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Call for Artists (All Art Forms)

Sligo County Council Arts Service is adding to our Artist Panel.

Artists wishing to work in contexts including, Participatory Arts, engaging public participation in the creative process, Arts & Education, and Cultural Diversity, across all art-forms, are invited to apply. There will be two panels.

  1. Experienced Artists
  2. Emerging Artists


  • Experienced artists must have a track record of a minimum of three years professional practice in any art form in one or more of the contexts of, Participatory Arts, Arts & Education or Cultural Diversity.
  • Emerging artists must demonstrate an interest in one or more of the contexts of Participatory Arts, Arts & Education or Cultural Diversity. Some evidence of engagement in these contexts to date is desirable but not essential. 
  • Emerging artists must be willing to work alongside an experienced artist for a period of time.
  • Artists must demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Arts-in-Context and Creativity and to enhancing the lives of participants through arts practice.
  • Artists must be willing to keep informed about current practice and to work in partnership with health practitioners, teachers and community leaders.
  • Artists should demonstrate that they combine a sense of fun, joy and collaboration with professional dedication and high artistic vision.
  • It is essential that successful applicants undertake child protection/vulnerable adult training and undergo Garda vetting by Sligo County Council before taking up project placements.

In addition to working on projects in the above contexts, artists on the panel will also be informed of training and other artist supports and opportunities offered by Sligo Arts Service during the year.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to Sligo County Council Arts Office, (email heading Artist Panel Open Call) Application deadline February Friday 17th 5pm.  Expressions of interest should be in the form of a short letter of max 500 words, accompanied by a CV or short bio with links to images or samples of relevant work. The letter should set out:

  1. A brief description of your training and practice
  2. Why you might wish to work in the contexts of Participatory Arts, Arts & Education or Cultural Diversity, with reference to previous similar work if applicable.

Sligo Arts Service will shortlist applications.  Successful artists will be invited to a short interview in City Hall in early Spring 2023.

For further information, telephone 086 842 4969 Catherine Fanning (Arts Participation/CPD Programme Co- ordinator /Administrator)


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