Visual Artists’ Cafe- Introducing West Belfast May 26th, 12pm – 5pm Artists at the Mill, Conway Mill Free Find out more about the visual arts exhibition spaces, studios, resources and collectives in West Belfast. This networking and information event will be an excellent opportunity to meet other artists and arts […]

Visual Artists Cafe: Introducing West Belfast

Monthly Visual Artists’ Helpdesk Visual Artists Ireland Office, Belfast Our monthly Wednesday helpdesks allow artists to book in for a 30 minute one-to-one appointment to discuss any aspects of their artistic career. Topics we cover can include: Funding applications Proposals Artist statements, bios and CVs Signposting to relevant arts organisations and […]

Monthly Visual Artists’ Helpdesk – Belfast

Visual Artists Cafe: Facilitation Skills for Groups This event has been postponed. Please email to register your interest in taking part in the workshop. £5 – VAI / DAS Members £10 – Non Members This will explore the theory and practice of running a community arts workshop and  involves a hands-on workshop […]

Visual Artists Cafe: Facilitation Skills for Groups

Visual Artists Cafe: Touring exhibitions Wednesday 15th March Visual Artists Ireland, Belfast Office 1pm – 5pm VAI/DAS Members – Free Non-Members – £5   Guest Speakers * Dr Riann Coulter, FE McWIlliam Gallery, Banbridge * Aoife Ruane, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda * Susan MacWilliam, Artist * Naomi Sex, Artist What does […]

Visual Artists Cafe: Touring Exhibitions

Visual Artists Cafe: Artists’ Media Toolkit Tuesday 28th February Visual Artists Ireland, Belfast Office 12pm – 4.30pm VAI/DAS Members – Free Non-Members – £5 In this practical workshop, Sharon Adams will be looking at what information you have available online about you and your work, that can be used by […]

Visual Artists Cafe: Artists’ Media Toolkit (Belfast)



Applications are invited for the 2016 Visual Artists Ireland Suki Tea Art Prize.

The prize is open to all professional artists resident in Northern Ireland and all Visual Artists Ireland members in the Republic of Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages.

In its second year the Prize is directed at visual artists at all career stages. This year will provide a two month research based residency in The Irish Cultural Centre in Paris. The prize covers accommodation, one return flight, and a stipend of €700 per month. The prize offers great opportunities for visual artists to tap into the resources of the CCI and the City of Light, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

How to apply

Please submit an on-line application form via the CCI website until Wednesday 11 January 2017, 5pm GMT. Applications by post or e-mail cannot be accepted. Application form

A clear indication of the focus of the residency will be required together with a record of professional achievement: details of publications, exhibitions, performances, compositions, prizes, awards and related aspects of practice, as well as experience of other residencies. Visual artists must have had at least one solo exhibition and writers one published work.

Please clearly state VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND SUKI TEA ART PRIZE in your statement so that it can be considered. Republic of Ireland applicants must also include their up to date VAI membership number. Failure to do so will mean that you will not be considered for the prize.

Assessment Panel

The Assessment Panel will comprise of representatives from The Irish Cultural Centre, Visual Artists Ireland, and an independent visual arts representative.

Terms and Conditions

  1. You must be a professional artist either resident in Northern Ireland or a member of Visual Artists Ireland in the Republic of Ireland to enter.
  2. The residency is open to practitioners in all visual art forms, within the limits of the facilities available in the Centre.
  3. The bursary covers travel and accommodation in the Centre Culturel Irlandais. The artist is expected to spend the period agreed in the Centre.
  4. Each resident artist will receive a stipend of €700 per month.
  5. The artist in residence will be asked to participate in the cultural programme of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

Our Sponsor:

Northern Ireland based Suki Tea specialise in artisan loose leaf teas. First set up in 2005 by business partners Annie and Oscar who were inspired by their travels in Asia where they had the opportunity to taste many different types of really (really) good ethically-sourced teas, which they wanted to share with everyone. They have since made ethical sourcing their priority whilst delivering the finest loose leaf teas, herbal infusions and fruit blends to their customers. Winners of over 37 Great Taste Awards and multiple industry awards Suki Tea truly is ‘Tea as it should be’.

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Applications are invited for the 2016 Visual Artists Ireland Suki ...

Visual Artists Cafe: Social Media and Online Presence 24 November, 11am – 4pm Void Gallery, Derry FREE This workshop will look at ways artists can use free internet tools to support their overall professional development, and to promote specific exhibitions. We will explore platforms that enable you to showcase your […]

Visual Artists Cafe: Social Media and Online Presence