Articles for 2020

Ballina Fringe Festival 2020 - Street Art Project Call for Submissions

Ballina Fringe Festival is currently seeking submissions from artists who wish to be considered for creating a piece of street art for Ballina, in 2020.

Ballina Fringe Festival: Street Art Project 2020

Call for Submissions

Application deadline: 6pm, Thursday 4th June 2020

Ballina Fringe Festival is currently seeking submissions from artists who wish to be considered for creating a piece of street art for Ballina, in 2020.

The initiative is part of a five-year programme which commenced last year and will comprise five landmark/flagship pieces of street art throughout the town of Ballina, as well as a number of secondary pieces/sites, created in collaboration with local youth groups.

Please note: this collaborative aspect of the project will be significant and substantial and will involve at least six weeks of contact time. This call for artists who wish to apply for Year Two.

The five-year programme will work to a theme – consisting of five individual strands.

The strands are:

- The People (2019)

- The Place (2020)

- The Past

- The Possibilities

- The Problems

The strand theme of the 2020 project will be: ‘The Place’, and will look for the works to be a response to the physical place of Ballina / North Mayo.

Artists should consider the following elements when submitting:

-  Durability: The selected artwork will need to last a minimum of one year with no maintenance

-  Budget: the available budget will be a maximum of €8,000 (projects whose budget exceeds that figure will not be considered.)

-  Concept: A project that will involve others in the creative process, where the artist acts as a facilitator, working with a number of identified community groups from the Ballina area. Timeline: The selected work must be completed no later than 9th October 2020

Submissions should comprise:

- A detailed description of the proposed piece, including a photographic representation or simulation of the place in situ. (Photos of the sites will be available on Ballina Fringe Festival website.)

- A detailed budget breakdown, to include fees, materials and any other costs. 

- Up to 5 examples of previous works/projects.

- Detailed and current artists CV, showing evidence of successfully previous similar projects.

- A statement describing the piece, with details of how it fits the theme.

E-mailed application should be sent to ballinafringefestival@gmail.com before 6pm on Thursday 4th June

Hard copy applications can be sent to:

Ballina Fringe Festival Street Arts Projects 2020

c/o Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St, Ballina, Co. Mayo

May 08 2020

Covid-19 closures at Ballina Arts Centre


Following directives issued by the government and health authorities,
as a cultural institution, Ballina Arts Centre will close to the public until the 5th of May.
All events scheduled to take place in this period 
have been postponed or cancelled.
We will make contact with all affected patrons and will be in touch 
with more information regarding show rescheduling and/or refunds
as soon as possible.
Our Box Office will be closed to the public and for more updates, 
please keep an eye on social media and our website.
From all the team here at Ballina Arts Centre please take care of 
yourselves and others and thank you all for your 
continued support and understanding.
Mar 13 2020

Ballina Arts Centre Concourse Exhibitions Programme: Call for Submissions

Applications are invited for a programme of exhibitions at Ballina Arts Centre’s Concourse exhibition space.


Ballina Arts Centre Concourse Exhibitions Programme

 

Call for Submissions

Applications are invited for a programme of exhibitions at Ballina Arts Centre’s newly-developed Concourse exhibition space.

This is an exciting opportunity for artists to exhibit their work in an intimate gallery space located in Ballina Arts Centre, and is open to Mayo-based artists only.

 

This new initiative offers itself as a unique platform to artists, as the gallery space is in a prominent position within the arts centre. Work will be accepted in all disciplines of visual arts practice and subject to size.

Applicants should provide the following:

  • At least 8 visual examples of their work*,

(photographs, slides, digital images on CD will all be accepted)

  • Artist’s Statement detailing the work
  • any other supporting material

*Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of visuals.

For further information, contact Ballina Arts Centre, tel: 096 73593 / e-mail: info@ballinaartscentre.com

 

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Thursday 25th June at 4pm.

Submissions should be sent to:

Visual Art 2021-23 (Concourse)

Ballina Arts Centre

Barrett St.

Ballina

Co. Mayo

Note: e-mailed submissions will also be accepted. Send them to: info@ballinaartscentre.com

For more information, contact Ballina Arts Centre, tel: 096 73593 / e-mail: info@ballinaartscentre.com

Ballina Arts Centre is supported by the Arts Council and Mayo County Council.

Feb 29 2020

Ballina Arts Centre Gallery Exhibitions Programme: Call for Submissions

Applications are invited for Ballina Arts Centre’s 2021-23 Gallery exhibition programme at Ballina Arts Centre.


Ballina Arts Centre Gallery Exhibitions Programme

Call for Submissions

Applications are invited for Ballina Arts Centre’s 2021-23 Gallery exhibition programme at Ballina Arts Centre.

The programme is open to all disciplines of Visual Arts practice and submissions are welcomed from artists at all stages of their career.

Ballina Arts Centre presents two programmes of exhibitions in the venue – this Call for Submissions is for the Main Gallery space.

Applications should include the following:

-  up to 10 visual examples of their work, (photographs, slides, digital images on CD will all be accepted),

-  current CV

-  Artist’s Statement

-  any other supporting material

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A stamped, self addressed envelope is required for the return of visuals.

The deadline for submissions  has been extended to Thursday 25th June  at 4pm.

Submissions should be sent to:

Visual Art 2021-23 (Gallery)

Ballina Arts Centre

Barrett St.

Ballina

Co. Mayo

Note: e-mailed submissions will also be accepted. Send them to: info@ballinaartscentre.com

For more information, contact Ballina Arts Centre, tel: 096 73593 / e-mail: info@ballinaartscentre.com

Ballina Arts Centre is supported by the Arts Council and Mayo County Council.

Feb 29 2020

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