Feature Article
Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter
News this month
Festival and Events Adviser to the Arts Council: Request for Tender
ilDÁNA 2021 / 2022
Exhibitions showcasing the Arts Council Collection taking place this Summer 2021
Grants and Awards
Agility Award 2021, Round 2
Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 1
Creative Schools
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 2021
Creative Europe Desk
i-Portunus Houses Briefing Event
Creative Europe 2021 – 2027: Spotlight on Cultural Heritage
Creative Europe Focus on Architecture
News from the community
Wexford Festival Opera seeks Executive Director
Artistic Director/ CEO Carlow Arts Festival
Irish Aerial Creation Centre seeks Managing Director
Artistic Director/ CEO Carlow Arts Festival

Full time role

Salary €50-55k

Deadline for applications: 16 June 2021


Carlow Arts Festival is looking for an ambitious, inspirational and visionary individual to be our next Artistic Director/CEO. Carlow Arts Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival which takes place in Carlow, Ireland every June.  

We are looking for an imaginative cultural leader, who believes in the role of transformative art, diverse perspectives and inclusion, and can seek out virtuosic artists - in Ireland and internationally - who resonate, inspire and can collaborate with the Carlow community. You will be equally at home in coupling audacious artistic vision with strong organisational and entrepreneurial skills. 

Over the past five years the festival has seen a period of growth and consolidation, creating a strong and sustainable position for the festival, including in unexpected times.

We are looking for someone who will build on everything achieved to date, whilst also developing their own distinctive vision and the position for CAF locally, nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record of leadership that mobilises small teams, local people and other vital stakeholders behind the vision at the heart of CAF: that exceptional artistic experiences are for everyone. 

The job pack can be found at https://carlowartsfestival.com/recruitment/ or you can contact CAF’s recruitment advisor Naomi Russell naomi@birdbybirdprojects.com + 31 651 61 60 46

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 12.00pm (noon). Two rounds of interviews will be held with the first interviews taking place on Thursday 24 June 2021. We would like the successful candidate to be ready to begin work  in  August 2021.