Opportunities

CALLING ALL PERFORMERS

Want to be part of a community theatre event this summer?

At 2pm on Jan 22nd 2016, the supermarket at Market Place closed its doors for the last time... until now. Clonmel Junction Festival invites the people of the town, along with award winning theatre company Asylum Productions, to join us in a theatrical reimagining of the former Market Place supermarket.

Next Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of May from 2pm to 5pm, at the old Market Place Supermarket, Asylum Productions will hold an open casting session for actors 16 years and over, interested in being involved. No experience necessary – just availability for some weekend and evening rehearsals for the month of June, and the duration of the run, and an openness to having the craic.

“We're also looking for stories from townspeople, relating to the store”, says local writer and theatre maker Aideen Wylde. Even if you don't want to perform, come along and share your memories with us.” The store operated from the mid-90s as Superquinn, later changing hands to SuperValu before closing its doors in 2016.

With a cast of both professional and citizen performers, Everything Must Go! will be a comic critique of consumerism, and an immersive experience that finds inspiration in the abandoned. 'Come on down’ and witness the revival of the greatest collective experience of the 20th Century; shopping! The show, Everything Must Go!, will run from 1st to the 9th of July.

JOIN THE BOARD

Looking for expressions of interest from new Board members to assist in developing and supporting the Arts in Clonmel

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival is seeking new Board of Director members. We are interested in people with experience in one or any of the following:development and fundraising, financial management, and sustainability.

We are looking for people with an interest in the town of Clonmel and a firm belief in the importance of artists, creatives, and the arts to society, a commitment to our Mission, Vision, Values, and Purpose as outlined in ourArtistic Statement and a willingness to volunteer your time to serve on ourBoard of Directors and various sub-committees.

The Board meet via Zoom, with an in-person AGM, so a presence in Clonmel is not necessary, although it would be useful to understand the context of an arts organisation in a regional context.

The Arts Council of Ireland have information here as a practical guide for Board members of arts organisations.

One or more of the following are essential to us an organisation:

• An understanding of the funded arts sector and environment in theRepublic of Ireland

• Experience of development and fundraising for charity

• A good knowledge of governance as it applies to charities

We are committed to the values of access, diversity, inclusion, and equality, and welcome expressions of interest from people of diverse backgrounds.

If you feel that you have the experience and commitment that we are seeking, please write, outlining your experience and reasons for interest, toThe Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Clonmel Junction Arts Festival,36Parnell Street, Clonmel, E91 H6H9 - please mark your envelope 'Board of DirectorApplication.'

Otherwise, please attach a letter outlining your experience and expression of interest to board@junctionfestival.com - please write ‘Board of Director Expression of Interest’ in the subject line.

 

 

Open Call 2022 CTA: Calling all Writers! Have Your Writing Featured at Clonmel Junction Arts Festival.

Our 2022 Open Call invites writers to choose an artefact from the Tipperary Museum of Hidden History to spark a story, a poem, or a monologue.

The theme for Clonmel Junction Arts Festival 2022 is Hidden Histories. Our 2022 Open Call invites writers to choose an artefact from the Tipperary Museum of Hidden History to spark a story, a poem,or a monologue. We’ll be inviting a selection of writers to read their piece at a special ‘Hidden Histories’ event at our new festival venue, Clonmel Junction Dome, on Saturday 9th July.

Terms and conditions:

The form can be a poem, a monologue or a short story (max. 2,000 words). The entry must be a new piece of writing, composed in response to this Open Call. The entry must be related to an artefact on display in the Tipperary Museum of Hidden History in Clonmel. The application process asks you to send a photo of the artefact from the collection that you are basing your piece on, and we would ask you to visit the museum in person to select your piece. Writers selected to read their pieces during Clonmel Junction Arts Festival must be available on Saturday 9th July.

All writers chosen will be given a stipend of €75 for their time. Neither the festival nor the museum will be responsible for any costs incurred in writing or performing the piece, including transport and accommodation. The ‘Hidden Histories’ event may be recorded for digital distribution, for archive and for marketing purposes. The submissions will be selected by an external assessment panel.

For questions in relation to writing, please contact Clonmel Junction Arts Festival at projects@junctionfestival.com. For questions in relation to museum artefacts, please contact Tipperary Museum of Hidden History on museum@tipperarycoco.ie


Deadline for submission is 4pm on Monday 23rd May 2022 to
projects@junctionfestival.com Submission form here

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