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Managing Cultural Projects Workshop with curator and cultural consultant Eamonn Maxwell

September 5, 2018 in ArtLinks Mentoring, ArtLInks News, Events from the Arts Sector, Featured News, Kilkenny Arts Office, Professional development opportunities


Kilkenny County Council Arts Office with our ArtLinks partners, Carlow, Waterford and Wexford are delivering a workshop in Managing Cultural Projects. This one day workshop is for individuals who deliver cultural projects as curators, project managers or producers. Whilst the workshop will be focused on visual art projects the points discussed during the day can be applied in other disciplines/events.

The workshop will explore planning, communication, meeting deadlines, securing funding + venues, contingency planning and the importance of leaving a good impression. Attendees will spend some time in a local cultural venue on the day looking at a successful cultural project and understanding the complexity involved.

This workshop will be of most benefit to individuals already involved in curating, project management or who are considering moving into one of those fields.

Managing Cultural Projects Workshop
Date: Friday 28th September
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm (Lunch 1-2pm)
Venue: The Tasting Room, Brewery Workhouse, Kilkenny
Price: €20 (includes light lunch and refreshments)
Participants: Max 10


Eamonn Maxwell Biography:
Eamonn Maxwell is a Curator and Cultural Consultant. Since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts, (UK) Maxwell has been involved in over 60 exhibitions in UK, Ireland and Europe, including curating the Irish Pavilion at 2011 Venice Biennale.
Whilst Curator at University of the Arts, London Eamonn founded the Emerging Artists Programme which helped to give many artists important exposure and he continues to mentor emerging artists in Ireland and internationally.
From 2009 – 2016 he was Director of Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, one of the most important contemporary art organisations in Ireland, where he curated, exhibited and commissioned work by more than 150 artists. Aside from working with international artists, he has also advised some of the leading contemporary art collectors and has expertise as a board member for not-for-profit organisations.

Bookings and Payment: please contact
Deirdre Southey, Arts Office
Tel 056 779 4138 E:

Payment details: when you have made your booking, payment must be made through the Motor Tax Office, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny, tel. 056-779 4229.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9.10am through lunch to 3.30pm. Card payments can be made over the phone. Payment can be made by cash or cheque (to be made payable to Kilkenny County Council).

When making payment please quote your name and the name of the workshop e.g.
John Smith/ Managing Cultural Projects Workshop

A receipt will be issued to you which you are required to bring to the workshop for our records. We ask that you kindly adhere to this payment procedure. It is not possible for payments to be made in any other manner. Please note that your inclusion in the workshop will only be possible on production of your receipt at the workshop. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Booking deadline: 4pm on Wednesday 19th September 2018

Payment deadline: Monday 24th September 2018

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Music Generation Job Opportunity- Waterford

May 1, 2018 in ArtLInks News, Featured News, Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector, Waterford City & County Arts Office



Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board invites applications from suitably
qualified persons to be placed on a panel for part-time musicians/music tutors for the
following Music Generation Waterford Programmes:

A. Singing Programme – vocal/choral and/or instrumental musicians with
experience relevant to introductory music-making in group contexts.

B. Early Years Programme – vocal/choral and/or instrumental musicians with experience
relevant to working with the under-5s.

C. Instrumental Music Programme – Traditional Irish instruments, woodwind, brass,
strings, guitar and percussion.

Post details and application are available to download from

Shortlisting may apply
Garda Vetting will apply
Canvassing will disqualify
Late applications will not be considered

The closing date for receipt of online applications is 5:00pm Monday 14 May 2018.

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Music Generation Administrators for Music Generation Waterford and Music Generation Wexford

April 19, 2018 in ArtLInks News, Featured News, Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector


Music Generation Waterford & Wexford Administrators

Full details on the job roles and applications forms can be downloaded here:


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ArtLinks Bursaries 2018 Awarded

March 12, 2018 in ArtLinks Bursaries, ArtLInks News, Featured News


This year the Artlinks partners are pleased to announce that €55,000 in bursaries has been awarded to support artists by the Artlinks partnership of local authorities Arts Offices in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.

This initiative, supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon provides professional development opportunities and supports for established and emerging artists who are resident in these four counties in the South East region.The Arts Offices would like to thank everyone who applied and look forward to the successful recipients undertaking their projects, mentoring, courses and workshops.

Artists who are resident within the four partner Local Authorities can register for membership free of charge on

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Artlinks Bursaries 2018

December 8, 2017 in ArtLinks Bursaries, ArtLInks News, Carlow Arts Office, Featured News, Kilkenny Arts Office, Professional development opportunities, Uncategorized, Waterford City & County Arts Office, Wexford Arts Office


Bursary Graphic


The ArtLinks partners in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford are pleased to announce that they are currently accepting applications for the ArtLinks Bursary Awards 2018.  

Artists must be a member of ArtLinks to avail of these supports.  Membership is free and is open to both Professional and Emerging Artists who are resident within the four partner Local Authorities. If you are not already a member you can register here:

If you are a registered member to download the application forms, sign in using your email address and password, then head to ‘Application Forms’ in the main menu.

Artlinks Bursary applicants 2018 must have applied for and have had their registration approved on or before 5.00pm on Monday 22nd January 2018 to be eligible to apply for Artlinks Bursaries 2018.

Bursaries are available in the following areas

  • Emerging Artist Award (for those commencing a career in the arts sector)
  • Professional Development Award (for professional artists)
  • Collaborative Award(for collaborative projects between ArtLinks members)

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 29th January 2018 at 12 noon.

