Foundation15 (F15) Arts Festival open call for submissions

logo-transFoundation15 (F15) Arts Festival open call for submissions


10th – 25th of September 2015 in Tullamore Co. Offaly.

Applications are now invited in the following mediums: painting, print, sculpture, installation, photography, video, light, sound, performance, street art and multimedia.

This year the exhibition takes it’s cue from the cult sci-fi television show Quantum Leap (1989-1993). The protagonist Dr. Sam Beckett is a brilliant scientist who, following his quantum experiment in time travel, leaps through space-time, temporarily inhabiting the bodies of other people and altering the events of history.
“Dr Beckett’s space-time travel parallels the investigative nature of an artist’s practice. Artists also travel through time, referencing, appropriating or challenging concepts and aesthetic notions of their predecessors, often interpreting these ideas through a contemporary filter. Beyond this, Quantum Leap’s concern with science, the passage of time, identity, gender and the inhabitance of the ‘other’ has also been a fertile playground for artists.” – Brendan Fox, Curator

This year artists exhibiting in the exhibition have the opportunity to win three prizes, the Foundation15 Critics Choice Award, the Foundation15 People’s Choice Award, and for artists who have graduated since 2013 the Foundation15 Undergraduate Award.

Submissions can be made via the online application form –, up until 11.59pm on Tuesday the 30th of June.

A €10 submission fee will apply and can be paid by PayPal or debit/credit card during the application process.
Supported by Tullamore Community Arts Centre, Offaly County Council and the Arts Council

for further information contact:

Sinéad O’Reilly • Arts Officer
Offaly County Council
057 9357400 •

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