ARTStap.com is the trusted, independent platform, for the contemporary art professional and enthusiast.
Founded in 2011, ARTStap is an Artist centered and non-profit platform. We are Ireland's Leading Publication, Network and Resource for the Contemporary Visual & Sonic Arts. Since being founded we have worked with leading national and international practitioners and arts organisations including RTE Radio 1 [ARENA], SOMA Waterford, Modisti, Soundfjord London, Crawford Art Gallery Cork, IKON Architecture & Urban Design, Farpoint Recordings and the Kerlin Gallery Dublin. This year  we were shortlisted for the Irish Web Awards under Best Arts Website and Best Online Publication.
The ARTStap journal is published 3 times yearly and is non-thematic, it supports and engages with the work of leading and emerging international practitioners within their respective fields. Each issue features the work of invited artists as well as recipients of the ARTStap AWARDS [Online Makers AWARD, Title AWARD & Open Submission AWARD]. Most work is seen from the perspective of the artist themselves alongside texts focusing on contemporary art and its relation to a wider artistic, theoretical and social context. The ARTStap Journal has proved itself as a publication at the forefront of art criticism and practice by providing a voice for the practitioner. It is essential reading for all interested in the arts.
The Network has become a Central Point for international Artists, Curators, Collectives, Galleries etc. to create their Professional Profiles, Showcase their work, Network with other artists and arts organisations, create or join interest groups, create and participate in discussions on the ARTStap Forum and experience the latest issues of the ARTStap Journal. If you decide to upload your work to the network it will be reviewed in the monthly rounds of the MAKERS Award.
The ARTStap Platform offers a range of resources to its users from the various ARTStap Awards, the research library, the funding micro-site and the Notice Board displaying all the latest art announcements from Open Calls, Event Opening's, Prizes & Funds, Jobs & Opportunities to Residencies and you can post yours too. If that is not enough all this is then sent out monthly in the ARTStap E-Bulletin directly to all the thousands of members and subscribers.
The Project Space
ARTStap's online project space functions as an archive for all events we have been involved with, from curated exhibitions, studio placements to various other events from mini festivals to supporting and campaigning for the arts.