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Traveller Collection publication & website launch

Date: 11 November
Time: 1pm
Venue: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/traveller-collection-publication-website-launch/

To celebrate the launch of Traveller Collection the publication and www.TravellerCollection.ie (website live from 11 November), artist Séamus Nolan discusses work being carried out to preserve and interpret the material culture of Irish Travellers. Traveller artist Rosaleen McDonagh, Traveller musician Thomas McCarthy and Traveller activist Martin Collins of Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre will participate.

The publication and website resulted from project Traveller Collection which was a partnership between Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Create – the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts as part of the EU Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) in 2018. Artist Séamus Nolan worked with Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre to explore material and material processes within national and private collections relative to Irish Travellers.

While no booking is required numbers will be limited. A digital vaccination cert and face coverings are required for in-person programmes at the Hugh Lane Gallery.


Culture & Community: Sligo Global Kitchen & The People’s Kitchen talk – Audio recording available now

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/exchanges-culture-community-sligo-global-kitchen-the-peoples-kitchen

The talk took place on 15 September in The Model, Sligo. It was presented by Sligo County Council Arts Service, in collaboration with Create, with Senelani Matashu and Sidonie Siwe Leunde (Sligo Global Kitchen), and Kate O’Shea (The People’s Kitchen) in conversation with JoAnne Neary, as part of the Exchanges talks programme. This talk was supported by The Model.

The audio recording is now available here. Visit our page to read more about the event.




Head of Programmes, Pathways and Participation, Belfast Community Circus School, NI

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 31 October, 11:59pm
Web: www.communityni.org
Email: Jenna@BelfastCircus.org

Belfast Community Circus School is recruiting the Head of Programme, Pathways and Participation. The overall purpose of this new role is to ensure their vision is realised and progress towards their creative objectives evidenced.

For more information, visit the weblink above.


Creative Places Bagenalstown Co-ordinator, Carlow County Council

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 5 November, 12 noon
Web: www.carlow.ie

Carlow County Council and partner organisations recently announced their successful award for the Arts Council Creative Places programme for Bagenalstown, which is an ambitious three-year community based artistic programme for Bagenalstown and will be developed in collaboration with project partners for maximum cultural and social impact.

The Co-ordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of Creative Places Bagenalstown programme of socially engaging arts/collaborative arts commissions and creative community consultations in partnership with Carlow County Council, local partners, and stakeholders, for communities and artists.

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Venue Officer, Dance Ireland

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 5 November
Web: www.danceireland.ie
Email: sarah.walsh@danceireland.ie

Dance Ireland is expanding their Venue Officer Team. They operate DanceHouse as a national centre of excellence. DanceHouse is a flagship dance hub, comprising six studios and Artists’ Resource Room. Click here for full details.


Executive Director, Artsadmin, UK

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 8 November, 10am
Web: www.artsadmin.co.uk

Artsadmin is looking for a new Executive Director to join the organisation at an exciting time as they embark on the next chapter of their work, updating their artistic programme, refreshing their brand and reviewing their connections to their local area of Aldgate East. They are a company of creative people working with artists to develop and make performance projects for local, national and international audiences in a variety of places and contexts.


Development Officer (Kilkenny), Music Generation

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 8 November, 12 noon
Web: www.musicgeneration.ie
Email: recruitment@kcetb.ie

As Lead Partner for Kilkenny Local Music Education Partnership, Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board seeks to employ a Music Generation Development Officer to implement its plans for the provision of performance music education for children and young people in Co. Kilkenny.

Visit above weblink for more information.


Director, Cork Printmakers

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 8 November, 5pm
Web: https://corkprintmakers.ie
Email: enquiries@corkprintmakers.ie 

Cork Printmakers is a member-based organisation, print studio and gallery based in Cork City, Ireland. The Board of Directors are currently inviting applications for the role of Director.

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Artistic Director, Dublin Youth Theatre

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 8 November, 5pm
Web: https://dublinyouththeatre.com

Dublin Youth Theatre are looking for their next Artistic Director to programme and implement their year-round programme of activities.

Job Description


Visual Artist, Helium Arts

Category: Part-time
Web: https://helium.ie
Email: hr@helium.ie

Helium Arts is seeking to employ a professional, multi-disciplinary Galway based visual artist with a strong collaborative and inclusive arts practice working with children and young people including children with disabilities to join their Creative Health Programme.

Please request a full brief and application form by emailing Lauren at hr@helium.ie with GALWAY ARTIST in the subject line.




Call for Artists, Corca Dhuibhne Inbhunaithe – A Creative Imagining

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 3 November
Web: https://dinglepeninsula2030.com
Email: creativeclimateartist@dinglehub.com

Corca Dhuibhne Inbhunaithe – A Creative Imagining is a Creative Climate Action project on Corca Dhuibhne / the Dingle Peninsula. Artists working in any discipline are invited to apply to become an Embedded Artist with this project. Funded by the Creative Climate Action fund, this project will see (an) artist(s) creatively engage with the farming community and the Corca Dhuibhne Creativity & Innovation Hub to support participating farmers to identify climate action solutions that will work for them and wider society.

