all of this and more, and we’re looking for brave new ideas that we can bring to life in 2021!
You don’t need to send complete programmes, just ideas for now – we can feed into them, and maybe even partner you with other artists.
Please send your initial thoughts to email@example.com to get the ball rolling.
Deadline: WEDNESDAY the 24th of February at 5pm.
We also want to showcase the best of what Dundalk’s performing arts groups and schools have to offer; maybe you have a video you would like us to share with our 5,000+ Facebook followers? Make sure you adhere to social distancing guidelines and share with us some of your work inspired by these strange times. Connect with us, and create.
In association in The Argus
‘A Day in Dundalk’ is a photography project by An Táin Arts Centre, which will capture a snapshot of daily life in Dundalk and the surrounding areas on Friday 19th of February 2021.
We are inviting YOU to join us and take a photo which captures your life on the 19th of February, to be included in this photographic exhibition. Whether you’re working, homeschooling the kids, enjoying the countryside, walking the dog or running errands in Dundalk town, we want you to photograph something from your life on that day and send it to us.
– Follow our camera club tips on social media.
– Join us on Friday 19th of February by taking a photo of your preferred subject.
– Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the image or who appears in the photograph. Please put “A Day in Dundalk submission” in the subject line of the email.
At a time when uncertainty is prevalent and our daily lives are in a constant state of change depending on the level of restrictions in place, An Táin Arts Centre want to capture a slice of life as we navigate the lifting and re-implementing of Covid-19 restrictions.
The images will be curated into an online exhibition viewable on An Táin Arts Centre’s virtual gallery. A selection will be printed in a featured article in the Dundalk Argus.
No photography experience is necessary, but to help you along we are collaborating with two local camera clubs to give some photography tips and inspiration, to help you capture the best image of your preferred subject. We will be posting a tip from each camera club on our social media between now and the 19th of February.
*Please be aware that as part of our terms and conditions by submitting a photograph you expressly give An Táin Arts Centre permission to use the image as part of the exhibition ‘A Day in Dundalk’ and as part of any marketing and /or promotional activity by An Táin Arts Centre. If you are submitting an image of children, please insure you have permission from their parent/ guardian.
The programme is open to recent graduates and artists at the start of their career looking to establish a collaborative practice in a community setting. The aim of the residency is to assist artists to research and develop new work and give them the time and space to develop their practice in a supportive and vibrant environment.
Part of the residency will include the mentoring of second level students on their portfolio for third level. Aside from this, we are not prescriptive about the manner in which you work with, and in the community, but we would like to see applications that demonstrate a genuine interest in collaboration and public engagement. Applications from individual artists and/or arts collectives working in any visual arts form are welcome.
The resident artist will be provided with the studio space adjoining The Basement Gallery from July 1st to September 30th, administrative and outreach support, and the opportunity to use the main gallery space for the month of September. The value of the bursary is €2000, which breaks down as a living stipend of €500 per month and a materials bursary of up to €500 (with receipts). The hours of the residency will be Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-16.00, with additional access available with prior agreement. Living accommodation is not included in the residency.
The successful artist or arts collective will be selected by a shortlisting and interview process, based on artist CV, proposal, portfolio, and references.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email email@example.com with one pdf document including the following details:
Artist(s) CV (max three pages)
Proposal for residency (500-1000 words). Clear reference must be made to the communities the artist would like to work with, proposed themes, outcomes, outreach, workshops and/or talks, as applicable.
Portfolio with samples of current and previous work (max three pages)
Email and phone contact details for two professional / academic references
Application deadline: Wednesday, 24th of February 2021 at 5pm
Kindly supported by: Louth County Council and Arts Council of Ireland.
Carlow County Council – Public Art Working Group wish to commission an artist(s) under the FÁILTE IRELAND DEVELOPED & EMERGING DESTINATION TOWNS CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME (2019) to create a compelling, artistically excellent, contemporary series of interactive artworks that are incorporated into the indicative Town Trail located across Carlow Town.
Timescale Stage 1 deadline for applications:
12noon 17th February 2021, Stage 2 deadline: 12noon 12th March 2021
Budget Available: €50,000 fully inclusive of VAT, all materials and all groundwork if required and installation costs.
