Daily Archives: 02/11/2016

nordart-2017-international-exhibition-of-visual-artsDeadline for applications: 30 November

The NordArt International Exhibition of Visual Arts is open for applications for 2017 and all artists are invited to submit theirs.

NordArt is an annual international art exhibition, organised every summer for four months by a non-profit cultural initiative Kunstwerk Carlshütte and brings the world together artistically. It is one of the biggest European exhibitions of contemporary art and attracts approximately 80,000 guests each year.

Each year one artist is awarded the NordArt-Prize — worth 10,000 Euro — with the aim to support the art and culture scene. A Public Choice Award is awarded as well, thanks to the votes the visitors of the NordArt cast to their favorite artist. The 2017 Exhibition is scheduled for 10 June – 08 October 2017.

Each year the exhibition is preceded by the international NordArt Symposium. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium and create large works (sculpture, installation, painting) for the current NordArt.

Last year, about 4500 artists from 109 countries have submitted their applications for NordArt 2016.

For more information and to apply see: http://www.nordart.de/en/bewerbung-NA17.html

No submission fee.

Open Call | NordArt International Exhibition and Competition, Germany

trinityDeadline for applications: 14 November

The Library of Trinity College Dublin has the largest Library collection in Ireland, with over six million printed volumes, extensive collections of journals, more than half a million maps and very large collections of manuscripts reflecting over four hundred years of academic development. More recently, it has established a collection of over 80,000 electronic journals and over 350,000 electronic books. It has been a legal deposit library for Ireland and the United Kingdom since 1801.

The Library’s 2015-2020 Strategy states its ambitions to be truly at the core of the Trinity College Dublin community, providing increasingly diverse services, facilities and partnerships to ever-widening, inter-disciplinary academic fields; building on historic strengths and increasingly developing new areas; and balancing Trinity College Dublin’s international profile and its national responsibilities for the benefit of the entire community. Within this dynamic context, the newly-configured role of Head of Research Collections has been established to support with the successful delivery of this Strategy, utilizing Trinity’s research collections for the benefit of further research, educational and engagement activity. The Head will report to the Librarian and College Archivist and be part of the Library’s senior leadership team.

With extensive experience in Research Collections, special collections, manuscripts, archives or museums, successful candidates for this post will have proven experience of strategic leadership in major collections, and will be able to communicate a vision, and translate this into action, for developing collections and activities to both the Research Collections team and the wider University. S/he will ensure that the collections make a significant contribution to teaching, research, and engagement with the wider community, and will have demonstrated the ability to manage significant projects, preferably building projects with an empathy and understanding of multiple audiences, including visitors. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated the ability to develop relationships with donors and secure external funding from public and private sources, and will have an understanding of the exciting opportunities presented by technology.

For full job description see: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUV666/head-of-research-collections/

Job Vacancy | Head of Research Collections, Trinity College Dublin

heliumlogoDeadline: 11 November

Helium Arts seeks General Manager (part-time) based in Mullingar.

Helium Arts is seeking a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated individual to develop the role of General Manager. The first priority will be to oversee the existing financial functions and develop and implement financial internal control systems to support the growth of Helium Arts. The new post of General Manager is to support the Artistic Director/CEO and is strategic and developmental within our small team, based in Helium’s office in Mullingar. This is a role which will grow as Helium Arts expands to fulfill its mission.

Helium Arts is the national children’s arts and health organisation igniting the creative powers of children and teens living with chronic illness through the arts, so they can live life to the full.

Please contact hr@helium.ie to request the full job description and application process.

Helium Arts seeks General Manager

dlr-public-ageDeadline: 2 December

Public space should be designed with everyone in mind, but sometimes our public spaces let us down as we get older. Public Age is an open call out for architect-led multidisciplinary teams to explore how our public spaces can work better for older people to ensure our public spaces contribute to, rather than inhibit, our health, wellbeing and positive ageing. Public Age is commissioned by the dlrCountyCouncil/HSE Arts and Health Partnership, with additional grant-aid support from the Arts Council, and in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation.

Public Age will see the winning team collaboratively engage with a group of older people from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County in order to develop a public outcome, installation, temporary intervention or happening in the County in 2017. The project outcome will encourage and empower people and communities to engage in a creative way with the issues explored.

We wish for teams of architects, artists, designers, care workers, social scientists and others to reflect on how our public spaces serve our older communities. We want these teams to work with older communities to highlight, and perhaps even solve, some of the challenges they face in our urban and rural environments through an architectural outcome.

The winning team will begin work on this collaborative project in January 2017 and with a budget of €20,000 will create something imaginative and memorable to highlight the importance of inclusive public space.

For more details and application form see: http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/funding-opportunities/public-age-architecture-open-call

Open Call | Public Age, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

pathway2Deadline for applications: Wednesday 23 November, 12 noon.

‘…the lives we live’ 1: Grangegorman Public Art was launched on Friday 18th September 2015 and runs until December 2017. It is the realisation of the Grangegorman Arts Strategy (2012) devised to utilise Per Cent for Art and other funds in the context of the redevelopment of Grangegorman. ‘… the lives we live’  runs under six ‘pathways’, each with different aims. These are designed to facilitate the realisation of a wide range of ideas that will add to the distinctiveness of the area, whether to do with its past history or with its emerging and promised future. The governing aim is for the highest standards of art and engagement.

As part of ‘…the lives we live’ Grangegorman’s public art programme, Pathway 6 explores lending and acquisitions policies. In response to the next building project to be completed on the Grangegorman site, this pathway is offering an opportunity for artists to lend artworks to this building, the HSE Primary Care Centre. This new facility is due to open in spring 2017.  Go to www.ggda.ie/pubic-art to register your interest and receive the Brief.

The total Lending Fund available for artist fees amounts to €10,000 which will be distributed through the projects curatorial panel.

Please note that anyone interested in making a submission to either opportunity must first register interest with the Grangegorman public art programme by filling in a Registration of Interest form here and returning it to public.art@ggda.ie
Further information and all submission requirements for these exciting opportunities can only be issued upon receiving the registration form. For more information on the Grangegorman Public Art programme check out www.ggda.ie/public-art. Please direct all queries to 01 402 4140 or public.art@ggda.ie.

Open Call | ‘…the lives we live’ Lending Opportunity, Grangegorman ...

and-my-cameraSaturday 12/ 19/ 26 November, 1.30 to 4.30pm | Fee: £60 / £45 concession
Void Patrick Street, Derry

‘Aftershock’ Workshop series with artist Mhairi Sutherland as part of Void Engage programme for Andres Serrano ‘Torture’

This is a dynamic and intensive short programme of visual arts – making and stimulating conversation around the challenging and adult themes of the Serrano exhibition. Perfect for people who enjoy visiting galleries of a Saturday afternoon, students and others with an interest in the history of art and contemporary artists, and for those who want to explore the exhibition themes on a deeper level.
The group will work individually, drawing from the nude model using a range of media, such as charcoal, Indian ink and colour. A movement session will explore issues of trust, defence, interaction and conveying emotion through bodily movement and gesture. The drawings and other studies will be used as the basis for a completed work in the third session. Using the Torture exhibition by Andres Serrano as a thematic starting point, the workshop will discuss contemporary and art historical examples of artwork as ‘shocking’, through examples and discussion. Suitable for both less and more experienced, the workshops will combine a series of dynamic art activities within a relaxed, social atmosphere, including discussion, coffee and an exhibition tour.

E: hello@derryvoid.com, T: 028 7130 8080


‘Aftershock’ Workshop Series with Mhairi Sutherland, Void, Derry