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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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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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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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Artlinks recipient and Co. Waterford Winner of the “Irish Poem of the Year” in The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards

November 29, 2017 in Featured News, News from the Arts Sector, Uncategorized, Waterford City & County Arts Office


Dungarvan’s Clodagh Beresford Dunne, has won the Irish Poem of the  “Seven Sugar Cubes” which appeared in the The Irish Times last April.

Clodagh has been the recipient of a number of literature awards and bursaries from the Arts Office,Waterford City and County Council and ArtLinks.

The Arts Office would like to thank everyone who responded to their call to vote for Clodagh’s poem.  

Comhghairdeas Clodagh, a worthy winner!Clodagh with her award

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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.