Opportunities


Wednesday 17 January, 1.15pm

On the occasion of his current solo exhibition, variations on a garden, Abbas Akhavan has selected to show this short documentary, a view of the Baghdad ten years after the US invasion.

Made in 2013, the film is hosted by VICE co-found Suroosh Alvi, who is guided by Waleed Nesyif, an award winning Iraqi film-maker and writer, meeting conflicting views on the many changes to the city. Akhavan’s work and after and after (2003/2008), included in the current exhibition, is a passport sized photographic image of Nesyif who presents himself twice, once with ink on one finger to denote the act of voting in democratic elections, and the other with all fingers inked marking admission into police records and border controls.

All are welcome to this free screening. There is no need to book a place.

Gallery 2
The Douglas Hyde Gallery
Trinity College, Dublin 2
T: 01 896 1116
E: dhgallery@tcd.ie
W: douglashydegallery.com

Screening | In Saddam’s Shadow: Baghdad 10 Years After the ...


Application deadline: Thursday 15 February, 5pm

The Arts Council will offer Project awards in the following:

  • Arts Participation
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Music
  • Street Arts and Spectacle
  • Traditional Arts
  • Theatre

The Arts Council’s Project awards support specific project activities under each of the above artform/arts practice areas. The Visual Arts Project Award deadline is in August.

The award guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website from mid December: http://www.artscouncil.ie/available-funding

Who can apply:
The award is open to individuals and organisations.

Who cannot apply:
Organisations in receipt of grant funding for 2018 cannot apply. This means organisations in receipt of Strategic Funding, Venues Funding or Partnership Funding.

NOTE: you cannot make an application for both Project Funding and Arts Grant Funding in 2018.

Funding | Arts Council Project Awards


Deadline for applications: 14 January

Arts in Hospital and the Organ Donation Fund of Dorset County Hospital wish to commission new artwork that engages people in some way with the idea of organ donation. We are seeking an unusual, creative and innovative approach to this subject that provokes conversations, debate on the subject and raises awareness of organ donation amongst the public.

The total budget for the art work is £10,000. This must include artist’s fees, all materials and fabrication costs, travel and expenses for the scheme as a whole. However further resources may be available for ancillary work such as landscaping, planting or physical artwork enablement.

To apply for this commission please send an up to date CV, a selection of up to 10 images of recent work or projects and a statement setting out your interest in the project with any initial thoughts about how you might approach it. Three shortlisted artists will be asked to interview week commencing 12th of February 2018 (precise date tbc) at Dorset County Hospital.

For more information and to apply online: curatorspace.com//bodies-with-organs-artist-commission/1862

Open Call | Bodies With Organs Commission, Dorset County Hospital, ...



Application deadline: 22 December

HOPE IS MAYBE is a growing exhibition, based on interviews with asylum seekers, demonstrating its fluency of interpretations. It will first be shown in Munich at the Jesuit Refugee Home and at Munich International Airport. Both exhibitions are the foundation for a catalogue.

HOPE is hardly to be defined. What do we HOPE for? Does HOPE depend on the country of origin? Our language? Our education? Our faith? Our personal emotions? HOPE IS MAYBE.

Michael Haerteis at COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY has initiated this public art project in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service in Munich and is supported by the Chaplaincy at Munich Airport and Misereor Aachen.

Based on interviews with asylum seekers, Michael has collected prominent statements that center around these questions. In a next step, artists are now invited to choose a citation from the list, reflect on it, and create or share an artwork, which will become part of the exhibition.

View the list of citations and apply here: collaborative-creativity.com/hope-is-maybe/

If you should be interested in submitting work please keep the following in mind: Due to the nature of the project, the organisers cannot exhibit original works of art. Any submitted artwork will be reproduced to meet the requirements of any exhibition location. Any submission needs to be digitally transferred in the highest possible resolution – ideally 300 dpi at original scale.

Open Call | HOPE IS MAYBE Exhibiton, Munich


Mia Lukto is an art/writing project co-ordinated by James Oberhelm. Mia Lukto is Esperanto for ‘My Struggle’. The book will be a compilation of writings by people who have applied to study art (at any stage of life – recently, or long ago), but whose application was not accepted.

You are invited to contribute a piece of writing with the title ‘my struggle’ that explores your experience of the paths and perspectives opened up by ‘rejection’. Anything goes – serious, playful, or other; it could be whimsical, or sarcastic – say today’s weekly shopping list for the family, or it could be the darkest of speculations from those gruelling sleepless nights. You can also make your contribution by interview.

All contributions are welcome. The material will be edited into a constellation of text, which is arranged on the page like stars in the sky, producing a conversation between all participants.

