Shelly McDonnell

Artspace Studios invite applications from visual artists for studio rental.
Professional visual artists working in any medium are welcome to apply.
All applications will be kept on file and looked at as studios become available.
Studio space is subsidised, limited and competitive, submitting an application does not guarantee a studio.
Artists must submit a current CV, artist’s statement, cover letter and 6-8 examples of previous work by e mail. (No slides or originals please)

T: 091 773046, E:

Artspace Studios Ltd.
Unit 7-8 Addley Park
Liosban Estate
Tuam Road

Artists Studios Available at Artspace Studios, Galway

Applications are now being accepted for seven state-of-the-art studios, available for rent at The Model in Sligo.

Located in Sligo, The Model is distinctive internationally as a multi-disciplinary arts organisation that is led by the contemporary visual arts. The Model takes an integrated approach to programming, with a strong focus on contemporary culture and relevant global issues, which are mediated inclusively to diverse audiences.
Studio rentals are available for 1 to 2 year lease options commencing 1 April 2018.
Fees for the studios are €225 per month which includes utilities and broadband. Studios are unfurnished, have 24-hour access and measure approx 7 x 4 metres. Applicants should note that the studios are not residential and parking is not included. Paid parking is available at a daily rate in nearby Sligo County Council Car Parks

Application Criteria:
Applicants need to demonstrate a professional practice as a visual artist.
Applications should include:

• CV – please limit to two pages.
• Detailed Letter of Interest that outlines upcoming exhibitions and projects that necessitate a studio space.
• Supporting Materials (outlined below) should be sent by post.
• Letters of Recommendation by a mentor or colleague are advised.

Supporting Materials:
Still Images:
Slides, Photographs, Laser prints: Please ensure that your name is clearly marked on all visuals submitted with your application. We will accept a maximum of ten images.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 13 Feb. 2018
Full applications may be sent via post to: Sandy Porter, Administrator, The Model, The Mall, Sligo
For further information, visit our website:

Studios Available at The Model, Sligo

Ormond Studios are currently inviting applications for studio membership. Members have access to shared studio equipment and use of the Ormond Project Space. Personal spaces are roughly 2 x 2.25 metres with 24 hour access. As an artist-led space each member is required to take on a role in the running and maintenance of the studios.
Rent is €130 per month including utilities. The space is available from 05th Feb 2018.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Applications should contain, as a single PDF/Word Doc: CV (2 pages max), letter of interest outlining your reasons for wanting to join an artist-led space (300 words max) and max 10 images/links to moving image works.

Deadline for applications: Fri 26th Jan 2018 @ 5pm

Ormond Studios, 4 Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin 1

Studio Space Available at Ormond Studios, Dublin 1

Application deadline: 9 March

K-FEST, Killorglin, Co. Kerry (June 1st – 4th) invites visual and performing artists, curators, and other visual art practitioners working in ALL artistic media to submit work for inclusion in the 2K18 visual and performing art pop-up gallery programme. Submissions are welcome for solo and group, Irish, and international exhibitions. K-FEST has a particular interest in emerging artists.

The final selection of artworks will be based on thematic connection, artistic quality, and feasibility.
Please use the checklist to the right when preparing your submission (the checklist is simply an organisational tool and not necessary to include with your submission package). Submissions should include ALL the following items in order to be considered. For questions related to your submission or technical issues, email

Selected artists will receive the following:
• Hanging and/or floor space (10 feet) to display their artworks during the festival
• Mention on our Web site,, including an example of their work
• Promotion via K-FEST’s social media platforms
• Special rates at nearby B&Bs and guesthouses
• Evening meals Saturday and Sunday evenings during K-FEST
• Automatic entry into the Screaming Pope Prize, K-FEST’s own unique visual arts award and cash prize, with work selected by a panel of acclaimed art critics and/or experienced artists. Visit for details.
• Access to K-FEST’s 50+ events covering art, music, film, drama, spoken word, and more over the June Bank Holiday weekend at no cost.

Please note: If selected, there is a €10 registration fee to be paid on arrival at the festival. All accepted artists must be present for the duration of the entire festival. In addition, either the artist or a representative should be present in your respective gallery space for the duration of the entire festival. There is no commission on sale of work. Insurance is covered by the festival. There is no artist fee.

For more information see:

Open Call | K-Fest 2018, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

Workshop making papier mache sculpture , using mainly recycled materials, participants make and animal or object of there choosing. Learning how to build an armature, building shape with newspaper, finally a papier mache layer with cardboard. Participants will walk away with a sculpture and understanding of how to use the technique to make more. The workshop is for adults, children may attend if accompanied by an adult.

Tom is a  full time artist and has been working with papier mache for over 15 years and has facilitated many workshops and large scale projects.

