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A studio space in which five paintings hang on the wall. Two larger paintings hand in the forefront of the image, featuring coloured brushstrokes in deep greens. On the far end of the wall, are three smaller canvases in lighter tones, and one canvas leaning on the wall on the floor. A table rests in the centre, with a jar full of palate knives and art tools.

Opportunity: Visual Artists Ireland Lifelong Learning and Events

17 Jan - 21 Feb 2024 (Past)

Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) are hosting a series of webinars and online workshops surrounding funding, tax advice, proposal writing, mentoring clinics, and general help desks. Members of VAI receive a discount on workshop spaces.

Visual Artists Help Desk with Brian Kielt (online or phone)
10, 17, and 24 January, 2pm to 4.30pm

Book a help desk with Brian Kielt (Advocacy & Advice NI).  Artists can book in for a one to one appointment to discuss any aspects of their professional careers. Help desks can be on any topic related to your practice or about general advice on supports available to you at this time.

Mentoring Clinic with Melissa O’Donnell from Big Look Art
17 and 18 January, 2pm to 5pm

Hosted on VAI’s online partner platform Big Look Art, there are a handful of remaining slots available. This format entitles you to 90 minutes of focused time on your artistic practice with Melissa. To provide the most value possible, this engagement is delivered in 3 parts, pre-session preparation and research, a scheduled 30-minute online consultation and written follow up feedback.

To learn more visit artform.ie or email info@biglook.art.

Writing Creative Proposals with Marianne O’Kane Boal
18 January, 11am to 12pm

Preparing proposals can be a challenging and time consuming exercise for artists. This webinar not only gives you practical advice on the do’s and don’ts of preparing and submitting creative proposals but also on assessing how different opportunities might be right for you. The 1 hour webinar will look at evaluation panels, accepting feedback and using appropriate language. The aim of this webinar is to submit better proposals, help you meet deadlines and make better decisions.

An Artist’s Guide to Accessing Funding with Marianne O’Kane Boal
25 January, 11am to 11.45pm
Grants, bursaries, residencies, per cent for art commissions, project proposals…this webinar will consist of one 45 minute presentation that will take a closer look at all things funding and applications.

Tax Advice for Artists in Northern Ireland with Louise Gorman
21 February, 3pm to 5pm

Louise Gorman from Balanced Business Solutions will present a webinar with tips and advice on tax for artists. Topics will range from advice on the self assessment forms, record keeping tips, deductible expenses and more! There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the webinar presentation.

For more information, please visit visualartists.ie

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