This 6 week course is tailored towards beginners, and those looking to improve their photographic skills. Learn the fundamentals of digital photography to make the most out of your camera and produce better, more professional images. This course is the perfect introduction to contemporary digital photography, using visual elements and practical tips to help you make better photographs.
About the tutor:
Kate Nolan is an Irish visual artist focused on extended photographic stories that examine the nature of identity. In 2014 her artist’s book ‘Neither’, looking at the dreams and fears of young women in Kaliningrad, Russia, was published. She received her BA (hons) Documentary Photography from the University of Wales.

Course fee: €170 * Deposit of €100 secures your place, with the remainder due on the first night of class.
Date: Starts: Tuesday 6 February for 6 weeks
Times: 19:00 – 21:00
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-digital-photography-6-weeks-tickets-41168516140


Introduction to Digital Photography with Kate Nolan at BLOCK T, ...

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 limerickprintmakers@gmail.com

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: eyeswalk.gr/index.php/en/e-news/624-2018-open-call

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: bdaprize.bdarchitects.com

Open Call | BDA Prize 2018, Charlottesville, USA

Lámh signs help children and adults with disabilities to communicate. We need a talented and motivated illustrator to help us to create some long-awaited new sign illustrations. The line drawings will be used in printed materials that are mainly provided as reference materials at Lámh training courses.
Lámh is the manual/key word sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs in Ireland. Many Lámh signs are based on and adapted from Irish Sign Language.
We are now seeking proposals for this task, to include a clear pricing structure, outline of how the work will be completed and other details.

For more information see website link or contact: Mary Cullen, Manager, Lámh, Carlow IT, Kilkenny Rd, Carlow, 059 9139657, info@lamh.org


Job Vacancy | Illustrator for Lámh Signs Needed

Application Deadline: 26 January

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council are accepting applications for arts grants to assist arts events, projects or related activities up to £3,000 are now welcomed from Arts Organisations based in LCCC and Individual Artists either born or residing in the LCCC area.

All activities must be not for profit therefore commercial organisations may not apply.

Grant–aid applications will not be considered retrospectively, nor will any group/society be assisted with day to day running costs.

Arts Organisations/Individuals must also apply for funding at least 3 months in advance of the proposed event, project or activity taking place.

For more information contact: lynda.mccord@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Funding | Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Arts Grants Scheme

Application deadline: Monday 12 February, 5pm

Oriel Davies’ biennial, open submission exhibition, ODO, is now live with a call for entries. ODO has a longstanding reputation for having showcased work by some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.

We now invite professional artists and those studying art* to submit entries of recent work in order to be considered for the exhibition taking place 23 June – 5 September 2018. ODO18 has no theme or geographical restrictions.

Selection Panel:

  • Matthew Collings, art critic, writer, broadcaster and artist
  • Sacha Craddock, art critic and curator
  • Jane Simpson, artist and founder Galerie Simpson Swansea
  • Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies
  • Alex Boyd Jones, Curator, Oriel Davies


Overall exhibition Prizewinner: £1000 + solo show in 2019
Student Prizewinner: £500
People’s Choice Prizewinner £250

Entry Fee
There is a non-refundable entry fee of £25 for up to 4 works entered (£20 concessions for students).

Online Open 2018 online entry form: orieldavies.org/en/open2018

Enquiries to open2018@orieldavies.org or 01686 625041

Open Call | Oriel Davies Open 2018, Wales (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 4 February

Short-term artist in residence program ROJA ART LAB is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2018. Located in a small seaside town in Latvia, this residence program attracts vibrant international emerging and mid-career artists. It provides an opportunity to create experimental and/or site-specific artwork and is open to all disciplines and formats including visual / fine, sound / noise and performance based artists.

Residency provides housing, meals, a communal workspace and materials along with technical support and basic facilities.

Location: Roja, Latvia
Dates: 20 July – 5 August, 2018

More information is available at rojalab.lv

Open Call | ROJA ART LAB Programme 2018, Latvia