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 info@thecourthousegallery.com, including ‘Studio Application’ in the subject line.


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

The weather is a constant source of conversation in Ireland. It’s constantly changing. Climate is what happens when you collect decades of data about the weather and “smooth out” the individual events to see the trends over time. But you need to collect that data first. Find out how to make your own electronic weather station.

Will Knott, from the Tyndall National Institute’s MakerDojo will guide you through the construction and programming of a weather station so you can make and customise your own. You’ll get hands on experience with wiring and sensors and discover that you might be able to get the robot overlords working for you! MakerDojo is a hardware-focused club encouraging the general public to explore science and technology in hands-on “hacker” style workshops inspired by the growing Maker movement, a worldwide community of hobbyists, students and enthusiasts who take a creative, DIY approach to technology, science and engineering. MakerDojo fosters experimentation, collaboration and innovation and aims towards a culture of inventors.

In association with If Not You, an exhibition of work by artist Mark Clare.
Kindly supported by Cork County Council Environmental Partnership.

Dates: Saturday 18 November
Times: 1pm-4pm
Fee: €5
Location: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
Booking: info@siriusartscentre.ie
Website: siriusartscentre.ie

Resistance of Weather | Make Your Own Weather Station Workshop ...

Participants learn how to make a willow and wire armature and build a sculpture with newspaper and celotape, and a layers of papier mache using cardboard.

Participants are asked to bring photos, drawings or images of what they want to make .

Tom has worked in papier mache for over ten years and held many workshops. After the workshop Tom will be showing a selection of recent drawings and paintings.

To see some previous work

Dates: Sunday 26th November
Fee: €70
Location: Temperance Hall, Kinsale
Booking: tomartyc@gmail.com or 087 6102142

Papier Mache Workshop with Tom Campbell in Kinsale

Application deadline: 20 November

Founded in 1999 and based in Toronto, Prefix ICA is a public art gallery that fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts. Registered as a charitable organization and structured as an institute of contemporary art, education is foregrounded. As such, Prefix ICA’s exhibitions programme, with its ancillary activities, is complemented by the publication of a contemporary art magazine (Prefix Photo) and the presentation of an international lecture series (the Urban Field Speakers Series) – two unique programmes which serve as the gallery’s distinguishing features. With a facility in the heart of Toronto’s arts community at 401 Richmond West, Prefix ICA provides its staff with the opportunity to participate in an exciting, evolving organization in a dynamic arts environment. Prefix ICA stands as the only public art gallery – dedicated to contemporary art, independent of any partner, university or other corporate affiliation – in downtown Toronto.

Prefix ICA is currently recruiting a mature, experienced and motivated individual to assume the vital role of Director. Fulfilling the key staff leadership position within the gallery, the Director is responsible for conducting and supervising the artistic, financial and administrative operations of the gallery. Ensuring that the gallery realizes its strategic priorities, the Director works with the artistic director, supervises managerial staff, and reports to the Board of Directors. The Director has the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the contemporary arts ecology – locally, nationally and internationally – while gaining an exceptional opportunity for professional growth and development.

The Director is a full-time permanent employee. The position requires 35 hours per week, with
occasional evenings. The salary is commensurate with experience, with professional
development opportunities.

See a full copy of the job posting at http://www.prefix.ca

Job Vacancy | Director of Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, ...

Application deadline: 15 December

The London Arts Council (Canada) is seeking to commission an artist or artist-led team to create a permanent new creation to be integrated into the site of the East Community Centre, a multi-purpose recreation facility to be opened in early 2019. The commissioned artist(s) will be expected to complete the project by spring 2019. This project is administered by the London Arts Council on behalf of the City of London’s Culture Office as part of the City of London Public Art Program and funded by the City of London.

The goals of the project include:

  • Supporting and enhancing the goals of the East Community Centre in providing a neighbourhood hub and destination centre for the East and Southeast area of London and in maximizing the potential for indoor and outdoor social space.
  • Enlivening the outdoor social spaces of the East Community Centre and engaging the community in an enhanced visitor experience.
  • Promoting the economic development and cultural identity of the neighbourhoods served by the East Community Centre.
  • Building strong community connections by providing artistic expression of the cultural diversity of the surrounding communities.
  • Providing accessible art that is relevant to London and Londoners through daily living, work, and play.

