Professional Development Opportunities in Cavan

VAI and Townhall, Cavan in partnership with Cavan County Council, is facilitating two workshops to assist artists price their own work and to write about their work.

Catriona O Reilly, Arts Officer with Cavan County Council, encourages artists to attend these workshops: "These skills are useful to artists irrespective of discipline or art form. Visual Arts Ireland consistently supports artists and we are delighted to work with Townhall to bring this opportunity to the county. Meeting with other like-minded individuals can be a great benefit to artists, particularly as many artists work in isolation and with a sole focus. I strongly encourage artists to put the dates in their diary now."      


WORKSHOP - Pricing and Costing your work with Patricia Clyne-Kelly here

Saturday June 11th, 10am - 4.30pm

Cost E40/20 (VAI Members) Places 12-14.

Professional Development workshop in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland, Townhall Cavan Arts Space and Cavan County Council Arts.


Whether submitting a commission proposal, working to a project budget or selling your work, it is essential to know how to calculate costs and to have confidence that the price you ask will be sufficient to cover expenses and generate an income and funds for future research and developments during the quiet times.

This workshop will look at basic financial accounting and is simplified into a structure that will assist artists with money matters. It looks at developing a day rate for your work as an artist, building in ongoing overheads into your costings for projects of all kinds whether: workshops; commissions and exhibition fees or pricing individual works of art.

There will be some hands on exercises that Patricia may ask you to do so please do come prepared with pen and paper.

Patricia Clyne-Kelly is an artist, a freelance curator and freelance art project consultant. Director/owner of The Clyne Gallery and art consultancy, Dublin. Art consultant to Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland since 2004. Director/owner of Access to Arts since 2003 and co-founder / project manager of The Cube -creative hub, Cork Street D8 since 2012.

Part time lecturer at IADT, module on Professional / Business Skills Development, 3rd yr photography students. Other teaching experience includes VAI, Sculpture Factory, and mentor panel of the Crafts Council of Ireland.



WORKSHOP - Writing about your Work with Joanne Laws here

Saturday June 25th,10am - 4.30pm

Cost E40/20 (VAI Members) Places 10-12.

Professional Development workshop in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland, Townhall Cavan Arts Space and Cavan County Council Arts.

Joanne Laws is an arts writer and researcher based in the west of Ireland. She is curious about ethnographic and archival functions of the arts, as well as the role of arts education and research in generating new forms of knowledge. Joanne Laws is a member of AICA and a regular contributor to The Visual Artist's News Sheet, where she serves on a panel of exhibition reviewers for the Critiquesection.

She has previously published writing in Afterimage Journal of Media, Arts and Cultural Criticism (U.S), Allotrope (N.I), Art Papers (U.S), Art Monthly (U.K), Axis (U.K), Cabinet (U.S), Enclave Review (IRL), Frieze (U.K),Variant (U.K), and Visual Artists News Sheet (IRL), as well as Irish online publications such as Paper Visual Art Journal and Billion Online Art Review Journal.


Date and time:

02 Jun 2016 - 28 Jun 2016

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