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Announcing ART WORKS, the Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow, Annual Open Submission and Art Award.



Artists are invited to submit their work in any medium for selection. The 2017 exhibition will be presented entirely in VISUAL Carlow from 7 June – 3 September.  All artists will receive an artists fee.

There will be two awards for outstanding work presented:

The ART WORKS Hotron Award of €3000 will be presented for the most outstanding work in any medium.

The Éigse Hotron Award of €1000 will be presented for work by a recent graduate (2015/2016/2017) selected for the most outstanding work in any medium.



  • Submission deadline 10 March 2017 @ 5 pm
  • All work submitted must have been completed between 2015 and 2017.
  • Submitted work must be available for sale.
  • Film-based work may be submitted as part of the online process (YouTube or Vimeo link).

Work is accepted for exhibition on merit. Copyright of all work is the property of the artist. Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL, Carlow reserves the right to photograph work for publicity purposes.



Eoin Dara, Curator, The Mac Belfast, Emma Lucy O’Brien, Senior Curator VISUAL Carlow.


Up to five pieces can be submitted per online application and each submission is €10 per piece to a maximum of €50

There is space on the online application to provide a direct link to your work/submission piece (Dropbox, YouTube etc).
Click the link below to fill in the online form

ART WORKS 2017 online application


Number of Submissions
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