Members database, AICA Ireland ()

Posted: Sunday, 23 April 2017

AICA Ireland members represent the leading writers in the area of the visual arts. A new addition to the website is a directory of writers who are available for catalogue essays, commentary, and other forms of critical writing. AICA writers must undergo an extensive process of accreditation with final scrutiny undertaken by the AICA International Membership committee in Paris.

To be eligible, they must produce evidence of sustained activity over the previous three years, in one or more of the following areas:

• Daily/periodical press, or broadcasting on radio, TV or video, or in the electronic media
• Publication of works of art history, aesthetics or criticism
• Teaching of art criticism, art history, aesthetics, curating, or art, at higher or tertiary level
• Curatorial work and analysis for educational or scholarly ends, including the production of scholarly or critical texts for museums or galleries, whose principal aim is not essentially commercial

The AICA Ireland branch is constantly updating its database of members which can be found at!directory You can also contact AICA direct at to find out more or to discuss your detailed needs or if you are looking for potential writers on topics specific to countries around the world.

The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) is a NGO, founded in 1948-9 under the patronage of UNESCO, whose objective it is to support art criticism in all its forms, worldwide and to keep pace with its changing disciplines. AICA's head office, which is situated in Paris, represents and promotes the activities of the Association's 4,200 members, grouped into 64 different Sections, throughout the world.

The International Association of Art Critics - Ireland (AICA Ireland) is the Irish section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) founded in 1948/1949 in Paris. Ireland has been an active member of AICA International from its foundation. The Irish membership includes leading critics, essayists, and theoreticians, as well as honorary life members.