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URGENCIES (2023) is the third instalment of a biennial group exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry, which will take place from 21 January–18 March 2021. This exhibition is selected from an open call, seeking to take the temperature of what artists working today consider to be urgent, with each instalment charting shifting concerns and generations of artists over time.

This call seeks artists in the earlier stages of their careers based in Northern Ireland or with a connection to the region, who address urgencies through their work, to apply. The artworks will be selected by CCA’s Director, Catherine Hemelryk and artist Joy Gerrard. Applications can consist of existing work or proposals for unrealised work.

Each selected artist will receive an exhibition fee, transport and in the case of unrealised works, a modest production budget. CCA will support artists curatorially and help connect artists looking to work with community groups at CCA or offsite.

Applications should demonstrate how the work is urgent and relates to CCA in this location in Derry~Londonderry at this time in history. Consider including information on the presentation of the work, equipment supplied or required and - for unrealised works, performances and pieces working with communities - include practical considerations and outline costs.

Due to the expected high number of applicants, CCA unfortunately cannot offer feedback on any unsuccessful applications.

To apply please complete the application form*, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and email it with a current CV to info@ccadld.org using the subject heading URGENCIES (2023) APPLICATION + YOUR NAME by 1 October 2022, midnight, or by post to:

Mel Bradley
Office Manager
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG
Northern Ireland

Application Form Word doc | PDF

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Word doc | PDF

* Artists with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce barriers in making your application.

URGENCIES (2021)

Artists: Martin Boyle, Bryony Dunne, Brian Farrell, Edy Fung, Kathryn Graham, Michael Hanna, Patrick Hickey, Siobhán Kelly, Lucie McLaughlin, Christopher Steenson, Frank Wasser. Selectors: Locky Morris & Catherine Hemelryk

URGENCIES (2019)

Artists: Bronagh Gallagher, Denise McShannon, Doireann Ní Ghrioghair, Hamish MacPherson, Laura O’Connor, Michelle Hall, Myriad Carten, Niamh McConaghy, Paddy McKeown and Soft Fiction Projects (Alessia Cargnelli and Emily McFarland). Selectors: Willie Doherty & Catherine Hemelryk


CCA Research Associates: Call for Researchers

CCA Derry~Londonderry is the leading art space dedicated to supporting emerging visual artists from Northern Ireland and their international peers. CCA is located within the historic city walls of Derry~Londonderry, the second city of Northern Ireland which sits on the border with the Republic of Ireland. CCA is artist-centred with recent projects featuring Grace McMurray, Alberta Whittle, Edy Fung, Mark Buckeridge, Julieta Aranda, Janie Doherty, Locky Morris and many more. CCA is a member of the Plus Tate Network.

Research threads through many areas of CCA’s activity. CCA supports research-based practice in various forms: from academic inquiry and critical discourse to the interests, enthusiasms and urgencies of diverse constituents.

CCA Research Associates

This programme began in 2020 designed to support research-based practice. CCA supports its Research Associates by providing access to our archives and networks, with the potential to develop longer-term projects with CCA. Each Associate's tenure takes different forms of support bespoke to the individual; previous Associates have become part of CCA's Exhibition and Public programmes, published audio works, used CCA as a referee, application and career guidance, critical feedback and more. Research Associates are profiled on CCA's website and their work is featured across our channels. The cohorts will present their practice at CCA in a public sharing event, bringing new audiences to their work as well as providing the opportunity to meet with the other Associates in person.

This call is for the fourth cohort of around 5 Research Associates (with at least 2/5 from NI) for a two-year tenure.

As a Research Associate, you will:

- feature on the CCA Research web page with links to your research
- be invited to join quarterly or bi-monthly group/individual online sessions covering one-to-one professional development, group peer critique, work in progress sessions
- have an opportunity to present your practice to CCA audiences online and in CCA
- access CCA networks and archives
- have use of CCA Workshop/Library/Project Space
- CCA will support Research Associates to secure funding for travel/accommodation to join a public Associates Meetup at CCA
- have CCA and the cohort as a critical friend and potential testing ground for outputs and impacts beyond academia

CCA is welcoming applications from artists with research-based practices, PhD candidates and other researchers based anywhere in the world with areas of interest that have a relevance to our region or programmes, however, we remain open to other applications.

To apply please email a covering letter, current CV, website/links, up to 5 images and/or texts and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with the subject heading 2022 RESEARCH ASSOCIATES by 1 October 2022 to info@ccadld.org

Artists with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.

If you are interested in learning more about access riders, click here.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Word doc | PDF

2022:
Bojana Janković

Vishal Kumaraswamy

Lucie McLaughlin
Eimear Walshe
Evelyn Wh-ell

2021:
Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell
Chinasa Vivian Ezugha
Marie-Andrée Pellerin
Ben Weir
Frances Whorrall-Campbell

2020:
Renèe Helèna Browne
Alessia Cargnelli
Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh

Borbála Soós
Katharina Stadler

Call for Casual Duty Managers

CCA is seeking individuals to join the team as Casual Duty Managers (DMs). These ad hoc DMs are trained to open and manage the CCA building, creating a safe and welcoming environment for all visitors to CCA. Casual DMs are called upon to open CCA either during our regular hours, during staff absence (such as annual leave or sickness), for specific events or for private hire events, which may involve evening or weekend hours. DMs act as the front of house and representative of CCA and so a polite, professional and friendly demeanour is essential to the role as well as experience of keyholding, operations, health and safety and ability to talk about contemporary art.

