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PhotoIreland Foundation is dedicated to stimulating a critical dialogue around Photography in Ireland, and to internationally promoting the work of Irish-based artists. We ensure that a healthy ecosystem of practices is not silenced by lack of opportunities by offering frequent publishing and exhibiting opportunities to emerging artists.


While holding a serious name and a tough objective, the organisation is currently run by two people, Julia Gelezova and Ángel Luis González.

Since 2009, we have been working hard to advance the Photography scene in Ireland through a series of projects, and we currently run:
  • PhotoIreland Festival, Ireland’s first international Photography festival since 2010.
  • New Irish Works, a triennial project promoting Irish talent.
  • Halftone, an annual print fair celebrating the printed matter as an artwork.
  • How to Flatten a Mountain, an Arts residency aimed at photographers.
  • The Critical Academy, a new radical space to learn and research contemporary photography practices.
  • TLP Editions, a collection of emerging talent in the form of accessible and inexpensive publications.

As of 2017, we are part of two ambitious EU Funded programmes that aim to sustain a Photography based platform for artists based in Europe: Parallel and Futures. Being invited to take part in such EU projects is an acknowledgement that our active international and regional role is key to our partners.


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE
Since 2013, we have been running a multidisciplinary venue that presents Photography in context within the Arts: The Library Project, ‘for visual culture and critical thinking’. Located in Dublin’s Temple Bar, this unique space offers itself to visitors on three different levels of cultural engagement: it is an exciting Art bookshop showcasing relevant hard-to-get titles, a friendly and active gallery space, topped with a free-access resource library focused on the photobook. One of the key activities of this venue is to generate revenue for artists by selling their artworks and publications.

WHY ARE WE ON PATREON?
This platform empowers you. In Patreon, you are the Arts Council, the minister, the President, the decision maker, isn’t that great? We have achieved a lot in a short time without proper funding, so just imagine what we can do together if we join forces!

We know it’s hard to believe when you look at everything we have achieved to date, and all the events we offer for free to all audiences throughout the year, but although we receive Arts Council assistance for PhotoIreland Festival, we do not receive any grant support from any public or private body for our annual programme of activities, nor do we get wages for ourselves. All the revenue we generate from sales and fundraising goes towards running these activities, and paying for core costs like the rent and bills.

Our plans and ambitions are only getting bigger as time goes on and with so many projects in the making, it’s getting tougher and more challenging to bring them to fruition without consistent revenue. Although we always actively seek and apply for public, private and self-generated funding (even if that means selling plants!), and while we do our homework with public bodies fulfilling their needs so they can fulfill ours (yours), we believe the time is now.


We want to continue focusing our time on excellence, empowering artists, students, amateurs and general audiences, and we want you to be part of this journey.




BECOME A PATREON OF PHOTOIRELAND FOUNDATION
So, what do we want to achieve alongside our new team of patrons? Well, as it stands, our core team is just two people! That’s two people working 7 days a week, nearly 365 days a year. As much as we love meeting our visitors and audience on a day-to-day basis via our bookshop and gallery, everyone would benefit more if we could invest all this effort and time in better programming and development throughout all our projects. Our immediate goals include:
  • Securing revenue to cover our rent.
  • Hiring a part-time shop & gallery assistant for The Library Project.
  • Hiring a Fundraiser and Development Manager to contribute to the growth of the operations.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Being our patron at any level means you are a proud backer, and you will receive rewards in return for your monthly commitment. Here is the list of reward tiers and monthly commitment:
  1. Proud Patron €1.50 p/m
  2. For Artists €4 p/m
  3. For International Patrons €8 p/m
  4. For Photography Lovers €13 p/m
  5. For Book Lovers €50 p/m
  6. Critical Academy Seminars Pack €102 p/m
  7. For Corporate Benefactors €1500 p/m
Also, we are offering you the opportunity to host two specific events for one or many friends:
  1. Event: Dinner at The Library Project €150 one-off payment
  2. Event: A Night at The Library Project €350 one-off payment

Don't see a reward you would like to receive? Let us know!

You can find out more about what we do online at photoireland.org and reading the posts we are sharing in Patreon.
Tiers
Proud Patron
$2 or more per month
€1.50 month Rewards: 5.


1- Free submission to all calls for work from PhotoIreland Foundation and its projects.

2- We will list your name as a Proud Patron at The Library Project and in PhotoIreland Festival's catalogue. You will receive a Proud Patron sticker stating that you support Photography in Ireland, and a digital version of it.