Up to $67,000.00 is the total amount available for all related expenses of this Public Art project, including (but not limited to) artist fees, site preparation and restoration, technical consultation, travel to the site, fabrication, insurance, installation, permit fees, documentation, all applicable taxes, etc.

For more information about this opportunity visit londonarts.ca/call-to-artists-ecc

Open Call | East Community Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Application deadline: 9 December

Artspace is dedicated to presenting work from contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The centre strives to present art that reflects and promotes the diversity of cultural and political perspectives that shape contemporary art practices. Submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior artists whose works is alternative, experimental and/or critically engaged are welcome. The centre welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives to apply with new or existing exhibition proposals. Artspace is seeking proposals for Gallery 1 and 2, as well as offsite projects relevant to the centre’s mandate. All submissions must be made using Artspace’s online submission system.

Artspace provides curatorial support, installation assistance, insurance, promotion, and documentation of exhibitions, and when budgets allow, commission critical essays to accompany selected projects. Artspace is committed to paying artist and copyright fees according to the guidelines established by CARFAC.

You will be asked to include the following in your proposal:

  • Proposal/Project Description (1 page max)
  • Technical Requirements
  • Artist Statement (250 words max)
  • Artist Bio (250 words max)
  • Current CV (3 pages max)
  • Visual Support Material with Support Material List (15 images max)

All submissions should be made online through:artspace-arc.submittable.com/submit

For more information see: artspace-arc.submittable.com/

Open Call | Artspace Exhibition Programme, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Learn the craft of screen printing with Galway Print Studio member, Aoife Barret. The day starts with an introduction to materials, tools, and equipment followed by a display of screen prints made by students and professional print makers.

You will learn how to produce an original image to create a screen print through the techniques of exposing the image onto the screen, colour techniques and editing, registration, printing onto tote bags, cards and paper all in time for the festive season. You will be able to experiment as well.

Suitable for anyone who would like to experiment with the medium as well as those who would like to refresh their skills.

Dates: Wednesday 29 November
Times: 10am – 5pm
Fee: €55 members/ €65 non members

Galway Print Studio, Unit 8 , SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Ballybane, Galway
Booking: galwayprintstudio.ie/screenprinting

Screen Printing Workshop with Aoife Barret at Galway Print Studio

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s Bursary Awards is Thursday, 25 January 2018

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 19 December 2017.

The Bursary Award is available in the following artforms:

  • Architecture
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Literature (English Language)
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Street Art & Spectacle
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

The Arts Council provides Bursary Awards in order to assist individual artists in the development of their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from a focused period of engagement with their practice.

Guidelines for each award are published on the available funding section on their website: artscouncil.ie/available-funding/

Funding | Arts Council Bursary Award

This workshop will incorporate ideas from Action Theater. The essence of Action Theater: (The Improvisation of Presence by Ruth Zaporah) is spontaneity in performance, drawing upon movement, voice and sound. The methodology is a guide for living as well as performance. In the training the individual potential is developed alongside ensemble and small group practice, is an underpinning aspect in this workshop.

This workshop will endeavour to discuss the potential relevance of Action Theater to ourselves and our artists’ practice, being conscious of the overlap between the two. Action Theater helps give direction and motivation to what might otherwise be rudderless unanchored improvisation. A major element in the development of confidence of performance and life is the attention given to the practice of the present, awareness and responsiveness. Working collaboratively with others one is never alone, exposed or at a loss for long. Moments of uncertainty are transformed and incorporated into performance.

Dates: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November
Times: Sat 10.00 to 20.00hrs, Sun 10.15hrs to 16.30hrs
Fee: £50
Location: Pollen Studio/Gallery, 37 Queen St, Belfast BT1 6EA
Booking: jamestheking90@yahoo.com or bbeyond@europe.com
Website: bbeyond.live

Performance Workshop with James King at Pollen Gallery, Belfast