Category: News

New interactive research tool for the creative industries – UK

Culture Counts have launched ‘Useful Facts’; a new online research tool for the cultural sector. There is a vast amount of academic and sector research into the impacts of the arts, screen heritage and creative industries. However finding the most useful facts is a challenge, particularly for time pressed arts organisations. Cultural organisations use data to prepare advocacy activity and funding applications. Useful Facts makes finding data easier.

Culture Counts have launched ‘Useful Facts’; a new online research tool for the cultural sector.There is a vast amount of academic and sector research into the impacts of the arts, screen heritage … Read the rest

New PEC research:  The Migrant and Skills Needs of Creative Businesses in the United Kingdom

Just published, the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre have brought out new research in collaboration with the Creative Industries Council on the migrant and skills needs of creative businesses in the UK.

This report details the results of a survey of employers commissioned by the Creative Industries Council (CIC) from December 2017 to January 2018. The CIC survey ‘piggybacked’ on the Department for Education’s UK Employer Skills Survey (ESS), which was undertaken in Summer 2017, making use of its robust sampling strategy to ensure that it provided comparable estimates across creative sub-sectors and, where sample sizes permitted, the ability … Read the rest

Basic Space Announce New Co-Directors Moran Been-noon, Siobhán Mooney and Julia Moustacchi

Basic Space have announced that Moran Been-noon, Siobhán Mooney and Julia Moustacchi, will join Roisín Bohan as the new co-directors of Basic Space!

Moran Been-noon is a Dublin-based independent visual artist, curator and writer. In her curatorial work she explores the potential of contemporary political art by engaging with questions of spaces and places that art can, or should, occupy in society. She curates with a collaborative approach, considering the exhibition’s overall impact on an individual navigating through a gallery, and leads the work with a cohesive concept.
Been-noon has curated projects in gallery spaces and off-site for independent galleries … Read the rest

Have Your Say | Wicklow County Council Arts Plan Consultation

Wicklow County Council Arts Office want to hear your views before they publish a new arts plan towards the end of 2019. The plan will guide the development of sustainable provision for the arts in the period 2020-2024. It will build on achievements to date and take account of the cultural and wider public context locally and nationally.

WCC are keen to hear from you – as artist / practitioner or interested member of the public – about what you think the priorities of the plan might be.

You can give your views in an open-ended fashion or you might … Read the rest

Visual Artists Café in Partnership with Tipperary County Council

The Visual Artists Café will concentrate on looking at the needs for artists who are based in Co. Tipperary. The event will look at some of the common concerns facing visual artists and seek to identify a programme of work that will take place in Co. Tipperary later in the year.

We will look at

  • maintaining a practice
  • keeping up to date on – and participating in what is going on (locally, regionally, nationally and beyond),
  • how people network and manage professional isolation,
  • participation in wider supports and conversations.

The event will start with presentations on supports and projects taking … Read the rest

For Northern Ireland Organisations – CIF Briefing: Prepare your organisation for Brexit

As Members of the Creative Industries Federation we have been provided with the following important briefing for NI organisations preparing for Brexit.

The Department for Exiting the European Union has put together a preparedness exit site which helps with understanding what your business or organisation may need to do to prepare for Brexit, what’s changing in your industry, and information on specific rules and regulations. Use this information to understand how leaving the EU may affect your business or organisation and what you can do to get ready. They have also created some more specific advice around data protection which … Read the rest

Jesse Jones Announced as Recipient of the Creative Residency Award, King’s Inns

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns together with Dublin City Council Culture Company are pleased to announce visual artist Jesse Jones as the recipient of the inaugural Creative Residency Award.

The 6 month Creative Residency which will commence on 1st September 2019 will support Jones to explore her practice and the theme of art and law, and to develop a new work, with reference to King’s Inns and the extraordinary and historic environment of Henrietta Street, where both organisations are based.

“We are delighted to provide a mechanism, support and space through this partnership for an artist of Jesse’s calibre … Read the rest

Revenue Commissioners Announce New Regulations for The Regional Film Development Uplift

Revenue Commissioners have announced new film regulations aimed at supporting broader regional development of the audio-visual sector in Ireland.

The Regional Film Development Uplift, announced as part of Budget 2019, will be available to productions being substantially undertaken in “assisted regions” which means areas designated as such under the regional aid map.

In addition, to qualify for the relief, producer companies will be required to show that training and skills development opportunities are provided to individuals habitually resident in the area and that such training will address a skills deficit in the area. The regional uplift will be phased out … Read the rest

Grace McMurray wins The Arts Club Award at Summer Exhibiton of Royal Academy of Arts London

Belfast based artists Grace McMurray has won The Arts Club Award at the 2019 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts London for her woven glitter ribbon piece ‘George Michael’. The award is for an artist aged 35 or under for a work in any medium except architecture.

The Summer Exhibition continues until August 12th.

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Source: Visual Artists Ireland News

Arts Council Publishes Arts Centre Policy and Strategy 2019 and Information Sessions

As a means of meeting its own obligations expressed in its strategy Making Great Art Work, the Arts Council is publishing its Arts Centre Policy and Strategy 2019 which will be used to define applications for funding in 2020.

The Policy and Strategy draws on some of the recommendations of the Review, which the Arts Council can implement within its own funding programmes.

The Review has further informed a shared ambition with local government to secure resources to enable the development of an infrastructure of well-resourced, professionally-managed arts centres to produce and make work which connects directly with their communities.… Read the rest