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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT- Carlow Youth Theatre Facilitators Panel

June 1, 2018 in Carlow Arts Office, Featured News, Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector, Professional development opportunities



Carlow Youth Theatre seeks a panel of experienced Youth Theatre Facilitators with a proven track record and who are passionate about youth drama as well as having the attributes to balance artistic vision, group work skills and an ability to connect and work with adolescents.
Youth Theatre Facilitator(s)
Will be responsible for:
Facilitation of Artistic Workshops for County Carlow Youth Theatre
• Facilitate and deliver quality workshops for young people in order for them to gain a variety of skills in all aspects of youth drama practice.
• Identify and develop a series of workshops/programme of work for County Carlow Youth Theatre with the Youth Theatre Coordinator that strives for an artistically ambitious longer-term sustainable vision.
• Ensure at all times a safe environment for young people with full compliance with health and safety policy and best practice in relation to child protection.
For full details and submissions process see link:

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Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing 2018: Call for artwork(s) to light up the night at University Hospital Waterford

May 30, 2018 in Featured News, Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector, News from the Arts Sector

The Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing, presented by Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Garter Lane Arts Centre and Waterford City and County Libraries, champions the health benefits of participation in the arts by everyone.  The festival is funded by the Arts Council and Waterford City and County Council. Now in its sixth year, this year’s festival will take place from Monday 8th – Sunday 14th October 2018.

Light up the Night

For the past two years, temporary artworks have been displayed at the rear exterior of University Hospital Waterford for the enjoyment of patients and their families during the festival. In 2016, an inflatable light installation was installed by Spraoi and in 2017, artist Tom Meskell worked with the local community to create a series of flower lanterns which were lit each night.

Photo by Keith Currams

Photo by Keith Currams


Call for proposals

WHAT invites proposals from artists to display a visible and engaging temporary artwork(s) at the back of University Hospital Waterford during Well Festival 2018 (Mon 8th October to Friday 12th October 2018). The purpose is to create an art spectacle that patients, staff and visitors can enjoy and experience from the wards. The artwork(s) can pre-exist or can be produced by an individual artist, a group of artists or in collaboration with a community in the lead up to the festival. Space in the WHAT Centre can be made available for the latter. WHAT has 200 waterproof battery powered LED lights available. The total budget for this project is €700.


Submission requirements

Please send a one page proposal containing:

  • A short description of the proposed project detailing the core concept and requirements
  • Images of the proposed work (photographs if available and/ or drawings)
  • Budget breakdown
  • One page CV
  • Up to 5 images of previous work

and send to by Friday 29 June 2018 at 2pm. 

The successful proposal will be selected by representatives of the Well Festival and UHW. The criteria for selection will be:

  • Aesthetic quality
  • Positive impact on the hospital community
  • Fit with the theme of the festival
  • Feasibility

WHAT reserves the right not to select any proposal. This project is pending permission from UHW. Selected artwork(s) must comply with health and safety requirements.

For further information contact Claire Meaney at 051 842664 or see and

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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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Imagine Festival seeks Artistic Director

February 20, 2017 in Featured News, Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector, Professional development opportunities

Imagine Arts Festival seeks a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated Festival Director to assume responsibility for the year round management of the Festival including the financial management and the devising and delivery of its artistic programme.

Imagine Arts Festival is an 11-day Arts Festival that runs in October each year in Waterford City and County. Imagine incorporates the John Dwyer Trad Weekend and in partnership with Waterford Council now includes Waterford Writers Weekend.

Over the past 15 years IAF has grown to become a firm fixture on the regional arts calendar with thousands of attendees each year enjoying the celebration of all artforms and including a childrens / youth programme and a history and heritage programme.

Imagine aims to show off the beautiful architecture of the area and has used the tagline ‘Arts in unexpected places’ over a number of years. The festival aims to highlight local talent and give such creativity a wider platform as well as bring in the best of national and international talent

In recent years Imagine has begun commissioning new arts work and we plan to develop this in the coming years. The festival aims to celebrate Waterford both culturally and historically and has developed a reputation as a friendly and open event with festivalgoer’s returning each year and visiting artists spreading positive feedback about their time here.

Imagine Arts Festival is a not-for-profit organisation and works closely with the local arts community to help produce the annual festival. The organisation strives, through the support of our funding partners, programme partners, patrons and sponsors, to bring the highest quality arts events to Waterford and its environs, enriching the community, stimulating debate and nurturing a love of the arts.

