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Open Call Student Forum 2023-2024

Open Call

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is delighted to announce an open call for applications from third-level students and recent graduates to the sixth round of the gallery’s Student Forum. Open to undergraduates and postgraduates from all fields of study, and across all institutions, the Student Forum will meet monthly throughout the year from January to December 2024. We will provide an opportunity for professional development through practical training with expert mentorship. We are looking for people who are excited by the Gallery, its legacy and its current standing in the presentation of Irish and international visual art, and who are eager to learn about the production, mediation and exhibition of contemporary art.

About the Student Forum

The Student Forum is a group of students and recent graduates who engage with The Douglas Hyde and its programming in different ways over a period of twelve months. These engagements include leading the Open Forum project, participating in reading and discussion groups, and group trips to exhibitions and events. Through these engagements, Student Forum members bring their own research and artistic practices into reflections on the artworks they see, as well as into an ongoing interrogation of the purpose and possibilities of contemporary art and the gallery space.

About The Douglas Hyde

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is a space to see and learn about contemporary art. We support global and local artists to make new work and present exhibitions, always placing the artist at the centre of what we do. We believe that art plays a central role in shaping the world we live in and that galleries are an essential public space in a progressive society. As a space, we value excellence, enquiry, experimentation and diversity. We know that art extends our understanding of ourselves and gives us new ways of thinking and of seeing the world.

How to Apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please complete the below application form including a concise statement detailing your interest in The Douglas Hyde’s programming and in the Student Forum.

Application Deadline

28 October 2023

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