3- Access to PhotoIreland Foundation Patrons Facebook Group, with exclusive videos, behind the scenes information, and priority on details relating grants, applications, and other opportunities from us and other organisations.

4- Priority bookings to all events. You receive the information at least 24 hours before non-patrons do.

5- Special access to the PhotoIreland Foundation Collection. Book a table to study, research, or work at The Library Project with priority over non-patrons.

For Artists
$5 or more per month
€4 month—Rewards: 8.

You get the 5 rewards from the Proud Patron tier plus,
1- Access to events programmed exclusively for Patrons, like the Flux screening series and other private events.

2- A 20% discount on all Critical Academy seminars.

3- A 10% discount at The Library Project bookshop on and offline.

For International Patrons
$8 or more per month
€8 month—Rewards: 10.


You get the 8 rewards from the For Artists tier plus,
1- A PhotoIreland Festival catalogue delivered to you anywhere worldwide every May.

2- A New Irish Works publication featuring an Irish artist, up to 12 per year, delivered to you anywhere worldwide. A great way to stay informed of contemporary photographic practices in Ireland.

For Photography Lovers
$16 or more per month
€13 month—Rewards: 11.


You get the 8 rewards from the For Artists tier plus,
1- A PhotoIreland Festival catalogue delivered to you anywhere worldwide every May.

2- The latest TLP Editions publication, up to 12 per year, delivered to you anywhere worldwide. A great way to stay informed of contemporary photographic practices.

3- A selection of postcards from the Greetings From Ireland collection and PhotoIreland Festival.

For Book Lovers
$60 or more per month
€50 month—Rewards: 9.


You get the 8 rewards from the For Artists tier plus,
1- A copy of the latest book arrival delivered to you every month, from our most relevant sections, Architecture & Design, Art & Critical Theory, and Photobooks. We will select it for you to make sure your eclectic interests are met. Free posting within Ireland, additional P+P for other destinations.

Critical Academy Seminars Pack
$125 or more per month
€102 month—Rewards: 10.


You get the 8 rewards from the For Artists tier plus,

1- Book and enjoy three Critical Academy Seminars of your choice throughout the year. This reward is available for Patrons after month 2 of their subscription. Browse the growing list at edu.photoireland.org
2- Avail of six One-on-One Consultancy Sessions throughout the year. These are focused one hour sessions conceived for students, graduates, and artists interested in receiving support on a project, publishing, exhibiting, networking, etc.

Event: Dinner at The Library Project
$184 or more per month
One-off payment €150

Enjoy a one-night exclusive private event for 2 people at The Library Project. You will be treated to a reception, followed by a delicious wine and dinner from sustainable and healthy produce.

Event: A Night at The Library Project
$430 or more per month
One-off payment €350

Enjoy a one-night exclusive private event for up to 6 people at The Library Project. You will be treated to a reception, a private screening of an arthouse movie, followed by a delicious wine and dinner from sustainable and healthy produce.


For Corporate Benefactors
$1,835 or more per month
€1500 month

Ideal for Corporations wanting to:

  • CSR: Adopt an educational project from PhotoIreland Foundation, the Critical Academy, or The Library Project;
  • Expand your Company collection: Receive professional consultancy and guidance on collecting, restoring, and archiving contemporary Photography, and managing and expanding your collection;
  • HR: Enjoy a team building photography workshop and masterclasses for your employees and clients;
  • PR: Host networking events for your team and clients with special events The Library Project.


For this, you will receive:

  • Featured as a PhotoIreland Foundation Patron in all our communications off and online, and at The Library Project;
  • A framed PhotoIreland Foundation Patron certificate, and printed and digital promotional materials;
  • Enjoy previews of exhibitions and events programmed by PhotoIreland Foundation. You will receive a special patron card which gives you priority access to all events. You will be able to meet with the artists, and benefit from curatorial tours;
  • Updates on the chosen educational project, with special celebratory events (i.e. exhibition opening, book launch, etc.);
  • Monthly newsletter with news and updates regarding contemporary Photography, including collectors tips and trends, plus consultancy meetings as needed, in Ireland and interntionally.
  • An entertaining and challenging team building photography workshop hosted at The Library Project for one agreed day of your choice, per year;
  • Exclusive staffed use of The Library Project for a private or public event for one agreed day of your choice, per year.
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PhotoIreland Foundation is dedicated to stimulating a critical dialogue around Photography in Ireland, and to internationally promoting the work of Irish-based artists. We ensure that a healthy ecosystem of practices is not silenced by lack of opportunities by offering frequent publishing and exhibiting opportunities to emerging artists.