The role will include normal AD responsibilities and a full list of these are available on request or see our facebook / website. For further information email 


Contract and Timetable : The equivalent of 2.5days per week – with the actual working times to be agreed between the appointee and the Imagine Board. Remuneration €17K per annum. Applications to be submitted by March 22nd. Interviews will take place Thurs. 30th March. Fixed term contract, March to Dec. 2017. Following this first year and providing both parties are happy to proceed Imagine will offer a further two-years contract until Dec. 2019.

Application Process – please submit detailed CV and letter of application by email to  
If you have questions in relation to the role you can call Ollie Breslin : 086-1759188 or email



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Waterford Healing Art Trust – Artist-in-Residence Programme 2017

January 30, 2017 in Featured News, Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector, Professional development opportunities

Call for applications for Artist-in-Residence

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) invites artists of all arts disciplines to apply for its 2017 Artist-in-Residence programme. WHAT has been running an Artist in Residence programme since 1994. This year, the focus of this residency will be the artist’s engagement of patients in University Hospital Waterford in participatory / collaborative arts experiences.

The successful artist will receive a studio space for a six month period in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, a bursary and support from WHAT staff. The closing date for applications is Thursday, 2nd March at 2pm.

Interested applicants are invited to attend a briefing session in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health on Tuesday, 14th February 2017 at 2pm.
Please phone 051 842664 or e-mail no later than 10th February to book your place.

This residency is funded by the Arts Council.

For further details and application requirements please see:

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Carlow County Council – Writer in Residence

September 8, 2015 in ArtLInks News, Carlow Arts Office, Featured News, Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector, Professional development opportunities

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Carlow County Council has nurtured a number of Writers in Residency programmes over recent years, including Sean Hardie Writer in Residence and Playwright Bryan Delaney Writer in Residence Programme.

We would like now to continue our commitment by seeking a highly accomplished Writer to work with us in a local context, whilst supporting the writer to simultaneously develop their own writing practice.

If you would like to be considered for this role please complete the Writer in Residence Application form and along with the application form send an up to date CV, letter outlining your interest and approach to this brief and examples of previous published works (or links to published works) to:


Please mark your envelopes clearly WRITER IN RESIDENCE.

For full details please see the Carlow County Council Writer in Residence Advert or head to

Deadline for receipt of applications is no later than 20th October, 2015.



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Marymount Percent for Art Commission Contract

September 8, 2014 in Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector

Public Art Programme - Open Call to Artists

Artists are invited to submit CV’s and images for consideration to be placed on a shortlist for creating a permanent outdoor artwork for the above well-known development for elderly care and palliative care services. The aggregate value of the commission is €61,500.

Artist Shortlist

Up to five artists will be shortlisted and invited to make a detailed proposal including costs. Each of the 5 shortlisted artists will be paid a fee of €500 if they make a valid proposal. Those submitting may be invited to present their work to the selection panel.

Interested Artists

Submission for consideration shall include a CV with up to 12 images of previous outdoor or large scale work. All images should be in JPEG or PDF format. Images may be in printed format or on CD.  The submission shall be in a sealed envelope and shall be forwarded to the Tender Box in the main reception of Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Co Cork, Ireland and must be clearly marked as follows:-

Closing date:  4pm on Friday 31st October 2014

Submissions by Email will not be accepted.

Detailed Proposals

Up to 5 artists will be asked to make a detailed submission to the selection panel for consideration. The shortlisted artists will be asked to make proposals which may include some of the following:

-     sketch of the artwork and/or maquette

-        detailed costings which should include the design, delivery and installation of the artwork, the cost of the installation to be covered by Marymount.

-        the artist will be asked to show that the artwork can be designed and sited for contract price.

-        the commissioned artist may be asked to submit an engineer’s report on the artwork

-        a valid Tax Clearance Certificate

The selected artist will be expected to complete the artwork within 8 months of being contracted.

Key Dates (approximate)


October - closing date for receipt of expressions of interest.

November - shortlisted artists notified.

November/December -site visits dates and times to be arranged.

February -detailed submissions deadline.


March- artist informed and contracted.

October -installation of artwork.

November/December- completion of artwork. 