SALARY: £10 per hour

DURATION OF POST: Permanent, subject to successful completion of a six-month probationary period

PLACE OF WORK: CCA Derry~Londonderry, 10–12 Artillery Street, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG. Offsite on occasion.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director, Head of Public Programmes

HOW TO APPLY: Complete application form and send with CV and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to info@ccadld.org - mark the subject as CASUAL DUTY MANAGER APPLICATION or by post to:

Mel Bradley
Office Manager
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6TG

DEADLINE: 10 October 2022, Interviews will be held in the following month.

Application Form Word doc | PDF
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Word doc | PDF


Applicants with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.

If you are interested in learning more about access riders, click here.

Purpose of post:

  • Keyholding locking and unlocking CCA premises
  • Acting as front of house, first point of contact for the public and hirers; responding to enquiries and requests in appropriate, professional manner
  • Invigilate artwork; protecting fragile work from harm or theft, condition reporting
  • Cleaning when necessary
  • Undertaking visitor surveys as required
  • Collating visitor information for reporting
  • Assisting with exhibition installation and deinstallation if required
  • Handling cash through donations and sales, cashing up and accounting
  • Assisting with the safety of staff and visitors in the gallery
  • Managing public events
  • Communicating the ideas behind artworks and events clearly to a wide range of visiting public.

Person Specification

  • Experience of working with the public
  • Experience of working with exhibitions
  • Building management
  • Keyholding experience
  • Lone working experience
  • Experience of working in the third sector, community and voluntary organisations
  • Excellent communicator
  • Arts education - informal or formal, BA or MA in arts desirable
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Self-reliant team player, problem solving
  • Close attention to detail and professionalism
  • Positive approach and demeanour, patient and calm under pressure
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Additional spoken languages desirable
  • Emergency first aid experience desirable

CCA Derry~Londonderry are seeking to invite new members to join its Board of Directors.

Board membership requires a commitment to regular board meetings, participation in sub-committees when necessary and occasional representation on behalf of the gallery, if required. Attendance at gallery events is encouraged. CCA board membership is both challenging and rewarding. Board members contribute their own specialist skills to ensure good governance, strategic development and the financial sustainability of CCA. They also have the opportunity to gain new skills and enjoy the privilege of being part of an exciting, innovative contemporary art gallery in the process.

CCA has a strong international profile and a mission to support emerging artists from our region. In 2021, the gallery was shortlisted for Art Fund's Museum of the Year prize; the largest prize of its kind in the world. Part of our mission is to engage with local and international audiences so they can experience inspirational contemporary art events. CCA operates through five programme streams: research and production, exhibition-making, Public Programmes, publishing, and residencies.

CCA is inviting candidates with an interest in contemporary art practice. The Board is made up of artists, arts professionals and those with expertise in business, law, accountancy, financial management, events management, and fundraising. Board members require good interpersonal and communication skills to assist in the smooth running of the board and to act as advocates for CCA.

CCA are currently seeking new Board members with skills in business, capital development, property law, fundraising, education, accountancy and financial management to complement the existing skills set of the current Board members. CCA is a not-for-profit organisation and the role of Director on the Board is voluntary.

Expressions of interest outlining relevant interests, professional affiliations, other Board memberships and skills should be sent to Jaci Wilde, Chair of the Board, together with a current CV and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to info@ccadld.org.

Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form:

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CCA has an shop (online and in the gallery) stocking our range of artists’ editions, publications, posters and more. We are planning to expand our selection to include limited runs of guest publications from Northern Ireland and beyond. By featuring new and diverse work in CCA’s shop, we will be able to bring our audiences’ attention to spectacular work using the book format by artists and others.

Before you can send your guest publication to us, please complete this form so that we can review it before we grant permission. We’ll be in contact with you once we have the information gathered by the form.

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

Artists with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.

CCA is looking for graphic designers and artists working with design and layouts to call upon for various upcoming projects.

If you are a graphic designer or artist and would like to show us your portfolio, please email your CV, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, and a one page covering letter listing your skills, competencies, and achievements and names and contact details of two referees to info@ccadld.org with the subject heading 'GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ARTIST APPLICATION' or by post to:

Mel Bradley, Office Manager
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

Designers with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.

Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form:

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CCA is looking for ad hoc volunteers to get involved with various areas of CCA’s work including exhibition installation and research. Ad hoc volunteers are sometimes a one-off extra pair of hands for an event or a few days or weeks, depending on the needs of the project and the circumstances of the volunteer. Keep an eye on our website for information on how to apply in the coming months, if you are interested in getting involved longer-term.

As a volunteer you will receive instruction and guidance from CCA staff and will be trained to museum standards in whatever the task requires. We are looking for keen individuals with a passion for contemporary art and willingness to get involved; a desire to learn; professionalism; approachability and a positive attitude; a polite and patient demeanour; and good communication skills with a broad range of people from the general public to arts specialists.

If you would like to become an ad hoc volunteer, please send this form, your CV, and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to info@ccadld.org with the subject heading 'CCA AD HOC VOLUNTEER APPLICATION' or by post to:

Mel Bradley, Office Manager
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

Volunteers with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.

Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form:

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Word doc

We are looking to increase our roster of artists to lead inspirational workshops to explore ideas in creative ways as part of our Public Programmes. We run artist-led workshops for local schools and more, introducing ideas and creative practices to a wide range of constituents.

If you are an artist based in Northern Ireland and would like to join our roster, please email your CV, the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and a one page covering letter listing your skills, competencies, and achievements, and the names and contact details of two referees to info@ccadld.org with the subject heading 'ARTIST EDUCATOR APPLICATION' or by post to:

Mel Bradley, Office Manager
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

Artists with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.

Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form:

PDF
Word doc