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Calling All Emerging Artists

What is your Notion of a Nation? What form would you choose to express yourself to millions of people around the world? These questions are exactly what the TEDxFulbrightDublin will explore with an emerging, local artist.

What is the TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018 Artist Programme?

TEDxFulbrightDublin will supplement the costs of time and materials for an emerging local artist to create two visual art installations that will be displayed at the TEDxFulbrightDublin event at the Tivoli Theatre Dublin on 9 September, but will remain the artist’s property.

The pieces will be installed in the Marquee area of the venue where the c.500 person audience will engage and interact, as well as on the TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018 stage. Stage installations will be showcased on TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018 videos after the event, talks from our previous events have been selected as TEDx editors pick of the week, and promoted to the TED.com site receiving over 1.2 million views.

Applying for the TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018 Artist Programme

The application process is now open with a deadline of 30 July 2018. The theme of the event is Notion of a Nation. All types of visual art will be considered and there is a great deal of flexibility in the interpretation of the theme, and how the piece comes together.

While the exposure provided by participation is valuable to the selected artist, the program is so much more than that. Offering an experience to work with the TEDxFulbrightDublin curator from application through creation and display, this is a unique and truly valuable experience for an emerging artist.


Are you based locally? Do you seek innovative ways to engage with community? Do you have a passion for the avant-garde and exploration of ideas?

TEDxFulbrightDublin invites all local artists from a visual art medium to apply for our Artist Programme for our event.

This call is open to emerging artists who are training, have completed their training OR have demonstrated a body of work in their chosen field. The artist will be required to create two installations at the TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018. The content for the two installations can differ or be similar, as long as they are adaptable to the relevant spaces.

Applications will be reviewed and selected artists will be provided with further information in regards to the event on selection.




Select artists will be contacted for further information.


Artist shall maintain ownership of creation at all times. TEDxFulbrightDublin retains the right to exhibit or present the creation at no fee during the TEDxFulbrightDublin 2018 event including photography or videography showing the art.


To be eligible artist must have had training in their chosen field OR demonstrate a proven track record of creation in their field. All applicants must be aged over 18.

If you have used your installation idea for any other event in the past, please include details.

Artists working in the following disciples are invited to apply:

Visual arts
Art photography
Video and media art
Interactive Arts

**TEDxFulbrightDublin welcomes great diversity in applicant’s background, projects, goals and discipline.

Applications are open to individuals or teams. Groups should assign a primary contact that will be responsible for the communications for the group, check-ins and final reporting. A single award of up to €1000 will be paid for the project regardless of the number of artists involved in the project.

Only one application per artist or team is required.



To apply you must email ALL of the below to emma.loughney@fulbright.ie by 5pm, 1 August 2018: