One to One Mentoring Programme for Fingal Visual Artists

Fingal County Council Arts Office invites expressions of interest from visual artists based in Fingal for free individual mentoring sessions with Eamonn Maxwell, Curator, Mentor and Advisor.

These sessions are for early, mid or late career artists interested in professional/career development and will cover a range of topics from selling your work, promoting your work online, approaching galleries to improving networking.

The sessions are for one and half hours and will be delivered via Zoom between February and November. Artists can avail of three sessions, the frequency of which will be agreed with the mentor at the first session and a specific mentoring plan implemented.

Applicants are asked to outline, in three bullet points, what help, support or advice they like to get from the mentoring sessions or what areas they would like to improve.

Please submit your expression of interest, including your website or Instagram address to

Closing date for expressions of interest: Monday 15th February 2021

Places are limited to 20 visual artists.

Eamonn Maxwell

Eamonn Maxwell has worked as a curator and advisor in the visual arts for over 20 years. He has curated numerous exhibitions across the world including the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011. From 2009 – 2016 he was Director of Lismore Castle Arts, where he programmed significant exhibitions by leading international and Irish artists. He has been a passionate advocate for emerging artists, establishing the Emerging Artists Programme during his tenure as University Curator, University of the Arts London and he continues to mentor artists.

Latterly he has worked as collection adviser to Arts Council of Ireland, Goldsmiths College London and private collectors. He has served as a board member, and sub-committees, for many not-for-profit cultural organisations.

He has been a visiting lecturer at Crawford College of Art and Design, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, Ulster University and University College Dublin. He holds a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts from Camberwell College of Arts, London and a MA in Museum and Gallery Management from City University London. In addition, he has qualifications in corporate governance, marketing and fundraising for the arts.