Information for graduates of Visual Arts, Craft, Design, Performance, Theatre, and Music

Building your Career as an artist

An accessible and wide-reaching career development service for the Arts, Creative and Cultural sector. Advertises for The Arts Council, Dublin City Arts Office, Create, Artlink, Limerick City Gallery amongst many others in the Arts, Film, Television, Design & Education Sectors.     

Visual Artists Ireland

Visual Artists Ireland is an all-Ireland body for professional visual artists. It provides services, facilities and resources for artists, initiates artistic projects and publications and acts as an advocate on behalf of individual artists. The organisation was established in 1980 and has a current membership of over 1,400 artists.


Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the main champion of the craft industry in Ireland, fostering its growth and commercial strength, communicating its unique identity and stimulating quality design, innovation and competitiveness. CCoI currently holds almost 1700 members in its register of craft enterprise. See also the Craft Search facility where you can find registered makers by name, county, product and discipline as well as samples of their work.


The Craft Industry
The major sectors within the Irish craft industry are pottery, glass, jewellery, textiles (particularly knitwear) and furniture. Irish craft businesses are characteristically small in scale and are geographically widespread, but taken nationally the industry is a significant employer, while also providing viable, sustainable enterprises in all areas, including those isolated rural communities ignored as unsuitable by other manufacturing sectors. More detailed information can be found in the Annual Craft Industry Reports which are available to download from the publications section of the website





Useful links (Ireland)


Useful links (UK/USA) (British Association of Art Therapists) (American Art Therapy Association)




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An online career assessment tool helps you determine the jobs that match your skills, interests and motivations. Click on ‘jobs & work ‘and ‘what type of jobs suit me?’

Check out also ‘Options with your Degree’ for job options with a degree in the arts.

Also information on available jobs, the job search process and postgraduate study in the UK and worldwide. CIT’s Careers & Counselling Service website:

A jobs page, job search guidelines & downloads, working & studying abroad and regular student news & events.

Irish website providing information for graduates/students on available jobs in many sectors. Advice also provided on the job search process including CV, application forms and interview guidelines. Register for job email alerts.

Irish website with a database of postgraduate courses available in Ireland including Taught Masters courses. Higher Diplomas and Masters Research programmes.