Funding & Opportunities

Open call for Exhibition Proposals invited for the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office is inviting proposals for its 2018/2019 exhibition programme for the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, through an open call selection process.  This is open to professional artists, curators and arts organisations; the closing date is Monday 6 February 2017. Full details on how to apply are available on the website www.dlrcoco.ie/arts

Proposals for solo, two person, or group shows are welcome and a minimum of 2 separate exhibitions will be programmed.  At least one of these will specifically feature the work of artists connected to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County.  One exhibition will be programmed in Quarter 1 2018 and the other in 2019. 
The Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, is the first purpose built public gallery space in the county. It opened in December 2014 and since then has shown a range of exhibitions. The programme includes commissioned exhibitions; touring exhibitions; and advertised open call exhibitions. Each gallery exhibition programme is planned so that it includes both the artworks in the gallery space and a learning programme which gives visitors the chance to explore and engage with the artworks on show through events like talks, workshops, films and tours. Visitor numbers to the Gallery average 5,500 per exhibition and in 2015 were over 48,000 in total.
The Arts Office will be hosting a facilitated site visit to the Gallery on Tuesday 10 January at 6.30pm to introduce the space and answer any specific questions that interested artists/curators might have. To book a place for this, please email Ciara King at cking@dlrcoco.ie.