Contributors will be credited, or you can use a pseudonym, or remain anonymous if you wish.

The editor is happy to discuss the project further. Otherwise just send something through.

Contact details:
James Oberhelm
T: (UK) 07845118701
E: mialukto@protonmail.com

or by post:
Box 332, 111 W George St.,
Glasgow, G2 1QX, Scotland

Open Call for Contributions to Mia Lukto, Art/Writing Project


Closing date for receipt of applications: 18 December, 4pm

The National Gallery of Ireland wishes to recruit a Henry Vaughan Fellow on a 12 month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Senior Marketing and Engagement Manager (or his/her nominated deputy).

The National Gallery of Ireland is Ireland’s major national cultural institution devoted to the collection and care of fine art. Comprising some 16,000 paintings, drawings, watercolours, miniatures, prints, sculpture and decorative arts, the institution’s extensive holdings include masterpieces by many of the most celebrated figures in the history of western European art. In addition, the Gallery houses the most representative collection of historic Irish art.

Salary: €20,000 per annum
Duration: 12 month fixed term contract

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, degree transcript to jobopportunities@ngi.ie or alternatively via post to the Ms. Michelle Serviss, HR Partner, National Gallery of Ireland, 89 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2. References (contact details) must be available upon request. Please state only Henry Vaughan Fellowship application.

For full job description and requirements see: nationalgallery.ie/HENRYVAUGHANFELLOWSHIP_.pdf

Open Call | Henry Vaughan Fellowship, Public Engagement Department, NGI



Closing date for receipt of applications: 18 December, 4pm

The National Gallery of Ireland wishes to recruit a Máire MacNeill Sweeney Fellow in the Curatorial Department on a 12 month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Head Curator (or his/her nominated deputy), the Curatorial Fellow will serve as an integrated member of the Curatorial Department.

The National Gallery of Ireland is Ireland’s largest national cultural institution devoted to the collection and care of fine art. The Gallery’s collection comprises some 16,000 artworks, including masterpieces by many of the most celebrated figures in the history of Western art. In addition, the Gallery houses the most comprehensive collection of historic Irish art, and the National Portrait Collection. Its collections of art and archives are invaluable resources for anyone with an interest in art, history and Western culture.

Salary: €20,000 per annum
Duration: 12 months fixed term contract

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, degree transcript to jobopportunities@ngi.ie or alternatively via post to the Ms. Michelle Serviss, HR Partner, National Gallery of Ireland, 89 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2. References (contact details) must be available upon request. Please state only Máire MacNeill Sweeney Fellow application.

For full description and requirements see: nationalgallery.ie/MáireMacNeillSweeneyFellowship.pdf

Open Call | Máire MacNeill Sweeney Fellowship, The National Gallery ...



Deadline: 19 January, 5pm

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is bringing the world’s best films to Dublin between 21st February – 4th March 2018, and to make sure it’s programme of over 130 films, special events and guest appearances runs picture perfect, the Festival needs a team of smart, enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to pull together and make the Festival a success.

Help will be needed in areas such as venues, hospitality, office administration, production, ticketing, promotions, marketing and communications.

The Festival takes its volunteers seriously and is proud of the diverse and committed group of people from Dublin and much further afield who generously give their time and who often return year after year. It’s also a chance for volunteers to build up experience, explore the city in a new way and to make new connections – both whilst on the job and of course relaxing after a film at the Festival Club.

Depending on individual availability, volunteers can either apply to be full-time (a minimum of one shift per day during the Festival) or part-time. Each volunteer needs to be able to commit to a minimum of 5 volunteering shifts.

To volunteer go to www.diff.ie/about/volunteers for more information and to download an application form. You must be over 18 to apply. Questions, comments or queries can be sent to John McHale, Volunteer Coordinator volunteers@diff.ie.

Audi Dublin International Film Festival Seeking Volunteers



Deadline for applications: 20 January, 2018

The European Media Art Platform offers residencies for media artists in the fields of digital media including internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video as well as robotics or bio-art. Artists with European residence or a European passport can apply for a two-months residency within April and August 2018 at one of the involved organisations in Linz, Liverpool, Zagreb, Helsinki etc.

Students are not eligible, but young artists are encouraged to apply. However, there is no age limit. Artists groups are welcome if they are wiling to share the conditions including the accommodation.

EMARE includes a grant of 3.000,- Euros, project budget of 4.000,- Euros, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500,- Euros, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution, consulting by production and market experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members’ festivals in 2018-2021. All selected artists will be invited for a networking kick-off conference 23rd to 25th of March in Helsinki.

Applications should be submitted online and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation and a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project to be developed within the EMARE programme.

Detailed information online call.emare.eu/

Open Call | European Media Art Platform Residencies