Our April to August OFF SITE program was so successful we have decided to continue it.
With the current restrictions on social distancing set to be with us for some time, our next programme at An Táin Arts Centre will be a mix of in-house live work and off site work.
We have a wealth of local talented performers, artists, musicians, and creators who we will connect with the wider community.
We want to hear your ideas. We had great success in our last program with temporary public art installations, commissioned and published writing in local newspapers, online music events, book clubs, streaming films, online exhibitions… we want to do more of these and brave new ideas that we haven’t even thought of yet.
We have reallocated our budgets to create this new strand, both for the remainder of the year and into next year. You don’t need to send complete programmes, just ideas for now – we can feed into them, and maybe even partner you with other artists.
Please send your initial thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the ball rolling.
Deadline: WEDNESDAY the 23rd of September at 5pm
We also want to showcase the best of what Dundalk’s performing arts groups and schools have to offer; maybe you have a video you would like us to share with our 5,000+ Facebook followers? Make sure you adhere to social distancing guidelines and share with us some of your work inspired by these strange times.
Given the isolation people are feeling, engagement and connection is the way forward.
The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce details of the Waterford Poetry Prize 2020. The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.
The prize will be announced at the Waterford Writers Weekend in October 2020 during the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford city.
There is no age limit and no entry fee for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2020.
The first prize is €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2021. Second prize is €300 plus a writing course in Ardmore and third prize is €200. The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The judge is writer and poet Colm Keegan.
Delfina Foundation in partnership with Kunsthalle Praha is delighted to announce an open call for a curator based in Central and Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine).
The three-week residency will take place during winter 2021 (22 February – 12 March 2021).
For more details and to apply click here for the application pack.
Application deadline: 17:00 GMT, Tuesday, 1 September 2020
The Royal Irish Academy’s Social Sciences Committee has launched a youth photography call (18- to 25-year olds) for an online exhibition. We are seeking submissions of photographs and captions that tell the story of things that help or hinder the lives of this generation of young people on the whole island of Ireland, from urban and rural communities. The closing date is 30 September.
Click the flyer below to find out all the details and get the link for submitting your entry:
If you have creative or cultural talents that you’d love to turn into a future business opportunity, our postgraduate certificate could be for you. We recently spoke with Dr Karl Thomas and Noelle Brown about the course, what’s covered and what it’s like to participate. Karl is the academic lead for innovation creativity in Trinity College and the lead facilitator on this course. Noelle Brown is an actor, writer and director and owner of NB Theatre Production Company who recently completed the course.
Presented by Baz Ashmawy, Wingman see’s Baz meet a person with something missing from their life and acts as their “wingman”, opening their mind to new possibilities and showing them what could be.
We are keen to find a young creative (a photographer, painter, street artist) that Baz could potentially work with and bring to the forefront on a National TV programme. That said however we are also open to hear all other dreams, wishes, ambitions from the wider community.
This year’s Music Capital Scheme was launched last week; details are on the Music Network site here. The Scheme supports the purchase of musical instruments by non-professional performing groups (Award 1) and individual professional performing musicians (Award 2).
Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that provides a range of opportunities for older people who want to get more involved in arts and culture, sport and physical activity, civic engagement and personal development.
Our aim is to inspire people aged 50+ to live a dynamic life where they are more active, more visible, more creative and more connected.
Artist in Residence in a Care Setting is an Age & Opportunity initiative.
Closing date for receipt of tender: Friday 21st August 2020