Exciting opportunity for local artists

KILKENNY Arts Festival which celebrates their 40th festival this year is delighted to announce an exciting new platform for visual artists and makers who are living in, working in or from Kilkenny as part of this year’s festival.

KILKENNY Arts Festival which celebrates their 40th festival this year is delighted to announce an exciting new platform for visual artists and makers who are living in, working in or from Kilkenny as part of this year’s festival.

Since its inception, the festival has always had a close association with the local community of established visual arts and craft practitioners.

To mark the 40th milestone, the long-established arts festival will develop this support through a new submissions scheme which will provide administrative, technical and marketing support to a small number of selected artists for presentation in the 40th festival.

The innovative new programme, Connections is expected to attract interest from artists and makers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

All applicants are being asked to provide a detailed artist’s statement/proposal which clearly demonstrates that their proposal will lead to the creation and presentation of new work and clearly illustrates how the artist will benefit from creating work for and presenting work at the festival.

Successful artists may also feature in ‘meet the artist’ profile events and talks.

Successful artists presented as part of Connections will receive significant marketing via 60,000 festival brochures, a national advertising and PR campaign, international advertising campaign and through the festival’s highly regarded social media campaigns via Facebook (5,000 followers) and Twitter (4,200 followers).

Those interested in this invaluable opportunity should download an application form from http://www.kilkennyarts.ie/ and forward to the programme coordinator at Kilkenny Arts Festival, 11 Patrick’s Court, Patrick Street, Kilkenny by March 19 at 5pm. Submissions should be clearly marked ‘CONNECTIONS’ – Open Submissions 2013’.