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Creative Careers Online

Creative Careers, Ireland’s dedicated jobs and opportunities website for the arts and creative sector, is re-launching on Tuesday 7 July 2009. Alongside information on jobs, grants, commissions, residencies and competitions in the visual arts, design, theatre, film, literature and arts management, the site will now feature a Careers Chat Forum, Training/Seminar section, a Classifieds section and an RSS feed for the latest jobs and opportunities. In addition to these new features, Creative Careers is completely automated so that listings will be online immediately and all services provided are now completely free.

The Arts Council

Crafts Council Of Ireland


Culture Ireland

Udarás Na Gaelteachta

Creative Ireland

Art Jam Ireland

Support For Creative Artists

Visual Artists Ireland

World Wide Art Resourses

The Heritage Council

RHA Academy

The Royal Hibernian Academy is an artist based and artist orientated institution dedicated to developing, affirming and challenging the public’s appreciation and understanding of traditional and innovative approaches to the visual arts. The Academy achieves its objectives through its exhibition education and collection programmes.The Academy is funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Eala’on, through fundraising initiatives, through the earned revenue from its Annual Exhibition and by the Benefactors, Patrons and Friends of the Academy.

The Royal Ulster Academy

The RUA is an artist led organisation and promotes both traditional and contemporary approaches to visual art through its annual exhibition and education programme. Our aim is to bring ourselves in line with other Academies already extant, with a long term plan to achieve premises to accommodate offices, gallery and studios.


ArtLinks is a professional Arts program, creating by and for all creative practitioners in five counties in the S.E of Ireland: Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford & Wicklow.  Membership is free to those resident in the 5 partner counties; the program offers Art Courses, Bursaries, Artist online profile/directory resource and mentoring opportunities.  It is funded and coordinated by the 5 ArtLinks partner County Council Arts Offices and supported by the Arts Council.ArtLinks

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Situated in the market town of Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, in the rural NW of Ireland, the centre provides artists, working in all mediums, with space, technical facilities and support to explore new ideas and undertake professional development, study and research projects.  The centre reflects the contemporary definition of Sculpture to include object making in a variety of materials and processes, installation and performance practices, environmental work, multi-media and inter-disciplinary research.  Leitrim Sculpture Centre offers a wide range of space, technical equipment and support for artists wishing to undertake new work, develop their practice or undertake specific projects.

Catalyst Arts

Catalyst Arts is Belfast’s primary non-profit artist led organisation, run by unpaid volunteers who are motivated by a passion for the arts and an intense interest in the cultural development of Belfast.

Linkism - Art Directory & Promotional tools online for artists

Our goal is to become the most popular, useful and easy to navigate directory of art on the Internet. Linkism is developed by artists for artists.’s Webmaster section aims to provide webmasters with marketing, promotional and web design tips. We focus on art sites because that’s where our passion is, but the website promotion articles, tips and resources will also be useful for all website owners.
LUX Distribution GuideThis is a beginner’s guide to distributing and promoting artists’ film and video work. It will take you through marketing and materials that you will need, organisations that may be able to assist, to possible exhibition channels. Much of the information may seem quite obvious but it is often this kind of thing that can make all the difference. This is a starting point rather than an exhaustive guide and will hopefully give you some ideas which you can then use to explore further.

Public Art a great new site dedicated to the myriad forms of public art in Ireland was recently launched.It is a very handy new resource with information for a range of publics, artists, commissioners and curators. To celebrate the launch Aideen Barry created a specially commissioned animation for their online space.


Blackletter is a recent Dublin based initiative set up by Niall Flaherty, Cliona Harmey and Alan Butler to create a collaborative publishing environment for Irish artists. We advocate an open-source DIY culture for interaction and collaboration, allowing for the exchange of knowledge, information and skills, at a distance and on different schedules. We aim to create opportunities for interaction for younger marginalised and emerging artists, who are less well catered for by traditional publishing methods.

Aosdana is an affiliation of creative arts in Ireland.

The Arts Council established Aosdána in 1981 to honour those artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland, and to encourage and assist members in devoting their energies fully to their art. This website gives a description of the organisation, and an outline of its regulations.

Mutant Space

Mutant space is a newly established online co-operative, based in Cork, Ireland, that freely resources the development and production of independent arts projects. A DIY, one?stop shop for people who need support to make work outside the narrow confines of mainstream culture
Independent work is often difficult to produce as the production structures that govern mainstream cultural activity are either unknown, unavailable, out of reach or simply don?t exist. Mutant space is our attempt to change that
So how does it work? As with all co-operatives, mutant space works by individuals collectively pooling resources for their own mutual benefit. These resources are then available to the entire membership so that everyone can play, create and produce new work, no matter who they are, where they are, what they do or when they do it
As well as managing the websites resources mutant space is currently working on the first edition of its monthly magazine which it hopes to have online in early November. Mutant space is also dedicated to helping members promote their events, encouraging and developing new working relationships with members across the country and is always looking to improve its existing tools and resources. Why? Because we want independent arts projects to flourish without being compromised and mutant space is how we?re going to do it

This is what mutant space is all about. The building of a creative space, an artistic economy that can offer a practical working alternative to the existing status quo that dominates our cultural landscape.

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