New Irish arts jobs & opportunities

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Finally emerging from being snowed under (literally and figuratively), with a fresh update of the blog & lots of new job opportunities! Among the highlights are an Arts Officer Post at ACNI; the Country Director for the British Council in Ireland; Production and Development Coordinator at the Irish Film Board; Performing Groups Manager at the Royal Irish Academy of Music; and lots of volunteer and intern positions (including the West Cork Music Festival; Screen Directors’ Guild; and EVA International).

A few other opportunities worth singling out:

  • Fancy a paid work placement in Spain (includes flights, accommodation, subsistence allowance, and language classes)? Capacity Ireland is offering a Creative Industries vocational course with Erasmus+ funded work placements in Seville, with an April 2018 start – deadline has been extended to 19 March.
  • Interested in further study? The deadline for NUI PhD funding (can be used at any Irish university) has also been extended to 9 April. NUI postdoctoral funding deadline is 20 April. UCC is also offering a new PhD scholarship to research the historical and social perspectives on Cork Opera House; deadline is 30 April.
  • Are you an international student searching for funding? The Government of Ireland is offering generous 1-year scholarships for non-EU/EEA students which can be used towards taught MA and also PhD programmes. Deadline is 23 March.
  • Are you an arts organization keen to carry out a substantial piece of research? Come talk to us at UCD about the IRC Employment Based scheme, which involves co-sponsoring a PhD Researcher who combines employment with research at a host organization. We’re currently co-hosting one of these researchers in our School, and are always happy to discuss details of how to apply to this funding scheme (which is under-subscribed by folks in the arts/NGO sectors).

Finally… we’re heading into the time of year when we receive lots of enquiries about pursuing UCD’s MA in Arts Management & Cultural Policy; the new MA in Art History, Collections, and Curating; and our PhD programmes in either Art History or Cultural Policy. Feel free to drop me a line if you’d like to have a chat about any of these, as places often fill up quickly!

February Irish arts job updates, news & opportunities

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‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ by Grayson Perry, on show at the RHA until 19 March

Hello readers, some interesting updates for today!

I’ve just added almost 40 new listings to the jobs/internship/opportunities page – with three separate Seamus Heaney-related posts (that must be a record!)

Have you visited the exhibition of Grayson Perry tapestries currently on at the Royal Hibernian Academy, ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’? I thought it wonderful, ambitious, and brilliantly executed — it’s a kind of contemporary Rake’s Progress chock-full of art historical references and wit, but rather dark too. Well worth popping in, as the RHA is playing a blinder with wonderful exhibitions on from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation (for lovers of the Mayo coastline), jaw-dropping intricate and layered paintings in the main gallery from Elizabeth Magill, origami on steroids from Alex Pentek, and rhythmic abstractions by Niall de Buitléar inspired by the musician David Byrne.

On Joyce’s birthday (3 February) the new Museum of Literature Ireland made its Twitter debut — this is a new cultural space currently under construction at Newman House, St Stephen’s Green, that’s a project of UCD in partnership with the National Library of Ireland. Its new director Simon O’Connor (late of the Little Museum of Dublin) was also profiled over the weekend in the Irish Independent. Lots of exciting plans in development! Watch this space…

Fancy heading to Malta and discussing arts management research? The Arts Management Studies Research Stream is introducing a new ‘Research Cafe’ coinciding with the Sociology of the Arts Conference in Malta, September 4-7, 2018, and co-organised by one of the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland founders Kerry McCall. Find out more details here.

Dr. Niamh NicGhabhann is organizing an interesting seminar on Creative & Cultural Industries on 13 February at University of Limerick, focused on cities’ relationship to cultural planning.

Dublin’s Culture Connects is offering a free Introduction to Marketing seminar on 14 March that’s led by two powerhouses of Irish cultural marketing, Rowena Neville and Helen Carroll! Ideal especially for small cultural organizations looking to up their game in marketing and fundraising… places will go fast!

Looking for funding for study? If you’re interested in postgraduate / postdoctoral study in the arts/humanities, be sure to keep an eye on the upcoming NUI scholarship application deadlines in March and April. The Thomas Dammann annual awards for research in the visual arts are also open – a valuable and flexible scholarship fund for students and visual artists.

Don’t miss this wonderful blogpost by Peter Harbison on the life and legacy of Françoise Henry, the founder of my art history department at UCD, and a trailblazer in medieval art historical scholarship on the island. This coincides with a small exhibition of her work currently on show at the RIA (on until 31 May)

 

p.s. apologies for missing any job updates sent to me in January! I’m getting a helper for the jobs site to keep the updates more regular, as my work commitments have increased exponentially since this blog was started eight years ago, and with almost 5,000 subscribers I get a lot of email! Thanks for your patience 🙂

Friday updates: new jobs & reactions to Budget 2018

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Irish artists having it rough since (at least) 1870 (‘View in an Irish Studio’ by Wallis Mackay, 6 July 1870, published in Zozimus)

Happy Friday everyone!

The Jobs section has just been updated with a yuuuge number of new positions, including Director of the National Museum of Ireland; curatorial roles at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Hillsborough Castle, and National Trust; five (!) Music Development roles on offer from Music Generation across the country; two positions at the Arts Council; and other roles at Dublin Dance Festival, the Ulster Orchestra, National Concert Hall, Gate Theatre, Body & Soul Festival, etc. etc. Time to brush off the CV!

In other news, responses to arts & cultural funding as provided in Budget 2018 has been very mixed: increases to Culture Ireland and increases in capital expenditure for national cultural institutions have been welcomed; however the minor increases to the Arts Council and other funding streams have fallen well short of expectations, particularly those raised by the Creative Ireland initiative, which seems to have failed to put its money where its mouth is…

More reaction can be found here: