Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland announce recipients of the 2020 Arts and Disability Connect Scheme

Arts and Disability Connect is a scheme designed to support artists with disabilities to make new and ambitious work.

2020 marks the 7th year of this Arts Council scheme managed by Arts & Disability Ireland. There are 14 artists who were funded through New Work, Mentoring and Training awards.

New Work awards give artists the resources and time to develop new and ambitious work. Artists work with an arts partner to support them to get this new work seen by audiences. This year 3 artists received New Work awards.

Emilie Conway, John Kelly and Vukašin Nedeljković 

Mentoring awards give artists the resources to develop a mentoring relationship with a more established arts professional. Over 6 months, artists work on an element of their practice with their mentor. This year, 6 artists received Mentoring awards.

Ailbhe Barrett , David Joyce, Karen Breen, Mairéad Folan, Martin Sharry, and Suzanne Walsh 

Training awards give artists the resources to learn skills through courses, workshops and masterclasses facilitated by arts organisations, artists and arts professionals. This year 5 artists received Training awards.

Áine O’Hara, Ayelet Lalor, Cecilia Bullo, Conor Rennick and Mary Crossin 

For more information about the artists and their projects see

Image by Vukašin Nedeljković, “Lissywollen Accommodation Centre, Athlone” Asylum Archive.

Source: Visual Artists Ireland News