While holding a serious name and a tough objective, the organisation is currently run by two people, Julia Gelezova and Ángel Luis González.

Since 2009, we have been working hard to advance the Photography scene in Ireland through a series of projects, and we currently run:
  • PhotoIreland Festival, Ireland’s first international Photography festival since 2010.
  • New Irish Works, a triennial project promoting Irish talent.
  • Halftone, an annual print fair celebrating the printed matter as an artwork.
  • How to Flatten a Mountain, an Arts residency aimed at photographers.
  • The Critical Academy, a new radical space to learn and research contemporary photography practices.
  • TLP Editions, a collection of emerging talent in the form of accessible and inexpensive publications.

As of 2017, we are part of two ambitious EU Funded programmes that aim to sustain a Photography based platform for artists based in Europe: Parallel and Futures. Being invited to take part in such EU projects is an acknowledgement that our active international and regional role is key to our partners.


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE
Since 2013, we have been running a multidisciplinary venue that presents Photography in context within the Arts: The Library Project, ‘for visual culture and critical thinking’. Located in Dublin’s Temple Bar, this unique space offers itself to visitors on three different levels of cultural engagement: it is an exciting Art bookshop showcasing relevant hard-to-get titles, a friendly and active gallery space, topped with a free-access resource library focused on the photobook. One of the key activities of this venue is to generate revenue for artists by selling their artworks and publications.

WHY ARE WE ON PATREON?
This platform empowers you. In Patreon, you are the Arts Council, the minister, the President, the decision maker, isn’t that great? We have achieved a lot in a short time without proper funding, so just imagine what we can do together if we join forces!

We know it’s hard to believe when you look at everything we have achieved to date, and all the events we offer for free to all audiences throughout the year, but although we receive Arts Council assistance for PhotoIreland Festival, we do not receive any grant support from any public or private body for our annual programme of activities, nor do we get wages for ourselves. All the revenue we generate from sales and fundraising goes towards running these activities, and paying for core costs like the rent and bills.

Our plans and ambitions are only getting bigger as time goes on and with so many projects in the making, it’s getting tougher and more challenging to bring them to fruition without consistent revenue. Although we always actively seek and apply for public, private and self-generated funding (even if that means selling plants!), and while we do our homework with public bodies fulfilling their needs so they can fulfill ours (yours), we believe the time is now.


We want to continue focusing our time on excellence, empowering artists, students, amateurs and general audiences, and we want you to be part of this journey.




BECOME A PATREON OF PHOTOIRELAND FOUNDATION
So, what do we want to achieve alongside our new team of patrons? Well, as it stands, our core team is just two people! That’s two people working 7 days a week, nearly 365 days a year. As much as we love meeting our visitors and audience on a day-to-day basis via our bookshop and gallery, everyone would benefit more if we could invest all this effort and time in better programming and development throughout all our projects. Our immediate goals include:
  • Securing revenue to cover our rent.
  • Hiring a part-time shop & gallery assistant for The Library Project.
  • Hiring a Fundraiser and Development Manager to contribute to the growth of the operations.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Being our patron at any level means you are a proud backer, and you will receive rewards in return for your monthly commitment. Here is the list of reward tiers and monthly commitment:
  1. Proud Patron €1.50 p/m
  2. For Artists €4 p/m
  3. For International Patrons €8 p/m
  4. For Photography Lovers €13 p/m
  5. For Book Lovers €50 p/m
  6. Critical Academy Seminars Pack €102 p/m
  7. For Corporate Benefactors €1500 p/m
Also, we are offering you the opportunity to host two specific events for one or many friends:
  1. Event: Dinner at The Library Project €150 one-off payment
  2. Event: A Night at The Library Project €350 one-off payment

Don't see a reward you would like to receive? Let us know!

You can find out more about what we do online at photoireland.org and reading the posts we are sharing in Patreon.

Recent posts by PhotoIreland Foundation

Tiers
Proud Patron
$2 or more per month
€1.50 month Rewards: 5.


1- Free submission to all calls for work from PhotoIreland Foundation and its projects.

