Opportunities at Sirius Arts Centre

Sirius Arts Centre is pleased to announce a number of opportunities:

Exhibition Opportunities: call for submissions for exhibition opportunities in 2019 (January to December) is now open and will close on Friday 15 June at 5pm. More details below.

Artist in Residence Programme: call for submissions for 2019 is now open and will close on Friday 15 June 2018 at 5pm. More details below.

Music Residency Programme: call for submissions for 2019 is now open and will close on Friday 15 June 2018 at 5pm. More details below.
Vacancy – Maintenance person and gardener: Sirius Arts Centre currently has one vacancy through its Community Employment Programme. More details below.

Exhibition Opportunities

Sirius Arts Centre is interested in working with contemporary artists, both emerging and established, Irish and international. Sirius has a long history of presenting a wide range of interdisciplinary contemporary art and is currently especially interested in working with artists through a highly collaborative process and in the dialogue between artists, curators, communities and audiences. Artists and curators are chosen for exhibitions and projects in one of two ways – by invitation and by open submission.

The call for submissions for exhibition opportunities in 2019 (January to December) is now open and will close on Friday 15 June at 5pm. There will be a limited number of slots for solo or group projects in 2019 that will be chosen from open submission applications. Follow link and download pdf for further details.

Artist in Residence Programme

Sirius Arts Centre has been developing its Artist in Residence programme since 1994. This programme receives some funding from the Arts Council and Cork County Council and is well recognised internationally. The residency programme is designed to offer artists the opportunity to research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Sirius, other organisations in Cork and the surrounding community.

Residents stay in a beautiful, two/three-bedroomed basement apartment in the Sirius Arts Centre’s building, located on the waterfront in the centre of Cobh, twenty minutes by train from Cork City. The residency provides a residential and work space to visual artists, either as individuals or groups.

The call for submissions for 2019 is now open and will close on Friday 15 June 2018 at 5pm. Follow link and download pdf for further details.

Music Residency Programme

In 2017 Sirius Arts Centre launched a new international residency programme specifically for composers and musicians. Please note – Sirius does not provide recording facilities or sound equipment. An upright piano is available. Applicants from outside of Ireland are strongly encouraged.

The call for submissions for 2019 is now open and will close on Friday 15 June 2018 at 5pm. Follow link and download pdf for further details.

Vacancy: Maintenance person and gardener

Sirius Arts Centre currently has one vacancy through its Community Employment Programme.

The Community Employment (CE) programme is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed to get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities.

Duties will include general maintenance, painting, gardening and general repair work, helping with installations of exhibitions, room set ups for events and general upkeep of the artists’ residency. This position is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career.

Please note applicants must be 21 years or over.

Interested applicants should send in a CV to the CE Supervisor, Great Island Projects Ltd, Room 13, Cobh (Great Island) Community Centre, Cobh, Co Cork, or email kgeary@greatislandprojects.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 25th May 2018
Duration: 12 Months
Hours per week: 19.5
Start Date: TBC
No previous experience required