EXHIBITION OPEN CALL – EMERGING KILKENNY ARTIST 2022 (Deadline April 25th at 5pm 2022)

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As part of our Emerging Curator Development Programme, Kilkenny Arts Office and our 2022 Emerging Curator Sinéad Keogh invites proposals for a solo exhibition in No. 76 – 77 John Street Lower, Kilkenny City. To apply for this opportunity the artist must be Kilkenny based or born. The exhibition will run for four weeks, from May 26th to June 25th with the option of an artist talk and other live events. In particular; artists who have not yet had a solo show are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. The successful applicant will also receive: an artist fee of €400, professional documentation, promotion, a critically engaged essay, a small publication, curatorial support and an Instagram residency.

To apply please send the following in pdf format only to Sinéad Keogh at:

Contact details – name, address, email
Artist CV and statement
Website/social media links
Samples of work including – title of work/works proposed, year of production
500 words or less on how this opportunity will benefit your career as an artist

Application deadline – April 25th at 5pm

All applicants will receive the outcome of their proposals by May 2nd. Please email artsofficekkcoco@gmail.com to request a floor-plan. This open call is in conjunction with the Emerging Curator Development Programme. Please note the curator holds no bias towards race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, educational background, disability or socio – economic background and welcomes all artists from all backgrounds to apply.

Image credit: Robert Dunne’s solo exhibition ‘(the site+ruin)’ curated by Rachel Botha (2020) in No. 76 – 77 John Street Lower.

This programme is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Kilkenny County Council.

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