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Waterford ArtLinks recipient nominated for Poem of the Year Award

November 7, 2017 in ArtLInks News, Featured News, News from the Arts Sector, Waterford City & County Arts Office

It was announced at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, last Thursday, Nov 2nd, at the unveiling of the 2017 shortlists,  that Dungarvan poet, Clodagh Beresford Dunne, features on a list of four poets nominated for the Listowel Writers’ Week “Irish Poem of the Year” category in The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.

Now in its twelfth year, the Irish Book Awards were founded to celebrate and promote Irish writing, to the widest range of readers possible.

Each year it brings together a huge community passionate about books and writing – readers, authors, bookseller, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish writing talent.

The public are invited to vote for their favourite poem, before midnight on the 21st November, and the winner will be announced at a televised awards ceremony, in Dublin, on November 28th.

Clodagh Beresford Dunne, whose nominated poem “Seven Sugar Cubes” appeared in the The Irish Times last April, has been the recipient of a number of literature awards and bursaries from the Waterford City and County Arts Office and Art Links, and in 2016 she received the Arts Council of Ireland Emerging-Writer Award. Her poems have appeared in Irish and international print and online journals and she has given readings and interviews about her poetry in several universities in the USA.

She lives in Dungarvan with her husband and four children, and is currently assembling her first full collection for publication.


Click HERE to vote!

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Bursary Recepient becomes IAC member

September 27, 2017 in ArtLInks News, Featured News, News from the Arts Sector, Waterford City & County Arts Office

Waterford ArtLinks member Jane Jermyn from Lismore received an ArtLinks bursary in 2016 enabling her to attend the International Academy of Ceramics Congress and General Assembly in Barcelona. Jane found it a stimulating and exciting experience. Earlier this year Jane applied to become a member and is delighted to learn that she has been elected as a member of this prestigious organisation.

The International Academy of Ceramics was founded in 1952 and is the only organization devoted to the medium of clay at an International level – there are over 550 members from 55 countries. IAC combines ceramists, potters, artists, designers, authors, collectors, gallerists, conservators, restorers’, curators as well as a panel of prestigious institutions. Every two years the Academy holds a major congress and Jane hopes to attend the next one in Taipei in 2018 where she will be welcomed into the organisation. The Arts Office of Waterford City & County Council congratulate Jane on this news and says that it is a direct positive outcome from the bursary support she received from ArtLinks.



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Artlinks Visual Arts Workshops

May 11, 2017 in ArtLInks News, Featured News, Professional development opportunities

The ArtLinks partners of the Arts Offices of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford local authorities are pleased to announce a professional development opportunity for Visual Artists who are ArtLinks members. ‘Art Projects from Concept to Delivery’ is a workshop which will be delivered by Eamonn Maxwell, Curator and Cultural Consultant. Until December 2016, Eamonn was Director of Lismore Castle Arts. Since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts, he has been involved in over 60 exhibitions in the UK, Ireland and Europe, including curating the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2011. As Curator at the University of the Arts, London he founded the Emerging Artists programme and is a passionate advocate of emerging artists. He has worked with many international artists and advised some of the leading collectors of contemporary art.

This workshop will cover all aspects of project delivery from research, to funding, to pitfalls which artists should avoid.
You must be a registered ArtLinks visual artist to apply. It is aimed at those who are considering initiating a project such as an exhibition, commission or competition. This is an interactive session where participants are invited to contribute to the session around their own projects.


The workshop will be held in the following locations:

June 7th 2017 – The Arts Office, 5 Dean Street, Kilkenny

June 8th 2017 – The Old Market House Arts Centre, Lower Main Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

June 13th 2017 – The Arts Department, Council Offices, Carricklawn, Wexford.


All sessions start at 10am and the group workshop runs for 90 minutes approximately.

This will be followed by a limited number of 30 minute One to One sessions with artists. Artists who are interested in availing of these sessions can indicate this on the booking form. Places for the One to One sessions will be assigned in advance by lottery and are included in the fee. Successful artists will be notified accordingly. This workshop is subsidised by ArtLinks and the cost to members is a nominal €20 fee.

Booking forms are available from your local Arts Office only.


ArtLinks acknowledges the ongoing support of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.



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Waterford Poetry Prize 2017

April 26, 2017 in ArtLInks News, Events from the Arts Sector, Featured News, Waterford City & County Arts Office


Waterford City & County Council

The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce details of the Waterford Poetry Prize 2017. The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.

The prize will be presented at the Imagine Arts Festival incorporating the Waterford Writers Weekend which runs from October 19th – 29th 2017 in venues throughout Waterford city and county. This prize has emerged from the influence of the late Waterford writer Seán Dunne whose poetry still continues to inspire.  

There is no age limit and no entry fee for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2017.

The first prize is €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2018. 2nd prize €300. 3rd prize €200. The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon on 26th June 2017.

The entry form and guidelines can be downloaded from and or by contacting the Arts Office on 058/41416.

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Artlinks Bursary Recipient Scoops IFTA Award!

April 12, 2017 in ArtLInks News, Featured News




The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council and the Artlinks partners congratulate James Phelan from Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford who won the top award for script writing at the Irish Film and Television Awards. James is a current Artlinks bursary recipient.

James won for the funny and clever script he wrote for the mini-series ‘Wrecking the Rising’ – a look at what happens when three history enthusiasts from 2016 find themselves transported back to the heart of the action in the Easter Rising in Dublin 1916.It aired as part of the 1916 commemorations last year to critical and popular acclaim, and starred actor Peter Coonan, of Love/Hate.

James also wrote the script for the hit RTE drama ‘Striking Out.’ The star of that series, actress Amy Huberman, won the best actress in a lead role in a drama IFTA for her role. The IFTA Awards took place in the Mansion House in Dublin on Saturday 8th April 2017.