Freelance Strategic Consultant Sought for Research in Visual Arts

Dunamaise is working with six other arts centres to enhance the visual arts offer across our venues, to share resources, to extend the life and value of art works developed and to build audiences.

The group: Draíocht (Blanchardstown), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Portlaoise), glór (Ennis), Linenhall Arts Centre (Castlebar), Mermaid Arts Centre (Bray), Síamsa Tíre (Tralee) and The Source (Thurles) came together to undertake a research project as a launchpad to potentially developing as a network.

Each venue presents year-round visual arts programmes and are keen to collaborate and share resources and knowledge to enhance and develop our programmes and increase opportunities for visual arts to tour.

Research includes: To assess the viability and focus of a Visual Arts Network for this group of arts centres; formulate shared goals and ways of collaborating; gain expert curatorial input on visual arts practise nationally and audience appetite; create a deliverable plan about ways to initiate the Network and co-operate efficiently and to diversify our programmes and our partners.

Work includes: Venue Needs Analysis; Audience Analysis; Devising of Strategy; Development of an Implementation Plan and investigation of funding applications for initial collaborative projects. To be undertaken from March – September 2022.

Applications are welcome from those able to demonstrate a wide knowledge of the Visual Arts environment in Ireland; Strategic thinking, planning and development; programming and curating models in a visual arts context; Strong interpersonal, organisational, project management and report writing skills. Availability and capacity to deliver the project on time. A Quotation document, max. 1000 words and appendices are required.

Full details here.

Applications by email only to: Alan Troy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before 5pm on Tuesday 1st March 2022 with subject line Visual Arts Network Consultation.

Please note that shortlisted applicants may be invited to discuss their proposal in more detail via remote meeting.

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