artist in residence

Seven Exhibition 2021- Thursday 27 May 

Seven will feature work from both current and former members of the Print studio. The show will celebrate seven years since the opening of the facility in Creative Spark.
Creative Spark Print Studio is a twenty-four-hour access printmaking workshop and visual artists’ resource organisation, committed to providing facilities and opportunities to emerging and established visual artists. The studio aims to provide membership to creative practitioners from Louth and the border areas. Over the past seven years it has enabled a strong community of printmakers to develop and expand their creative practices.
As well as holding regular exhibitions Creative Spark also offers a range workshops from beginner courses to professional development courses for our members and the Public.
This exhibition will be a celebration of the vibrant printmaking community in Co. Louth. It will showcase works from many of our members with a range of printmaking techniques like screen-print, linocut, mono-print, woodcut and more. The exhibition will be displayed throughout the town centre in shop windows.

For further information on our Print Studio click here 
Local Enterprise Office

Marketing for Small Businesses - Tuesday 11 May

This online workshop will help small business to clarify their unique selling point, identify their target markets and to communicate effectively. This course costs €10 and is delivered by Boyne Communications., for more information click here

Twitter for Businesses - Thursday 13 May 

This course is ideal for those who wish to understand Twitter and the practical applications to their business. This course is delivered by Aura Internet and costs €10. For further information on course content, click here! 
Dundalk Skilnet
Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy

Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy - Tuesday 11 May

Run over 6 half-day sessions this programme will support you in developing a digital marketing strategy incorporating Customer Segmentation, Funnels, Google / SEO, Social Media and content creation utilising digital video and images.

Fore more information on this course and cost breakdown, click here
Excel Level 1

Excel Level 1 - Thursday 20 May

The purpose of this course is the teach delegates the essential features of Excel. Accessing worksheets, entering data, core functions Referencing cells, formatting worksheets, headers & footers and printing are all covered. Extensive hands-on classroom training is provided throughout.

For further information on this course click here

What Financial Supports are Available?

Create Louth Grant Scheme

Create Louth Arts Grant - Deadline Thursday 6 May 

There are a number of funding opportunities available for individuals and organisations involved in the arts. The closing date for applications is the 6th of May so make sure you get your application in on time! 

For further information on this grant, click here
Enterprise ireland

Sustaining Enterprise Fund - Deadline Wednesday 12 May 

The purpose of this fund is to enable Irish-owned retailers to enhance their digital capability and to develop a more competitive online offer, that will enable an increase in their customer base and build a more resilient business in the domestic and global marketplace both online and offline.

Application deadline is on the 12th of May

For further information, click here

What Other Events are Happening?

Design your Life

Design Your Life - A Career in Design 

IDI have worked with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland to produce a series of videos to promote design as a viable career path. Launched at the Career Guidance Counsellor's Conference on April 17th, the 'Design Your Life' videos follow 5 designers through their education and decision-making process to where they are working in industry today.

For further information click here

Little Inklings Art Interactions at Craobh Rua - Tuesday 18 May - Saturday 22 June

Working with toddlers and their mothers, artists Susan Farrelly, Caoimhe O’Dwyer, Una Curley and Jennifer Slater will facilitate a multidisciplinary early years arts experience through the creation of a temporary outdoor sculpture garden. This playful installation will allow opportunities for co-constructed play, music, art and mark-making experiences for all participants.

For further information click here

What About the Arts?

An Post Saorstát Éireann Stamp Commission

The An Post Saorstát Éireann Stamp Commission supported by Business to Arts is a new open call to artists and an associated stamp commission.

Artists are invited to submit details of original artworks that are available for purchase, commemorate the centenary of the Irish Free State / Saorstát Éireann in December 2022 and can be presented clearly on a stamp. Deadline: 5pm, June 16th.

Find out more here
Benchspace Residency

Benchspace Designer in Residence - Deadline Wednesday 5 May

Benchspace invites applications from established and emerging creative professionals and artists, working in all materials including wood. The current Designer in Residence Programme combines workshops and public talks, collaborative creative work and mentoring, of which the delivery is adaptable in light of social restrictions.

Applications Close on the 5th May 

For further information on this residency, click here
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