Full details can be accessed here via the Dingle 2030 website.

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International Collaboration Grants, British Council

Category: Grants
Deadline: 4 November
Web: www.britishcouncil.ie

The British Council is delighted to launch the International Collaboration Grants, a £3.5m programme of grants now available to support UK and international organisations, including Ireland, to collaborate on digital, face to face, and/or hybrid artistic projects.

The grants are designed to support artists to make and develop creative artwork with their international peers and encourage new global partnerships and innovative approaches to collaboration.

For more information, visit the above weblink.


Call For Proposals: Mozzilla Festival 2022

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 5 November, 8am (CET)
Web: www.mozillafestival.org
Email: festival@mozilla.org

Mozzilla Festival is looking for sessions on a wide range of topics relevant to trustworthy AI and the internet health movement, but all sessions must be participatory, accessible, and inclusive. You are welcome to submit more than one session proposal.

Their 2022 virtual event will open on 7 March 2022 for 4 days of online sessions on the festival plaza. A global, rolling schedule has been designed for you to pick and choose when you can participate in sessions, join social moments, enjoy interviews live from The Studio, or watch on-demand talks and discussions at your own pace.

More information is available from above weblink.


Fellowship in Civic Engagement – Fine Arts Department, Pratt Institute, US

Category: Fellowship
Deadline: 7 November, 11:59pm (EST)
Web: https://apply.interfolio.com/95894

Pratt Institute’s Department of Fine Arts invites applications for a one (renewable to two) year Fellowship in Civic Engagement for the 22/23 academic year. This Fellowship is a full-time appointment in support of their ongoing commitment to an equitable and inclusive learning environment. The selected Fellow will foster interdisciplinary collaboration across the institute and forge relationships with external communities and organizations.

This year, established artists who are active in cross-disciplinary, collaborative, socially engaged practices that seek to address environmental justice and climate crisis are encouraged to apply. They welcome applications from a diversity of practices.

Click here for more information.


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme | Deadline: 11 November, 5:30pm
The award is open to local authorities to apply for projects or initiatives that they identify as being of strategic significance to arts development locally, regionally and nationally.

Festivals Investment Scheme | Deadline: 18 November, 5:30pm
The festival Investment scheme is open to multi-disciplinary festivals and single artform festivals taking place between July and December 2022.

The award guidelines can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website.

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online. Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application. It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.


Postdoctoral Fellowships, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University, US

Category: Fellowships
Deadline: 12 November
Web: https://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for five one-year postdoctoral fellowships on the topic of the environmental humanities, drawn from any humanistic discipline. They interpret the environmental humanities in the broadest terms, to include all parts of the world and historical eras. Topics may include (but are not limited to) humanistic approaches to climate change, biodiversity, social justice, environmental justice, food justice, regenerative practices, gardening, landscape, urban foraging, health, and animal studies.

The application deadline for applicants to submit their materials is November 12, 2021. The deadline for receipt of letters of recommendation is December 3, 2021.


Seeds Grants 2022, Irish Hospice Foundation

Category: Grants
Deadline extended: 12 November, 5pm
Web: https://hospicefoundation.ie

Irish Hospice Foundation wants to inspire and support the work of groups, organisations or individuals who wish to mark in some tangible way their response to the universal realities of dying, death, and bereavement.

Seed Grants are to support groups, organisations and individuals looking for creative ways to do this. Priority will be given to creative initiatives that take innovative approaches to reflection and remembrance.

Visit above weblink for more details.


Various Calls, Bealtaine Festival 2022

Deadline: 12 November, 5pm
Web: https://bealtaine.ie
Email: arts@ageandopportunity.ie

Age & Opportunity’s Arts Programme invites applications for the Bealtaine Flagship Choir 2022 and Bealtaine Touring Award 2022.

Bealtaine Flagship Choir 2022
They invite applications from choirs to fill the role of Bealtaine Festival Flagship Choir for the Dawn and Dusk Chorus events in 2022, and they especially invite members of marginalised or underrepresented groups to apply. Guidelines

Bealtaine Touring Award 2022
They invite applications from performing artists and producers for an award for work which will tour, during May 2022, as part of the Bealtaine Festival. They are eager to engage with artists in a new way by making them aware that the festival is open to new collaborations. They are also eager to receive applications for work that is radical, challenging, humorous or offbeat. They especially invite artists from marginalised or underrepresented communities to apply. Guidelines


Individual Artist Bursary Programme 2021, Leitrim County Council

Category: Bursaries
Deadline: 19 November
Web: http://www.leitrimcoco.ie
Email: arts@leitrimcoco.ie

Online applications are now open for the 2021 Individual Artists Bursary Programme. The individual artist bursary programme is designed to support the development of Leitrim based professional artists from any arts discipline through any means that will demonstratively contribute to an artist’s development.

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