Visual Artists Ireland is an all Ireland body for professional visual
It provides services, facilities and resources for artists,
initiates artistic projects and publications and acts as an advocate on
behalf of individual artists. The organisation was established in 1980 and
has a current membership of over 1,400 artists.
VAI is a membership based organisation. By joining Visual Artists
Ireland you become part of a larger representative body supporting and
promoting the rights and status of individual artists. The larger the
membership the greater the mandate the organisation has to represent the
interests of individual artists and the art sector.
There are also more tangible benefits to membership:
*Avail of all Visual Artists Ireland services, facilities and resources.
*Receive the Visual Artists’ News Sheet by post (6 issues per year).
*Receive the journal Printed Project by post (2 issues per year).
*Be included on the Visual Artists Ireland database and receive mail-shots of events and opportunities
*Rent equipment and utilise in-house resources at subsidised rates.
*Receive a membership card, which entitles you to discounts at a wide range of art
material suppliers and service providers.
*A reduction on fees charged for workshops and events *Have your personal website listed on the VAI website.
*Propose artists projects such as symposia, exhibitions, seminars or workshops to the Visual Artists Ireland Board.
More info on membership can be found here: http://www.visualartists.ie/membership.html
More info on our publications here:
The Visual Artists News Sheet:
Visual Artists Ireland also provides a free twice weekly e-bulletin service.
Each bulletin is packed with the latest news and opportunities for artists.
You can sign up for the e-bulletin here: http://www.visualartists.ie/sfr_ebulletin.html
Other services and facilities that VAI offers includes:
Training and Workshops: Each year Visual Artists Ireland runs a programme of
Professional Development Training Workshops for Visual Artists.
Discount Scheme: A large number of art suppliers and service providers offer
discounts for members of Visual Artists Ireland.
Help-Desk: help-desk is an information and advice service for artists.
Equipment & Facilities: For members of the organisation Visual Artists
Ireland offers a range of services, facilities and items for hire at
Insurance: Visual Artists Ireland has teamed up with McCarthy Insurance
Group to develop a comprehensive insurance package for visual artists.
Info-Pool: An online resources for artists that provides info and advice on
all aspects of professional practice
For the full list of services and facilities see:
For info on VAI’s Advocacy, Lobbying, and Representation activities see:
Info on the Artistic Programme can be found here:
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