Competitions & Contests

Europe in the Heart of Ireland

Entry Dates 2024-07-27T23:59:00+00:00 - 2024-03-25T10:00:00+00:00 4 Days Left


Europe in the Heart of Ireland  

Open Submission & Open Themed Exhibition

European Parliament Liaison Office | Hamilton Gallery 

Hamilton Gallery in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland cordially invites submissions for Europe in the Heart of Ireland. This Open Call Exhibition will launch the Europa Gallery exhibition space at new European Parliament Liaison Office & European Commission Representation in Ireland in Chatham Street Dublin.
It is intended the exhibition will provide an insightful demonstration of artistic voices, techniques and preoccupations as they arise across Ireland at the time of the Europa Gallery opening. Accordingly theme / subject matter for submitted works is at the discretion of the artist.
Europe in the Heart of Ireland will take place at The Europa Experience Visitor Centre in October and November. It will subsequently be shown at Hamilton Gallery Sligo. It is possible the exhibition will be shown as part of the Europe House cultural programme in other national and international venues TBC.

About Europa House 
This autumn, a new Europa House will open in Chatham Street, just off Grafton Street in the heart of Dublin.
Home to both the European Parliament's and European Commission's offices in Ireland, the building will house a Europa Experience which will become one of the top-level tourist and cultural experiences in Dublin, for visitors to the city and residents alike.
Europa Experiences can be found in capital cities across the European Union, allowing you to explore how Europeans work together to tackle our most important challenges. Using cutting-edge multimedia tools, visitors can learn how the EU works, how it affects our daily lives, and how we all can make a difference.
Part of the cultural offer of this new attraction will be a Europa Gallery displaying work by European artists.
The opening exhibition will be titled 'Europe in the Heart of Ireland' and 100 hundred artists living in Ireland will be selected, via this open call, to produce a work for the exhibition.
The exhibition will be curated by Hamilton Gallery, based in Sligo.

Submission Process Tutorial

Submissions for Europe in the Heart of Ireland  must be made via this website. Please see the new user tutorial below for instructions on how to submit your art work.

Please note:

As an EU Cultural Initiative participants should be resident in Ireland  
Art works must be unframed and strictly adhere to the dimensions 30cm X 30cm X 2cm depth.  
Submissions for Europe in the Heart of Ireland are free of chargeSubmission portal closes 27th July 11.59pm. No submissions can be accepted after this time.
Once you have watched the video please see our General Guidelines (below) and also our Terms and Conditions page before submission.

You will be able to use your registration to participate in many other on-line submission calls 

General Guidelines

This open submission is open to artists resident in Ireland.
Each artist may submit up to two artworks which have not been previously exhibited and which have been created specifically for the exhibition Europe in the Heart of Ireland.The exhibition is OPEN THEMED at the  discretion of the artist. 
Please note there is a strict unframed size to be adhered to of 30cm square x 2cm deep. Under or oversized artworks will not be considered for selection. If an art work, once selected  turns out to be undersized or oversized it will not be included in the final exhibition. Submitted Works must be unframed on canvas or board and ready to hang without cord attached, without clip frames or glass. Exposed or wet canvases or works that could cause damage to others will not be accepted. Fragile or delicate work that arrives damaged or unfit for exhibition due to any materials defect will be automatically deemed ineligible for exhibition. 
Submission Procedure.

Submissions can only be made via this website. 
Entries will only be selected from digital applications made here.
We cannot accept submissions made directly or submitted through other digital methods, eg email.
All updates and communications relating to submissions will be made only through this application portal. 
Artists are advised to check their user accounts on this website for decisions relating to their submissions
Please upload one j-peg image for each artwork submitted. J-pegs must be high quality resolution and must be clearly labelled with the title of the piece,
You must NOT include the name of the artist in the title of your image uploads in order to facilitate the anonymous selection process.

Selection / Adjudication

The selection of work for Europe in the Heart of Ireland will be undertaken by a panel of selectors nominated by Hamilton Gallery.
Artworks will be presented anonymously and adjudicated solely on merit.
The decision of the selectors will be binding and final.
No correspondence or feedback from the selectors or Hamilton Gallery will be entered into under any circumstances. 
As lobbying, informing or any discussion of submissions with the selectors will compromise the anonymous nature of the submission process any such conversations will result in the disqualification of that artists submission.

We will notify selected artists of dates for delivery of work. If your work is selected, you will be asked to download and print application labels, one to be attached on the back of the artwork.
Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. All works accepted for the exhibition will be transported entirely at the artists risk and organisers and the gallery will not accept liability for loss or damage occurring during travel to the exhibition.
Delivery of selected works to the gallery is the artist’s responsibility.
Hamilton Gallery will take every precaution to ensure the safety of artist’s work. However, the gallery cannot be held responsible for damage due to loss or theft of any workselected for exhibition.
The exhibition will be shown in Europa Gallery, Dublin 2 during October and November 2024 and then tour to Hamilton Gallery Sligo. It is likely there will be additional exhibition dates in Ireland or abroad. By participating artists agree their work cannot be removed from the exhibition until the end of the exhibition tour. Art works for the exhibition will available for sale through Hamilton Gallery. See terms and conditions page for further details. 
Art works can only be sold by direct contact with Hamilton Gallery or via the Hamilton Gallery Website. As it is an EU Cultural Institution, artists are advised that artworks CANNOT be sold directly through the Europa Experience Visitor Centre in Dublin.  European Parliament's and European Commission's offices in Ireland will not receive any commission / fees or any other financial benefits from the sale of art works from the exhibition. 
We reserve the right to use provided images or to photograph work for publicity purposes, in all media including TV, print, websites, social media and any other promotional method.You are required to agree to our Terms and Conditions when submitting.