Wednesday 27 September 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
This course aims to provide learners with a broad overview of design and digital fabrication. Using a mixture of classroom sessions, hands-on lab work and self-directed project work, this course will facilitate the learner to engage in a creative design process, appreciate design principles as a problem solving activity and gain an understanding of the role of digital fabrication in a design skillset. l Understand and appreciate Design principles Learn how to use Design as a problem solving activity l Learn how to create 3D models using a professional CAD application l Gain hands-on experience with Digital Fabrication technologies such as 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and Vinyl Cutting l Build a portfolio of Design work l Complete a real world project from Design Brief through to Manufacture l Develop academic and vocational language, literacy and IT skills related to Design l Learn how to work effectively both individually and with others in a Design team Participants need to bring a laptop to this course; we will be using Fusion360 which is available to download free. Visit https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview and download free ‘startup’ license.
Tel: 042 938 5720 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.creativespark.ie creativesparkie @creativesparkie Creative Spark, Clontygora Drive, Muirhevnamor, Dundalk, Co. Louth
We are thrilled to announce that the former Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize is now THE MOTH POETRY PRIZE. After seven years – with winners that include Lee Sharkey, Abigail Parry and Ann Gray (whose winning poem was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem) – we thought it was about time. You can read more about The Moth Poetry Prize in theIrish Times.
The Prize remains the same: €10,000 for a single unpublished poem, with 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000. Anyone can enter, and there’s no line limit – so there’s no excuse not to!
We’re also thrilled that the 2017 Moth Poetry Prize is to be judged by Daljit Nagra, the first poet to win the Forward Prize for both his first collection of poetry and its title poem. He recently published his third collection, British Museum, with Faber, and teaches poetry at Brunel University London and is Poet in Residence at BBC Radio 4.
The four shortlisted poems will appear in the spring issue of The Moth and the overall winner will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland in Dublin in the spring of 2018.
CLOSING 31 DECEMBER 2017
ABOUT AN TÁIN ARTS CENTRE
An Táin Arts Centre is an independent arts space in Dundalk, Co. Louth based in the former Táin Theatre, Town Hall, Crowe Street. The centre houses a 350 seat main theatre, a 55 seat studio theatre, a visual arts gallery and two workshop spaces. We share the Town Hall building with Louth County Council and we are kindly supported by Create Louth and Louth County Council.
Established as an independent organisation in 2014, An Táin Arts Centre has been working to become a community-focussed point of access to arts and culture for the people of North Louth.
The staff at An Táin Arts Centre are grounded in community and collaborative practices in performance and visual arts contexts, and this ethos is reflected in our programming, encompassing theatre, film, music and visual arts from local, national and international practitioners. An Táin Arts Centre particularly supports local artists and performers in the programming of their work and additional support is given to artists at the start of their career through An Táin Arts Centre’s Emerging Artist Series and Emerging Artist in Residency Programme.
An Táin Arts Centre is programmed throughout the year with theatre, dance, music, film and community shows. As well as performances in the main theatre and the Studio we have hosted productions in the gallery, workshop room, foyer and other parts of the building. We also program off-site.
Producing new work is at the core of our ethos, An Táin Arts Centre’s first company in residence produced seven full scale shows between 2015-2016. We also produce work in-house.
Our inaugural company Quintessence produced 7 shows as part of their 2 year residency:
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Main Theatre 2015
Alice in Wonderland – Anaverna House 2015
Vessel – – Basement Gallery 2015 and The New Theatre, Dublin 2016
Hamlet – Main Theatre 2016
Romeo and Juliet – Main Theatre 2016
Grimm Tales for Young and Old – Anaverna House 2016
Cracks – Studio Theatre 2016
As part of their 2017 residency Quintessence has produced:
Dracula – Main Theatre and Drogheda Arts Festival
Wind in the Willows – Anaverna House
Romeo and Juliet – Main Theatre
ABOUT THE COMPANY IN RESIDENCY
One of An Táin Arts Centre’s key ambitions is to give emerging companies the resources to make new work. The aim of the residency is to assist new companies to research and develop new work and give them the time and space to develop their practice.
We are open to the form that the residency might take. Thus far the residence programme involved:
1 large scale show on the main stage in Spring
1 off-site show for families in Summer
1 small scale experimental studio piece in Autumn
We are not prescriptive about the manner in which you work. The above model worked for the first company in residence however we are open to other models. We would like to see applications that demonstrate a genuine interest in collaboration and public engagement.
The resident company will be provided with a workshop space, administrative and outreach support, marketing, dramaturgy, design and tech support will also be provided. This support in kind is valued at €8,000 per show. A further €4,000 will be available to the company per show. Larger funds may be available through joint funding apllications.
The successful company will be selected by a shortlisting and interview process, based on CV, proposal, budget and previous work. Please note the company or the work must have some links to County Louth.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email email@example.com with one pdf document including the following details:
- Artist(s) CV (max three pages)
- Proposal for residency (500-1000 words). Outline proposed shows, timeline and audience targets.
