Hunter's Moon Festival Call for Submissions

The talented and lovely Willy and Natalia are organising a music and art festival in Carrick-on-Shannon this October, lots of details here. I am co-curating the art side of things. We will be organising an art trail around town, with a larger space as a festival box-office and gallery. Here is the call-out below for all you arty creative types!

Hunter’s Moon Festival, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim October 28-30th 2011 promises to be a weekend of music, art and film. Performers include Tony Conrad, Blood Stereo, Circulus and Sharron Kraus.

The Festival invites artists from ALL disciplines (large/small outdoor work, sound installations and performance work very welcome) to submit proposals of existing or new work. Selected work will be included in an Art Trail throughout Carrick on Shannon. This art trail will take place in vacant shops and shop fronts in the town, a pop up gallery and The Dock Arts Centre.

Hunter’s Moon is the name for the full moon which falls in October, the light of which helped hunters to track and kill their prey. We are looking for work which reflects this theme – darkness, moonlight, hunting, flesh…The Sinister.

Applicants must be available to deliver and install their work during the week prior to the festival and to collect work on Monday/Tuesday afterwards. Any work sold will be charged a commission of 10%. Artists will be in charge of the transport, installation and deinstallation of their work. There will be a ten Euro fee for artists who are accepted – this will go towards the cost of invigilation but will be waived for any artists willing and able to volunteer time to invigilate.

Applicants must submit proposals by email to: huntersmoonart at
Applications must be accompanied by a short artist’s statement, proposal of intended work/s with photographs where applicable, and examples of recent work – this can be image attachments up to 1KB or links to a website or blog and must be clearly labeled.

Throughout the duration of the festival a craft market will be in operation. There are a limited amount of stalls available to artists/craftspersons to sell their wares from. Interested parties can send their details to the same email.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please let us know if you need anything clarified: huntersmoonart at

Submission deadline: 1st September 2011