The Brief

It will be an open brief for an outdoor permanent artwork in any medium, considered appropriate to outdoor exposure and longevity.  A number of sites will be available to inspect on the grounds, including one close to the South Ring Road.


The Development of Marymount

The hospital relocated all its services from the old hospital on Wellington Road in the centre of Cork City to its new development and facility at Curraheen in September 2011. 

The identity of the hospital stems from its foundation in 1870 by the Religious Sisters of Charity, and is inextricably linked with the Order and its Catholic ethos.  It is a proud, modern, caring and compassionate organisation, with university status and strong links to the community it serves.  It welcomes anyone in need of its services, irrespective of means, belief system, ethnicity or status, and strives to deliver the best possible care for each and every patient and resident.  It is a voluntary hospital, and, while working closely with the statutory health services, it values its independence for the freedom of action it affords.

 Marymount University Hospital & Hospice provides two distinct services, the specialist palliative care service in the hospice, and the service for older people in the hospital.  Both have an enviable reputation for excellent care, and both aspire to maintain and to enhance the highest care standards.

Marymount’s competencies always include professional knowledge, impeccable clinical skills, respect for people as individuals, a patient focus, life-long learning, a caring attitude, and a commitment to quality.  We believe we make a difference in people’s lives, not just because of the care that we provide, but also because of the way this care is provided.

One of our attributes that inspires regular favourable comment is that we are welcoming, to patients and residents, to their families, to visitors, and to new staff.  The hospital’s core values are compassion, justice, advocacy, quality, and respect. 


All queries should be addressed to

Aoife O’Connor

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Co. Cork



Tel: +353 (021) 4390805




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June 27, 2014 in Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector

Final Film Submission Deadline: 01 August

Symposium Paper Submission Deadline: 22 July

Workshop Application Deadline: TBC

For complete details see our SUBMISSIONS page.

Light Moves Festival of Screendance is excited to announce the opening of submissions for our inaugural festival scheduled for 06 to 09 November, Dance Limerick, Ireland.

The festival will be the first of its kind in Ireland and is dedicated to the art of dance film and video art with movement as a central theme. Combining invited works and open submissions, Light Moves will showcase the unique diversity of movement on screen via a series of curated events in the exceptional setting of the Dance Limerick Daghdha Space.

Light Moves invites filmmakers, choreographers and video artists to submit works for consideration for the forthcoming 2014 events. Submissions can be made through this website and the submission deadline is 01 August with an early bird deadline of 01 July. Light Moveswill award a range of prizes to both established and student works for those works submitted via the open call.

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June 27, 2014 in Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector

Closing date: 08 July @ 12noon

The following is a Tender Specification for the award to the successful party a Service Contract for the  Artistic Direction and General Management of the You Can Dance Festival in the Arklow area for 2014.  The management body for this programme is Wicklow County Arts Office Wicklow County Council in partnership with Wicklow Local Sports Partnership.

The You Can Dance Festival has previously taken place in North Wicklow for two years and Arklow in 2013.  It has involved a number of professional dancers across a number of dance styles facilitating a fully participatory programme for young people in Wicklow both in and out of school contexts, free of charge.  It is run by Wicklow County Arts Office and Wicklow Local Sports Partnership as a joint initiative in relation to the synergies between dance, movement, creativity and general physical well-being.

Previous ensembles and dancers have included Dance Theatre of Ireland, CoisCéim, Niamh Condron and Kathleen Kelly and Myriad Dance.  The approach to both the programming and the delivery of the Festival for 2014 is open to the suggestion of the appointed tender party.  The main facets of the programme are that it works with young people in both a performative and collaborative way, facilitating their engagement with creative practitioners and the artform of dance.  This year the Festival would potentially also aim to create partnerships with local youth groups.  It is of particular interest to the local authority to develop the artistic direction and approach to the engagement of dance practitioners for 2014.   Fees may also include the development / choreography of new dance work for children / young people as part of the presentation of this Festival.

In general the majority of workshops/performances happen in a schools context with the involvement in 2013 of 250 children.  Other aspects of the Festival in previous years have included primary teacher dance development workshops, secondary school workshops, bursaries for young emerging dance practitioners, street and indoor performances for young people.

The services required as a result of this tender process are for the successful party to devise, develop and engage dancers/dance ensembles to deliver the programme on behalf of and in consultation with Wicklow County Council.

For further details, information on the application process and contact details, download the detailed document below.