Daily Archives: 26/10/2016

Application deadline: Sunday 27 November

unknown-5 is looking for a Secretary General. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to Culture Action Europe values, a strategic vision of the role of arts and culture in political life and believe in the value of arts and culture for European citizens.

For full job description see:

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter of 2 pages or less in English addressed to the Chair of the Executive Committee. This letter must give responses to the following questions:

1. What do you think are the main priorities for organisations in the arts and culture sector in Europe in the coming 5 years?
2. What has been your experience in designing and delivering a high-impact advocacy strategy, which achieved a clear result? Why did it succeed?

Send application by e-mail to: secretarygeneral@cultureactioneurope.org
marked “Job application – Secretary General – [and adding YOUR SURNAME]” in the subject line.


Job Vacancy | Secretary General at Culture Action Europe

cropped-VAINI2-e1431793573262.pngApplications deadline: Friday, 26 November, 5:30pm

Visual Artists Ireland, in Partnership with Dublin City Council and AICA Ireland, is inviting submissions for the 2016 Critical Writing Award, judged by J.J. Charlesworth (AICA UK, Associate Editor, Art Review), Sheena Barrett (Assistant Arts Officer, Dublin City Council) and Noel Kelly (President, AICA Ireland, Director, Visual Artists Ireland).

The winning writer will have their piece published in The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, receive a fee of €500, and join The Visual Artists’ News Sheet panel of art writers. They will also be invited to be part of the LAB Gallery’s 2017 programme, with a €300 writing commission.

Previous winners have included James Merrigan, Rebecca O’Dwyer and Joanne Laws.

Award submissions should be a 1200-word critique of an exhibition, event, festival, public artwork or similar that has taken place in Ireland during 2016. Applications should also include full contact details. Submissions should be sent to info@visualartists.ie with CRITICAL WRITING 2016 in the subject line. Late applications will not be considered.

Open Call | Critical Writing Award 2016

https-cdn-evbuc-com-images-25181170-44608926845-1-original3 November, 6 to 8pm
Venue: Filmbase, Curved Street, Dublin 2.

Create and Filmbase are hosting information events for film makers and artists in relation to this AIC Bursary Award. In the second” of two information sessions, Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development, Create and Alan Fitzpatrick , director, Filmbase will talk about the Art’s Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award: Collaborative Film. The focus will be on the application process and how a Bursary can help facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development . There will be additional contributions from Jijo Sebastian, film maker and recipient of a Arts Council Next Generation Bursary Award.

Booking required: bursaryawardcollaborativefilminfosession.eventbrite.ie

Information Session | Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme ...

das logoDeadline for applications: 18 November 2016

The Digital Arts Studios Home Residency offers artists working in any form of digital media four months to work on a specific project of choice, developing your skills and artistic practice. Working from your personal iMAC workstation alongside a group of peers, the shared residents’ studio space at DAS provides a productive and dynamic artistic environment, with additional support available from DAS staff to help realise the aims of your residency.

Artists based in the UK and Ireland are eligible to apply for the DAS Home Residency. The next Home Residency will run from February to May 2017. For more information and to apply visit https://digitalartsstudios.com/residencies.

Please note that artists living outside Northern Ireland are now also eligible to apply for the DAS International Residency, a 2-month residency where the successful applicant is provided with accommodation and a monthly stipend. The deadline for the DAS International Residency is also 18 November, and it will run from February to March 2017.

Upcoming Deadline | Digital Arts Studios Home Residency

das logoNovember 22 and 23, 6.30 to 9.00 pm

Learn about how to use openFrameworks and the Raspberry Pi, a cheap Linux computer, for gallery installation. The workshop will cover:

– the different kinds of Raspberry Pi, how to choose the right Pi for the job
– how to set up your Raspberry Pi as a high quality media player that will automatically boot up seamlessly loop all the videos presented to it on a USB stick
– how to install openFrameworks on the Pi and use computer vision to trigger a video playing in response to someone moving in a gallery space.

Experience of Arduino and Processing is recommended. Materials will be provided.
The workshop costs £40 for DAS or VAI members, and £60 standard rate.

For more information and booking visit: digitalartsstudios.com/events/new-workshop-raspberry-pi-for-gallery-install-with-robin-price.

Digital Arts Studios, 38-42 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LB

Raspberry Pi for Gallery Install with Robin Price | DAS, ...

AMINI-150Thursday 24 November, 7pm
Beanbag Cinema, Belfast
Tickets £3/ £2 VAI members

Peter Taylor, BFMAF director, will present a programme from the 2016 festival.

AMINI in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland presents the second of our autumn screenings at the Beanbag Cinema. Peter joined Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival in January 2015. Previously based in Rotterdam where he worked as a freelance curator, Peter has been a film programmer and researcher for the International Film Festival Rotterdam since 2006 and up until 2012 was also a programmer at WORM. He was selected by the Mondriaan Fonds for a 2015 research based residency at AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz, other recent activities include curating programmes for the DEAF Biennale and PLASTIK, Ireland’s festival for artists’ moving image.

AMINI is an artist led initiative for the promotion and critical discussion of artists’ moving image in Northern Ireland.

This event is hosted in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland with support from Belfast City Council.

To book tickets visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peter-taylor-bfmaf-screening-tickets

Screening | Peter Taylor: Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

placeholder-sq116 and 17 November, 9.30am – 5pm
VAI Belfast Office
In partnership with Craft NI

Prices for the full two-day workshop:
Early Bird Tickets before 2 November £20 / £10
Full Price Tickets £30 / £20
Includes lunch.

Setting Your Own Agenda – shift your mindset, find your focus and sharpen your creative mind.

A two day exploration of best practices for making ideas happen. Pragmatic action-orientated insights and skills are shared to empower you to make good the ideas you have in waiting…when it comes to creative work, every decision, everyday matters.

To book visit: visualartists.org.uk/booking/

Setting Your Own Agenda | Workshop with Patricia Clyne-Kelly

sflyer-18 Week Course // Starts 3 November, 7 to 9pm
Fee: €250

This course will examine the practice of documentary photography, focusing on the visual narrative and exploring the work of photographers in this tradition. Practical techniques are explored and students are shown how to research a topic, plan, photograph and present a photo story.

Kate Nolan is an Irish visual artist focusing on extended photographic stories that examine the nature of identity. Her work has been shown internationally at various institutions and was nominated for the Prix Pictet Award 2016.

Students must have a basic working knowledge of photography.
**The final class will end with a one night exhibition in Block T**

To Book Contact: katenolan@gmail.com 087 7833337

Block-T, 8 Basin View, Dublin 8
E: info@blockt.ie
W: blockt.ie

Introduction to Documentary Photography with Kate Nolan at BLOCK T