We also wish to commission an artist(s) to develop a suitable public artwork that marks the life’s work of John Tyndall as we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of his birth. Tyndall was the great 19th century climate scientist, educator and mountaineer, who was born on Main Street, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow.
Timescale: Deadline for Applications – 12noon 4th March 2021
Budget Available: €98,000 fully inclusive of VAT, all materials and all necessary installation costs.
Applications are sought from highly experienced artists with a proven track record of public art commissions. We ask that artists respond to the agreed aims of the commission and read the Artist Brief carefully for each commission as all information is contained within this. Artists may choose to respond to just one or both commissions.
Artist Brief can be downloaded from: www.carlow.ie/arts under ‘Arts Documents & Forms’.
Please submit your application via email to PAWG@carlowcoco.ie.
All supporting materials attached to your proposal must be clearly labelled and have the artists name at the top of each document. All links and supporting material provided must open and be accessible to the assessment panel – any material that is not will be deemed ineligible. Emails larger than 25mb will be rejected by our Firewall. If your email is going to be larger than 25mb please email us three days prior to closing. Electronic applications only.
Creative Heartlands is a new project developed by Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon Arts Offices and Local Enterprise Offices in partnership with a number of cultural organisations and stakeholders in the three counties. The project is designed to strengthen the regional creative sector and to provide insight and expertise to plan for development within the three counties. Continuing to build on the work undertaken under the SLR film project (www.slr.ie), one of the key areas identified for development is the film sector and applications for the position of ‘Creative Heartlands Project Manager- Film’ are now sought.
This is an exciting opportunity to help shape this new project and work across the region to support filmmakers and to foster and grow the film sector in the region. This is a three-year part-time position on fixed term contract which will commence in early 2021. The position will be based in Carrick-on-Shannon, but it is expected that remote working may be a feature of the contract. Travel across the region will be required (subject to relevant Covid-19 guidance). This role offers an exciting opportunity to develop projects that support the professional development of film professionals in the region, encourage diverse opportunities for filmmakers; and encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary activities across the creative sector.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 26 January at 12pm. Completed applications must be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants may be shortlisted for interview based on information supplied in their application.
Queries relating to the post can be made to Rebecca Farrell, Economic Regeneration Officer, Leitrim County Council, email@example.com
#DroicheadConnects: Our doors might be closed but the creativity continues. Droichead is delighted to announce our first strand of ARTIST BURSARIES for 2021. Three bursaries of €4,000 are available for professional artists who are based in Louth and East Meath. Part of our strategy, enabling arts and artists, supporting the work and development of artists in this region.
These bursaries are open to artists working in all disciplines and art forms, and we welcome applications from all artists in Louth and East Meath. So if you have an idea that you would like to develop, a piece of work that you want to complete, apply! We will also offer support in kind including space and mentoring as required and we will assist with documentation of the project. The bursaries are for three artists to work over a six-month period from March – August 2021.
How to apply.
– A one page outline of your idea /project including the time frame (500 words max).
– One page on who you are and what you do.
– Two examples of previous work and your CV.
– Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 5:00pm Fri 5 February 2021
Decisions: A panel, which will include the Droichead director and two external arts professionals, will assess all submissions. Successful artists will be notified on Friday 19 February 2021. If you have any queries please email email@example.com
The Louth Creative Ireland Community Grant Fund will provide support to local and community event organisers in the research, planning and delivery of creative projects within the community context such as workshops, projects, presentations or events. These creative projects can include music, literature, fi lm, video, community arts, drama, dance, visual arts, architecture, archives and heritage.
Applications must include a contingency plan and solutions as to how the project can be delivered should you be faced with further Covid-19 restrictions during the timeframe of the project.
There are two types of grant assistance available:
1. 1. Up to €500 for projects in development for 2022.
2. Grants up to €5000 are available for projects that can be completed and
delivered by 1st Nov 2021.
Applications by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be received by Louth County Council by Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 4pm
Information support on the application process will be provided if needed, email email@example.com to register for assistance.
Opportunity for Irish Artists. Apply for Artist Residencies and the Romilly Walton Masters Experimental Performance Bursary.
Closing Date 5pm on 12th January.
Click here for more details.