Shelly McDonnell

Available to professional artists only. First-floor open-plan studio (approx. 250 sq. m.) with wooden floors, natural light and heating in a beautifully-restored stone building; large kitchen/living room with bathroom/shower unit on ground floor. Separate living accommodation in historical and atmospheric period house c. 10km from Dublin City: double bedrooms, kitchen, living room, etc.

  • Forge on grounds for sculptural work.
  • Four double bedrooms available.
  • Suitable for individual professional artists/couples.
  • Rental periods 3 – 12 months.
  • Wi-Fi available.

Own transport preferable due to a very infrequent bus service but regular public transport routes are within (good) walking distance.

To forward CV and images/links or request further details please email Rita at:

Studio with Accommodation for Rent Close to Dublin City

Thursday 23 November

Are you developing an application for the Cooperation Projects deadline in January 2018? The Creative Europe Desk Ireland (CED) – Culture Office is hosting a free application workshop in Dublin for organisations that are developing proposals for the Cooperation Projects deadline which has been moved to 18 January 2018 at 11am Irish time.

· Get some insights into what you need to demonstrate in your proposal for a successful application
· Learn about the red flag items that can trip applicants up!
· Talk through the application form and walk through completing the budget spreadsheet
· Hear tips from previously successful applicants

Email to reserve a place.

CED will also have a general introduction to Cooperation Projects funding to begin the session. So if you are not planning an application for this year’s deadline but would like to learn more then come for coffee and the introductory session.

Can’t attend the workshop on the 23 November? Phone CED for information and advice or email your questions to CED here to help, right up to the time that you press that submit button, so do keep in touch.

Information Session on Creative Europe Cooperation Projects Applications

Application deadline: 30 November, 4pm

The Artist in Schools Scheme is about to commence its 2018 programme. This scheme is run by Galway County Council’s Arts Office and is open to all primary schools in Galway County Council’s administrative area. Its aim is to offer children the opportunity to work with a professional artist on a once-off project in visual arts, dance, literature, drama, music, photography, film, etc.

While it is not possible to offer this scheme to every school that applies, the programme seeks to encourage, in so far as possible, an art-form and geographic spread and also to award the scheme to previously unsuccessful applicants.

Please note that successful applicants in 2017 are automatically ineligible for this round of funding.

Application Form and Guidelines here:

Completed applications must be returned to:

Artist in Schools Scheme 2018
Arts Office
Galway County Council
County Hall
Prospect Hill

For further information, contact Sharon or Breeda in the Arts Office, Galway County Council on 091 509177/509584 or email

Funding | Galway County Council Artist in Schools Scheme 2018

Deadline for Stage 1 submissions: Friday 5 January 2018.

The HSE and the management of the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar Co Mayo wish to invite proposals for site specific art work, these pieces of art will be positioned in the newly constructed 74 bedded hospital which is currently under construction with a view for completion by the end of 2017. The funding for this project has been kindly funded by the Per cent for Art Scheme.

Value €55,000 split into 3 projects
The budget covers design, materials and fabrication costs, and installation costs and all other associated costs including V.A.T

View Artists Brief here:

No specific theme, or outcome, is prescribed for this commission, however the preferences are that it impacts positively on the quality of the residents lives incorporating the spirit and ethos of today’s care delivery with an acknowledgement of the hospitals rich and varied history. All art forms will be considered.

The art work is required by Autumn 2018.

This is a two stage open competition. Artists will be selected on the basis of their submission.

Stage 1 submissions must contain:
1. CV and relevant examples of previous work
2. Costings of the project
3. Concept of the art work
4. Supply minimum of 2 A4 drawings or alternative expression to communicate
the concept of the art work

Stage 2 shortlisted artists will be invited to develop proposals in more detail and an honorarium of €500 will be paid to each shortlisted artist.

Selection panel
The panel will consist of the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Estates Project Manager, a Resident and two external artists with public art commissioning experience.

Site visits will be facilitated on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 10am. by appointment only.

Please contact Claire McGinley on 094 9051701 or via email to confirm attendance at the site visit, or for any further queries.

Open Call | Public Art Commissions Sacred Heart Hospital

Application deadline: 4 December

National Gallery Singapore is a visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments—City Hall and former Supreme Court—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting venue.

In this full-time role, working under the direction of the Assistant Director (Programmes), the candidate will be responsible for developing programmes that enable the National Gallery Singapore’s to reach a broad-based audience, with a focus on families, youth and non-traditional museum going audiences.

The candidate will be part of a team that develops, implements and oversees the Gallery’s programmes, community events and festivals in collaboration identified within the Gallery’s partnership network.

The candidate will be part of the dynamic Programmes team under the Audience Development and Engagement division, to develop strategies and grow community partnerships to help increase public familiarity with the Gallery’s identity, mission, and services, with the goal of bringing the non-traditional museum going audiences into the Gallery.

For more information and application details:

Job Vacancy | Assistant Manager (Programmes) at National Gallery Singapore

Studio includes Living accommodation, which consists of 1 double bedroom, bathroom, Kitchen/dining/living room, wifi, washing machine, parking.

Available from 6th of December 2017 up to April/May 2018.

€600 pm + utilities
(1 months deposit + 1 month in advance)

Ideally located in the a quiet street of the village, the gateway to the majestic landscape of the Burren, on the West Coast Of Ireland.

Surrounded by endless sources of inspiration this could be a great opportunity you to get some time away from the norm and get immersed in something new.

Parking space available, the village also has a regular bus service to Galway and to the Cliffs of Moher and everywhere in between. The Village has a vibrant art scene with many artists and musicians living and working in the area, also has lots of Cafés and good eateries, a health food shop, 2 supermarkets, pharmacy not to mention several charming Pubs that have regular traditional Irish music sessions, if that’s your thing.

Email for more information:

Studio Space with Living Quarters Available, West of Ireland

Application deadline: 9 January

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in its exhibition competition for 2018 and in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are all invited to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity”.

In 2018, a total of $3,000 US will be awarded in the form of three separate awards — $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult”, “Best-in-Show Student” and the “People’s Choice” award.

Embracing Our Differences’ annual international outdoor juried art exhibition features billboard-size images and is displayed during April and May each year in Island Park along Sarasota’s bayfront in Southwest Florida. nLast year, the competition received more than 10,761 individual entries from 115 countries and 48 states. A total of 90 winning works were selected.

Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the 15th annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Embracing Our Differences Competition 2018, Florida

The Courthouse Gallery and Studios comprises of a gallery, a project space, four artists’ studios, a workshop space and a recording studio. It is located in Ennistymon, serving the region of North West Clare. The organisation is a registered charity and is funded on a not-for-profit basis by Clare County Council, LEADER, the Arts Council (project funding), and through self-realised fundraising.

Housed in a restored Georgian courthouse building, the four studios offer 24/7 access, are situated on the first floor (no lift), and have good natural light.

The Courthouse is now inviting applications from professional visual artists for occupancy of two of the studios, with a minimum licencing of three months, to a maximum term of 2 years and 9 months. Professional craft makers will also be considered.
Heat, light and broadband are included in the monthly fee of €150, payable in advance on the 1st of each month.

Please send submissions by email, and include the following:
* A letter of interest
* CV and biography
* Documentation of work – provide at least 10 examples in Jpeg or PDF format

Deadline for applications is 16th December 2017. Send emails to, including ‘Studio Application’ in the subject line.

Studios Available at The Courthouse Gallery and Studios, Co. Clare