Open Call for Exhibition Proposals 2024-26

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (dlr) is delighted to invite proposals for its 2024-2026 visual art exhibition programme for the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire. The callout is open to professional artists, curators, and arts organisations to apply. Proposals for solo, two person, or group shows are welcome. A minimum of three separate exhibitions will be programmed from this call out. They will take place between 2024 and 2026. We envisage that one exhibition opportunity will be for an emerging artist. Full details in the brief

Applications must be made via

Summary Timeline

Online Briefing Session:                     Thursday 9th February at 11am 

In Person Facilitated Gallery Visit:      Tuesday 21st February at 6pm 

Deadline for receipt of applications:    Tuesday 14th March 2023 at 1pm 

To attend the briefing session please email

This call-out is open to artists living in Ireland working in any visual art or contemporary fine art led craft practice. One proposal may be submitted per applicant. We are also open to curators proposing an exhibition with a specific artist(s).

The work does not need to be new or specifically created for exhibition in dlr LexIcon. However, in order to provide dlr LexIcon visitors with the opportunity to engage with and experience different forms of art making, the work intended for the proposed exhibition must be new to the catchment audience of Dublin and the M50 area (outside of the commercial gallery sector) and should have been created within the last five years.

Please note that artists who have had an exhibition in the Municipal Gallery as part of Open Call or Visual Art Commission opportunities in the period 2016-2023 are not eligible to apply. You may have had an artwork exhibited in the Open Submission Exhibition and be eligible to apply. 

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