If you want to know what's happening in the Arts circles in Ireland, then you should look no further than Visual Artists Ireland.
"Visual Artists Ireland is the all Ireland body for professional visual artists. As a membership organisation, it provides services, facilities and resources for artists, initiates artistic projects and publications and acts as an advocate on behalf of individual artists".
There are different types of membership:
Professional Membership: – For any artist who fulfils three or more of the professional status criteria listed below.
Associate Membership: For any emerging artist who does not yet fulfil these criteria.
Organisations or non-artists may also sign up as ‘Friends’ in order to receive a subscription to magazines or other services.
Standard Rate - €50 / STG £35
This is the standard rate for professional and associate membership for artists living on the island of Ireland.
Concessions Rate - €25 / STG £18
The concessions rate is available for unwaged or students living on the island of Ireland
The concessions rate can also be availed of by members of the National Sculpture Factory (NSF), Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI) and Northern Ireland Visual Arts Forum (NIVAF)
Britain – STG £40
Rest of World: €70
There are no concession rates for international members
They produce a news-sheet VANS (Visual Artist's News Sheet) twice a week, with all the latest opportunities, submissions, exhibitions, and general arts news. You don't have to be a member to receive this news-sheet by email, simply sign up from here.