Visual Artists Ireland: Show & Tell, April 2013
Opening of Summer Show @ Sarah Walker Gallery © Niall Duffy
Margaret White Winner Director's Award 2012
Vivienne Dick, Curator/Editor Printed Project 15
Visual Artists Ireland with President Michael D Higgins
Visual Artists Ireland is the All Ireland organisation representing professional visual artists. Visual Artists Ireland provides: advocacy & advice, professional development, and online & print information services to professional visual artists, arts organisations and independent art workers. We support visual artists with their development and enable them to work in a strong professional environment.
Quick link for Membership Renewals
Membership brings with it many benefits, including discounts and access to specialist services. Joining brings you into the largest network for visual art creators in Ireland. New members can find out more and register here
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Our information services are a unique and core provision for both visual artists and visual arts organisations. As an information provider, VAI is the leading source of information, news, discussion, jobs, visual arts opportunities, and event & exhibition advertising. As well as being designed for visual artists at all stages of their career
|advocacy, advice and membership services |
The Advocacy, Advice and Membership services provide access to independent, accurate information that improves equality of opportunity and provide a pathway to professionalization of the visual arts. Our advocacy, advice and membership section provides information on our current work.
Our professional development section provides information on the range of professional development training and events throughout the year including workshops, peer discussion groups, seminars and talks.
Our news section offers up to date events and news from around the visual arts sector. This section also includes news from Visual Artists Ireland, and forms part of our regular journalist briefings that are circulated each month.
As part of our listings service, we now offer a calendar section that provides a view of exhibitions and private views taking place around Ireland, as well as international exhibitions that include Irish artists. With this feature you can automatically update your online calendar using the iCal feature.
|exhibitions & events
Our exhibitions & events section shows taking place around Ireland, as well as international exhibitions that include Irish artists. This section also allows you to share events with your friends through facebook and twitter.
|jobs & opportunities|
Jobs & Opportunities contains conferences, lectures, workshops that are of interest to visual artists. We also provide details regarding funding awards and bursaries, as well as job vacancies as well as residencies and calls for studio applications.
We are a membership organisation. Membership brings with it many benefits, including discounts and access to specialist services such as our new international studio exchange programme. Joining brings you into the largest network for visual art creators in Ireland.
The eBulletin ensures that you are always up to date on events, exhibitions, jobs, and opportunities in the visual arts. Our contact section includes full details on how to have your event, exhibition, news or opportunities listed in this twice weekly service.
|member of the public? journalist?|
Keep up to date with our eBulletins in our contact section You can also subscribe to our RSS feeds, or to our other online profiles.
We provide an area to allow people to advertise exhibitions currently available for exhibiting in venues. Submit your details here. You must register online for this free service.
Help us to establish advocacy volunteer groups across Ireland; a regional network of artists who can inform us of issues at a local level and provide feedback on matters that affect artists across Ireland.
Publishing is a core aspect of Visual Artists’ Ireland’s activities, including The Visual Artists News Sheet, the primary newspaper for the visual arts across Ireland.
|find us online|
Our information services are available in many different formats including our profiles on Facebook, Twitter, a dedicated website for artists in Northern Ireland, smart phone apps and through RSS feeds that we make freely available.
|visual artists address book
Be a part of it. Find artists, resources and services in one easy searchable resource. Free for members, the visual artists address book is also available through our smart phone app, Art Connect.