Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich – Established Artists – Open Call Exhibition Programme 2023 – closing 14 May

The Gerard Dillon Gallery in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast seeks submissions from ESTABLISHED PROFESSIONAL artists for wall-based artwork for either solo or group exhibitions for our 2023 programme.

Proposals exploring themes: Climate, Sustainability and Responsibility

Interested artists should submit ONE SINGLE PDF document containing ALL the following information in this order:

  1. 6 images of recent work – with dimensions, medium and titles
  2. Cover letter with artist contact details
  3. CV/History of artistic practice – no more than 2 A4 pages
  4. Exhibition proposal – 500 words max
  5. Biography – 150 words max

Please do not attach any other supporting material with your application, as it will not be taken into consideration.

Submissions for the Gerard Dillon Gallery should be emailed to with the subject line ‘Exhibition Programme Dillon Gallery ’

Only emailed submissions will be accepted. Submissions with missing information or in the incorrect format will be deemed ineligible.

Eligible submissions will be assessed anonymously on the images submitted in the first instance by An Chultúrlann’s Visual Arts panel – Dr. Aisling O’Beirn, Andrew Whitson, Seán Mackel and Emma Berkery.

Artists interested in applying should visit for further information on the eligibility criteria, the assessment process and the gallery floor plan.

Successful artists will be paid a fee of £500 and there is a 30% gallery commission charged on sold artwork.

Cultúrlann Mc Adam Ó Fiaich is an Irish language, arts and cultural centre located at the heart of West Belfast.

Please Note: You will receive an email of acknowledgement once submission has been received.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are unfortunately not in a position to offer feedback.

More information:

Application deadline: 5.00pm on 14th May 2022

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