May 27, 2006 - Project Arts Centre - Curator of Visual Arts position
May 27, 2006

Curator of Visual Arts position

Curator of Visual Arts

Apply with a letter of interest, CV including two referees, and any relevant documentation.

Application deadline 5.30pm Monday 12 June 2006.

For more information, see or contact Niamh ODonnell by telephone at 353 1 8819618 or niamh [​at​]

Project Arts Centre (Project) is a multidisciplinary arts organisation established in 1966. The organisation is housed in a building in Dublin city centre, comprising two performance spaces and a gallery. The Curator of Visual Arts (Curator) is a key position at Project with responsibility for the organisations visual arts programme.

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of the debates in contemporary international curatorial practice and will be prepared to engage with a lively and expanding local scene. S/he will have relevant qualifications in visual arts and a number of years working experience in the field, including financial management. S/he must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective partnerships as well as to persuade and negotiate

As Curator you will research, develop and present new solo and group exhibitions and projects in keeping with the mission of Project Arts Centre. You will take an active role in mediating the visual arts programme to all stakeholders, including Project staff, funding bodies, cultural agencies, media, critical forums and the public. Having agreed a budget with the General Manager you will be responsible for managing and reporting on this budget.

You will be responsible for leading your colleagues in delivering the visual arts programme, reporting to the Artistic Director. The Curator is supported by a part-time Assistant Curator who works 20 hours per week as well as by various other full time colleagues including an Administrative Assistant, Production Manager, Publicist and Communications Officer who work on all aspects of Projects programme.

Salary 30,000 – 32,000, based on experience.

Apply with a letter of interest, CV including two referees, and any relevant documentation.

Application deadline 5.30pm Monday 12 June 2006.

Interviews will be held during the week of 26 June 2006.

Applications should be clearly marked, Curator, and sent to Niamh ODonnell, General Manager, Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, Ireland or by email to

For more information, see or contact Niamh ODonnell by telephone at
353 1 8819618 or

Visual Arts at Project Arts Centre
Project has developed an increasingly high profile internationally with its progressive visual arts programme, which tracks the latest developments in contemporary art and presents this work within a sophisticated discursive framework. The role of the Curator at Project has been to maintain an active level of research in the field of art and art theory and to develop this as a fluid and critical programme that engages with an Irish and an international context for visual arts. A key function of the programme has been to collaborate closely with artists on commissioning new work, often using the gallery as a production space. Projects by artists from Ireland and by international artists have also been juxtaposed with historical and archival material relevant to contemporary practice. In addition there has been a policy of platforming art from beyond the Western mainstream. Recent national and international collaborations include working with The Model Arts and Niland Gallery (IRL), Bookworks (UK) and Frieze Art Fair (UK).

Artists who have shown at Project in recent years include: Bojan Sarcevic, Heather Allen, Gerard Byrne, Enrico David, Martha Rosler, Ronan McCrea, Sheila Gowda, Matti Braun, Cinilingus, General Idea, Goshka Macuga, Artcirq, Klaus Weber, NS Harsha, Lali Chetwynd, Eoghan McTigue, Hito Steyerl, Guy Bar Amotz, Declan Clarke, Paul McDevitt, Eva Berendes, Sarah Pierce/The Metropolitan Complex, Valsan Koorma Kolleri, Martin Westwood, Seamus Harahan, Bank, Simon Martin, Isabel Nolan, Aleksandra Mir, Factotum, Tonico Auad, Stuart Brisley, Shahin Afrassiabi and Eva Rothschild.

Speakers who have contributed to talks and seminars include: Will Bradley, Annie Fletcher, Kodwo Eshun, Jan Verwoert, Anjalika Sagar, Irit Rogoff, Sarat Maharaj, Maurizio Lazzarato, Eric Alliez, Alberto Toscano, Charles Esche, Susan Kelly, Janna Graham, Dave Beech, Jeanna van Heeswijk. Gitish Karnad, Adrian Rifkin, AA Bronson, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, B B, Amy Plant and Daniel Jewesbury.

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