2- We will list your name as a Proud Patron at The Library Project and in PhotoIreland Festival's catalogue. You will receive a Proud Patron sticker stating that you support Photography in Ireland, and a digital version of it.

3- Access to PhotoIreland Foundation Patrons Facebook Group, with exclusive videos, behind the scenes information, and priority on details relating grants, applications, and other opportunities from us and other organisations.

4- Priority bookings to all events. You receive the information at least 24 hours before non-patrons do.

5- Special access to the PhotoIreland Foundation Collection. Book a table to study, research, or work at The Library Project with priority over non-patrons.

For Artists
$5 or more per month
€4 month—Rewards: 8.

You get the 5 rewards from the Proud Patron tier plus,
1- Access to events programmed exclusively for Patrons, like the Flux screening series and other private events.

2- A 20% discount on all Critical Academy seminars.

3- A 10% discount at The Library Project bookshop on and offline.

For International Patrons
$8 or more per month
€8 month—Rewards: 10.


You get the 8 rewards from the For Artists tier plus,
1- A PhotoIreland Festival catalogue delivered to you anywhere worldwide every May.

2- A New Irish Works publication featuring an Irish artist, up to 12 per year, delivered to you anywhere worldwide. A great way to stay informed of contemporary photographic practices in Ireland.

For Photography Lovers
$16 or more per month
€13 month—Rewards: 11.


You get the 8 rewards from the For Artists tier plus,
1- A PhotoIreland Festival catalogue delivered to you anywhere worldwide every May.

2- The latest TLP Editions publication, up to 12 per year, delivered to you anywhere worldwide. A great way to stay informed of contemporary photographic practices.

3- A selection of postcards from the Greetings From Ireland collection and PhotoIreland Festival.

For Book Lovers
$60 or more per month
€50 month—Rewards: 9.


You get the 8 rewards from the For Artists tier plus,
1- A copy of the latest book arrival delivered to you every month, from our most relevant sections, Architecture & Design, Art & Critical Theory, and Photobooks. We will select it for you to make sure your eclectic interests are met. Free posting within Ireland, additional P+P for other destinations.

Critical Academy Seminars Pack
$125 or more per month
€102 month—Rewards: 10.


You get the 8 rewards from the For Artists tier plus,

1- Book and enjoy three Critical Academy Seminars of your choice throughout the year. This reward is available for Patrons after month 2 of their subscription. Browse the growing list at edu.photoireland.org
2- Avail of six One-on-One Consultancy Sessions throughout the year. These are focused one hour sessions conceived for students, graduates, and artists interested in receiving support on a project, publishing, exhibiting, networking, etc.

Event: Dinner at The Library Project
$184 or more per month
One-off payment €150

Enjoy a one-night exclusive private event for 2 people at The Library Project. You will be treated to a reception, followed by a delicious wine and dinner from sustainable and healthy produce.

Event: A Night at The Library Project
$430 or more per month
One-off payment €350

Enjoy a one-night exclusive private event for up to 6 people at The Library Project. You will be treated to a reception, a private screening of an arthouse movie, followed by a delicious wine and dinner from sustainable and healthy produce.


For Corporate Benefactors
$1,835 or more per month
€1500 month

Ideal for Corporations wanting to:

  • CSR: Adopt an educational project from PhotoIreland Foundation, the Critical Academy, or The Library Project;
  • Expand your Company collection: Receive professional consultancy and guidance on collecting, restoring, and archiving contemporary Photography, and managing and expanding your collection;
  • HR: Enjoy a team building photography workshop and masterclasses for your employees and clients;
  • PR: Host networking events for your team and clients with special events The Library Project.


For this, you will receive:

  • Featured as a PhotoIreland Foundation Patron in all our communications off and online, and at The Library Project;
  • A framed PhotoIreland Foundation Patron certificate, and printed and digital promotional materials;
  • Enjoy previews of exhibitions and events programmed by PhotoIreland Foundation. You will receive a special patron card which gives you priority access to all events. You will be able to meet with the artists, and benefit from curatorial tours;
  • Updates on the chosen educational project, with special celebratory events (i.e. exhibition opening, book launch, etc.);
  • Monthly newsletter with news and updates regarding contemporary Photography, including collectors tips and trends, plus consultancy meetings as needed, in Ireland and interntionally.
  • An entertaining and challenging team building photography workshop hosted at The Library Project for one agreed day of your choice, per year;
  • Exclusive staffed use of The Library Project for a private or public event for one agreed day of your choice, per year.