- Simple budget for each show
- Examples of previous work including production shots, video links, reviews etc.
Application deadline: 6th October 2017, 5pm. Applicants must be available to attend for interview in Dundalk on 11th October.
- Over €3,000 to be won in prizes!
Metro Éireann, in collaboration with Duke University’s Kenan Institute of Ethics, invites young writers living in Ireland to submit original works of writing to its third annual intercultural writing competition.
Announcing the 2017 writing competition, Bill McCarthy, coordinator of the project, said, “Writers between the ages of 14 and 21 – immigrants and non-immigrants – are encouraged to enter submissions that explore the ethical challenges associated with intercultural diversity in Ireland.
“Submissions are due by midnight on July 30, 2017, and may take one of three forms: a short story of no more than 2,000 words, a novel extract of no more than 2,000 words or a selection of poetry comprising no more than five poems,” he added.
All submissions must be typed using 12-point Times New Roman font and double-spaced. They should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the entrant’s full name and the word “submission” in the subject line. Each submission should include a cover page with the entrant’s name, age, address and telephone number. The cover page should also include details about the entrant’s submission, such as its age category and title.
Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories. There will be an ages 14 to 17 winner and runner-up, an ages 18 to 21 winner and runner-up and an ages 14 to 21 Spirit of Intercultural Ethics winner. Each winner will receive 800 euros and each runner-up will receive 400 euros. The winning submissions may also be published in Metro Éireann.
Judges will select winners and runners-up according to a list of criteria: engagement with the themes of ethics and intercultural diversity, creativity and originality, organization and structure, impact on the reader and initiative of beginning writers. Winners will be announced through an awards ceremony on August 4, 2017.
Workshop sessions will be held in Dublin on July 8, 2017, and July 16, 2017, for entrants seeking guidance with their writing. Advanced booking for those sessions is first come, first served.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/MetroEireann/, contact Bill McCarthy at 087 160 5950 or Chinedu Onyejelem at 01 878 3441 Monday through Friday between 10 am and 5 pm, or email email@example.com.
An Táin Arts Centre’s summer residency programme is open to recent graduates and artists at the start of their career looking to establish a collaborative practice. The aim of the residency is to assist artists to research and develop new work and give them the time and space to develop their practice in a community setting.
Roseann’s work tends to be somewhat improvised, working and experimenting, having one thing leading into another with free association. A wash of colour and ink, a pen line, strategically placed embroidery. The tactile quality of her work is as important as the visual qualities. Themes of her work include preservation, memory, behaviours, social acceptance, living in a media dominated world, and many more.
Roseann aims to work with the community in her residency, to create a collection of art, installation pieces, interactive art, land art or a combination of all or some of these, and to encourage creative and educational experiences in a collaborative setting. Roseann will be in residence in the Basement Gallery studio during July,
August and September 2017.
Follow Roseann’s progress over on Instagram @rosieberrill
Visit website here.
Unique collaboration between the Kerry Film Festival and StoryStock.com is seeking to rekindle our love of stories about people
#Mynameis, a new collaboration between the Kerry Film Festival and StoryStock.com, is asking people to submit stories of love, lust, romance, loss and triumph. The competition is looking for real stories about real people around the world. Ten stories, which should be videos of 3 minutes or less, will be selected for a live screening as part of the Kerry Film Festival.
The winner on the night will take home a prize fund of 1500 euro with the runner up taking home a prize fund of 500 euro.
According to StoryStock CEO Francis Fitzgibbon, people are perfectly placed to tell the stories of the people around them,
“We have a great history and tradition when it comes to Storytelling. We are looking for short video stories about people from all around the world. The weird, the wonderful, the whacky. Our only caveat is that the stories must be real and must be about people.
Maeve McGrath, Artistic Director of the Kerry Film Festival, described the collaboration as a great way to bring storytelling to the fore of filmmaking,
“Collaborating with StoryStock is a perfect fit for the Kerry Film Festival. The festival is always keen to encourage quality short film making and KFF are delighted to provide a platform for screening a programme of selected StoryStock films. We are looking forward to viewing real stories from around the world.”
StoryStock.com is a new Irish company that is passionate about storytelling. StoryStock are using a network of journalists and content creators to drill down into communities and tell the stories that are not being told. Stories of love, loss, triumph, politics, adventure, mental health, sickness and happiness all blend together to create one of the world’s first digital story archives on StoryStock.com
For more details, check out http://www.kerryfilmfestival.com/storystock/
Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme – Call for Applications
The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme – Open for Applications!
Do you have a good idea for a youth arts project in your youth group but require the funding to work with an artist?
Applications are now invited for the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme programme for projects commencing in September 2017. The scheme is managed by the National Youth Council of Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs by whom it is jointly funded.
The scheme is designed to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations. A residency may take the form of an artist in residence in a youth work setting and/or a youth group in residence in an arts setting.
An application form, application guidelines and further information are available at this link:
If you are interested in taking part in an online information clinic please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. A date and time will be arranged to suit as many participants as possible.