MA-Curatorial Studies Shinnors Scholarship/StudentZINE Makers award

Shinnors Scholarship
Applications are being invited for the prestigious MA-CuratorialStudies Shinnors Scholarship at the Limerick City Gallery of Art. Applications can be made to LCGA, Limerick City Council,Limerick School ofArt and Design and Limerick Institute of Technology.
The scholarship isa “unique opportunity for practice based research with Limerick City Gallery ofArt, a leading Irish institution for the curation and celebration of artisticcreativity, past, present and future. The Shinnors Scholarship model has runsuccessfully at Limerick City Gallery of Art for over six years”.
The successfulapplicant will undertake an MA by Research at Limerick School of Art and Designover a two-year period and be based predominantly at LCGA. It provides opportunitieson a day-to-day basis to study and engage with all aspects of the city gallery’score activities including the exhibition programme, the permanent collection,the outreach and education programme. The culmination ofthe scholarship provides for the submission by the student of an MA thesisbased on the development of some aspect of the gallery’s programme by thestudent as a personal project.
Award deadline
The next deadline for theOnline MAKERS Award is November 30. Interested parties can log-on/create anaccount at www.studentszine.com and upload your latestwork to the platform to be in with the opportunity of being the next recipientof the MAKERS Award along with getting a full feature in the next issuealongside some leading international artists. :)

Visual arts publishing continues to thrive

NGFMR got an interesting comment this week on a post from a few months back about the respected visual arts magazine, Circa, losing its Arts Council funding.

It’s worth noting that Circa has recent news items and reviews on its website, so hopefully it’s continuing. The famous comment, however, was about a new publication, studentsZINE, which is publishing online via Issuu and this platform allows for text, pictures and multimedia elements. That’s where online publishing continues to have the edge.

It’s aiming to be “Ireland’s leading publication for the contemporary arts, founded to readdress the current lack of representation focusing primarily on the development of students, emerging and under represented artists within their creative and research practices”.

studentsZINE is dedicated to create a platform for discussion and collaboration for the emerging artist. It aims to be at the forefront of art criticism and theory and to engage and represent the work of committed emerging practitioners within the field of ‘Art’, to promote their work and related interests to a wider appreciating audience and to create a discursive network between national and international colleges and universities.”

Check it out here. It’s good to see a bit of enthusiasm and drive to set something up. There are three issues so far and I hope it goes from strength to strength.

If you’re interested in magazines about the visual arts in Ireland, The Visual Artists News Sheet (VAN) is also a great publication and it signalled its intent in its May/June 2011 issue to launch a new review section called ‘Critique’ later this year. This will only add to the quality of the VAN, which already includes news, columns, profiles, event listings, jobs/opportunities, discussions and more.

The VAN is produced by Visual Artists Ireland and you can sign up for their very comprehensive e-bulletin too. Check out the website here.