Open call : CLOSED to submissions
The Gothic Interior. Interior darkness. Darkness exterior. The 2023 festival will be held in the Irish Architectural Archive, built in the 1790's. Soul Noir invites artists from all backgrounds to apply with their work that fits into the theme of gothic inner and outer worlds. We are particularly interested in work that encompasses architectural structural elements or is based within the home - whatever that may be - of the twin self, the shadow and the inner lurking's of the soul. Soul Noir holds no bias towards race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, educational background, disability or socio - economic background and welcomes all artists from all backgrounds to apply. Soul Noir offers, a professional, highly organised festival team, respect for all artists individual artistic visions, marketing and promotion, €100 artist fee, professional documentation, a printed coloured catalogue of festival and all participating artists, no commission on sales and a historic venue. Soul Noir is a non profit, voluntary led organisation designed to support Gothic culture.
To apply please send the following in PDF form only to firstname.lastname@example.org - your name, email, website / social media links, address, title of work, year of production, medium, dimensions, artist statement, link to proposed work or pictures of work, CV and 250 words or less on how your work fits the theme of the festival. If you are submitting a live performance you must also send a video link to the work.
The core festival runs from Samhain October 31st to November 1st.
All applicants will receive their outcomes on July 4th.
Please note: We are looking for works that have already been produced. If you wish to propose work you are currently making, the artist fee remains the same. Soul Noir is not commissioning new works at this time. We can not pay for production or framing of artworks.
Please note: International applicants, you are responsible for posting the work to us.
We do not accept AI made images.
Please note: Soul Noir holds no bias towards race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, educational background, disability or socio - economic background and welcomes all artists from all backgrounds to apply. You do not need previous experience to apply ( “if you are sincere, you have success in your heart.”)
What Soul Noir offers artists:
A professional, highly organised festival team
Respect for all artists individual artistic visions
Marketing and promotion
€100 artist fee
A printed coloured catalogue of festival and all participating artists
No commission on sales