Dates: 27th January
Fee: €70 (concesions may be available on request)
Location: The Village Hall, 4 Patricks Quay, Cork
Booking: 087 6102142 or

Papier Mache Workshop with Tom Campbell, Cork

Application deadline: Monday 29 January

The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it will offer a Jerome Hynes Fellowship for 2018/19. The application window is now open for the Jerome Hynes Fellowship 2018/19, an award that aims to develop outstanding cultural leaders for Ireland.

The fellowship is an initiative of the London-based Clore Leadership Programme, which annually attracts in the region of twenty-five exceptional individuals who have the potential to play a significant role across a wide range of cultural activity. The successful candidate will receive a bursary of the equivalent of £15,000 Sterling in addition to a training budget of £7,500 Sterling for costs associated with their individual development programme.

Commencing in September 2018, the recipient of the Jerome Hynes Fellowship will undertake most of their programme over a concentrated seven month period between January and July 2019. In addition to shared learning activities, each Fellow undertakes a customised programme of personal and professional development.

The structure of the programme includes:
• two residential leadership courses
• three-month placement to gain practical experience in a cultural organisation
• bespoke learning opportunities
• individually-selected training, mentoring and coaching.

Fellows take a total of approximately eight months away from work to focus on the programme.

Previous recipients of the award are: Kathleen Turner; Course Director, MA Community Music Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Dylan Haskins, broadcaster and producer; Mags Walsh, Young People, Children and Education Adviser, The Arts Council; Jo Mangan, Director, Performance Corporation; Willie White, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Dublin Theatre Festival; Sharon Murphy, artist and curator; Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork; and Fearghus Ó’Conchúir, dancer and choreographer.

This Fellowship is open to candidates who live and work in Ireland and who are committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in Ireland.

For further information, and to access the online application form, please visit

Open Call | Arts Council Jerome Hynes Fellowship 2018/19

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 30 January, 5pm

Limerick Printmakers (LP) is a continuously evolving member-focused printmaking organisation that has become an integral part of the cultural landscape in the mid west of Ireland since its establishment in 1999. LP is now inviting applications for a Part Time Studio Assistant – Technical/Exhibitions (18 hours per week over 3 days) to join the team.

Aim(s) of Position

• To ensure the smooth and efficient running of the print studio for LP studio members and all service users by providing exemplary service via technical and organisational support, maintenance of facilities, and administration associated with these areas.
• To assist in the delivery of LP’s Exhibition, Education and Community Engagement programmes as outlined in the detailed job spec.

The successful candidate will possess

• Qualification or proven equivalent experience in Fine Art Printmaking.

Preferable Experience
• Demonstrable experience in maintaining/supervising an artistic studio/space.
• Ability to complete small repairs an advantage.

To request a detailed job spec, please contact LP at

Job Vacancy | Part-Time Studio Assistant at Limerick Printmakers

Application deadline: 15 April

The call is open to 3D, Video installation and site specific performing art projects as well as virtual reality and Augmented reality games.

Artists are encouraged to consider the following options with regards to the locations and venue possibilities that the city of Ermoupolis offers:

  • Video Art Installations at key locations that define the character of the city: Maximum duration 5 minutes
  • Site specific installations/ Performing art and dance exhibitions in public space The organisers encourage proposals that will enhance the participation of the audience and the community. Maximum duration 10 minutes
  • Augmented reality projects through smart phone apps, interaction between image and sound, interactive (motion detection) animation

The team of the Eye’s Walk Digital festival will be responsible for the curatorial work and the production.

Starting from the island of Syros the “Europe started Here!” project may appear in other cities in Greece and abroad as an opportunity for people to connect with the public space through the art.

Travel costs to and from the location of the festival, which is held in Syros island are partially covered. Accomodation fees are partially covered too.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Eyes’ Walk Digital Festival 2018, Greece

Application deadline: 22 February, midnight

Established to generate forward-looking ideas to better our community through design and dialogue, the BDA Prize explores current topics for Charlottesville annually.

In light of recent events and discussions regarding the role of public sculpture, memorials and monuments, the 2018 BDA Prize seeks designs that express the identity and values of Charlottesville’s diverse community.

The prize fund includes a total of $8,000 — of which $5,000 are reserved for the Grand Prize winner.

The site for this year’s competition is the west end of Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall, one of the longest pedestrian malls in the United States, designed by the acclaimed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin in 1976.

Submissions should highlight the potential of public art, and the visual arts in general, and contribute to intellectual and reflective conversations in Charlottesville and beyond.

The BDA Prize is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams.

Prizes for 2018

  • One Grand Prize Award US $5,000
  • Two Finalist Prizes US $1,000 (x 2)
  • One Community Choice Award US $1,000

For more information and application details:

Open Call | BDA Prize 2018, Charlottesville, USA