Exhibit at TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2023

TULCA Festival of Visual Arts is pleased to announce details of its 2023 Open Call curated by Iarlaith Ni Fheorais; honey, milk and salt in a seashell before sunrise. Reflecting on the West of Ireland as a landscape of medical infrastructure and control, artists are invited to consider their own regional relationship to medicine.

Artists are invited to propose the presentation of existing artworks, or the production of new work. Works can be proposed for exhibition in the festival, or as one-off performances / events / workshops / screenings comprising part of the public programme. Work must not have been previously exhibited in Galway.

Open Call Process & Guidelines:

TULCA is curated through direct invitation and an Open Call process. The final selection of artworks will be based on thematic connection, artistic quality, and feasibility. Selections are made by the curator in consultation with the TULCA producer.

This years Open Call is available in English, Irish, Easy Read English and Audio Recording English. Please follow links below:

Open Call 2023 – English
Open Call 2023 – Irish
Open Call 2023 – Easy Read English
Open Call 2023 – Audio Recording English

What you get: An artist fee is provided—small production support for new works, curatorial support, installation support, professional documentation, and exhibition opportunity.

There is no submission fee.

Application Process:

Deadline: 19 March 2023, 5pm (Irish time)

Artists are invited to propose the presentation of existing artworks, or the production of new work. Works can be proposed for exhibition in the festival, or as one-off performances / events / workshops / screenings comprising part of the public programme. Work must not have been previously exhibited in Galway.

Please send a single PDF attachment (15MB max) that includes the following:

  • A concise artist’s statement that tells us about your work and how it might connect or respond to the letter above (250 words max)
  • CV (2 pages max)
  • Examples of previous work:
    Up to 10 images (must include title; the material / medium; the dimensions / duration; the date of production, and also information on where the work has been shown, if applicable)

Up to 2 web links to video / sound works can be sent (YouTube or Vimeo, extracts should be no longer than 10 minutes. If works are sent in full please suggest a 10-minute excerpt to watch). Include passwords for any private videos.

  • A clearly outlined proposal of work to be exhibited, including detail about its installation, technical and accessibility requirements (250 words + 3 photos max).
  • Optional: If this is a proposal for new work, please also include any available visualisations, information on materials, costings, technical and venue requirements (additional 250 words max).

Applications should be submitted via email to opencall@tulca.ie

TULCA, Galway, Ireland

website: Open Call 2023 — TULCA Festival of Visual Arts

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