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Visual Artists Café: Introducing… Centre Culturel Irlandais


Deadline: October 28, 2021

The annual VAI/CCI residency is a collaboration between Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and Visual Artists Ireland. The Centre Culturel Irlandais is Ireland’s flagship cultural centre in Europe. The director … Continue reading Visual Artists Café: Introducing… Centre Culturel Irlandais

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WEBINAR: Curator talk with Kim McAleese


Deadline: September 28, 2021

Visual Artists Ireland present a Curator Talk with Kim McAleese, curator and programme director of Grand Union, a gallery and studio space in Birmingham. She is co-founder of Household Belfast: … Continue reading WEBINAR: Curator talk with Kim McAleese

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Instagram Small Business Mentorship Programme


Deadline: September 19, 2021

Small Business Britain is the UK’s leading champion of small businesses, supporting all 5.8 million small businesses in the UK – no matter their location, their sector, or their ambition … Continue reading Instagram Small Business Mentorship Programme

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VAI Get Together 2021



Visual Artists Ireland’s annual Get Together will be online this year 5-7 October and features a combination of speakers, discussion, speed curating and networking. Tickets for the full 3-day programme … Continue reading VAI Get Together 2021

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