Co~Director Call Out

Deadline: 5pm, 27 May 2019

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Basic Space seek two new Co-Directors to join the team.

About Basic Space:

Basic Space is an independent art organisation based in Dublin. Basic Space operates a programme of residencies, exhibitions, and talks in collaboration with external art organisations, institutions, and practitioners. Our mission is to generate space and opportunities for emerging artists and arts practitioners in Ireland. Our aim is to develop and broaden our network in Ireland and internationally.

The roles:

We are seeking two new Co-Directors, each with a particular focus and responsibility, to join Basic Space in the development and facilitation of our 2019 - 2020 programme.

Role 1: Co-Director, Education


  1. Running our monthly Basic Talks programme at the Hugh Lane Gallery which takes place on the 2nd Friday of the month

  2. Seeking out opportunities for, and running, our Annual BS/AR (Basic Space Artist Residency)


Role 2: Co-Director, Fundraising


  1. Seeking out funding opportunities

  2. Carrying out and overseeing funding applications

  3. Researching and carrying out fundraising campaigns


Other Co-Director responsibilities:

  • General management, development and administration of the organisation in consultation with Basic Space Co-Directors

  • Supporting the Co-Directors in all areas of the organisation including programming, education, fundraising, archiving and more

  • Developing relationships and partnerships with external organisations and practitioners

  • Social Media

  • Maintaining the Basic Space Nival archive

  • Other duties and opportunities as they arise


We seek Co-Directors who are motivated, team players, able to work on their own initiative, and dedicated to the arts and creating opportunities for artists and arts practitioners.  The desirable candidate will have prior experience in arts management and running creative projects, and should have a background as an artist, curator, project manager, or have a desire to move into this area of work.


Co-Director commitments:

(Please apply only if you can commit to the following)

  • Voluntary position

  • Minimum commitment of 1 year

  • 5 - 10 hours work per week with flexibility

  • Co-Director meetings on a tri-weekly basis in Temple Bar on Monday evenings from 6 - 7pm (Wednesdays when falling on a Bank Holiday)

To apply please download the application form here, complete, and email, along with your CV, to by 5pm on Monday 27th of May 2019. Please reference: Co-Director App 2019 in the email subject.

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