ArtTrail Festival 2009 'Rediscovering Locality'

ArtTrail invites artists of all disciplines, individuals or groups, curators, organisations, and venues, to propose projects, performances, events, walks and more for this year's ArtTrail festival - responding to the theme 'Rediscovering Locality'. Running over ten days, the festival will follow two main strands – Exhibitions and Open Studios – with a series of Tours and Talks weaving between them.

Following from ArtTrail's use of the Docklands in 2008, we aim to focus events in the upper Docklands and City Centre, but are not restricting proposals to this area.
Locations and venues can be used or disused premises, public or private, indoors or outdoors. At least one space will be a large warehouse-type building on the quays.
Seperate proposals may be sited in the same venue if suitable.

This year, the ArtTrail Open Studios is expanding to include group and individual studios in Cork County as well as City. Participating studios are asked to organise at least one public event in their space during the week, and to be open for at least three days. You can apply to be included in this through a seperate form, available by emailing us (and available soon from )

Art Trail is looking for submissions in programming Dérives, a series of weekday lunchtime walks in Cork. These walks will investigate the city from a range of artistic, historical and psycho-geographical perspectives, re-examining the urban environment through subjective experiences, narrative explorations and conceptual approaches. Walks can include other sites and venues used in the festival and should last approximately 30 minutes. Applicants should include a brief text on their proposal and, where applicable, a draft map or itinerary of the proposed route.

A number of talks by participating artists and invited guests will take place during the festival, and may be incorporated in the above strands. We also welcome suggestions for speakers and/or topics.

Deadline: 5pm Fri 4 Sep 2009
ArtTrail Festival 2009 'Rediscovering Locality'

What: ArtTrail Festival 2009 'Rediscovering Locality'
When: ArtTrail takes place Fri 13-Sun 22 Nov 2009
Further Details:
- Visit the ArtTrail website
Deadline: 5pm Fri 4 Sep 2009