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The Arts Council Launches ‘Creative Places Ireland’ Pilot in Tuam, Co. Galway

Tuam is offered a three-year pilot programme developed for communities around the country that have not had opportunities to benefit from sustained public arts investment.

At a meeting of the Municipal District of Tuam, the Arts Council launched a new Creative Places Ireland pilot programme, the first of its kind in the country. The three-year pilot programme, which recognises and addresses gaps in the spatial and demographic distribution of Arts Council funding, is developed for communities around the country that have not had opportunities to benefit from sustained investment in the arts. The Arts Council-led programme is underpinned by a … Read the rest

Minister Madigan Announces Annex as Ireland’s representation at the 17th Biennale Architettura in 2020

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, is delighted to announce that Annex has been selected to represent Ireland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Biennale Architettura 2020.

Annex is an international research and design collective founded in 2019. The collective is comprised of a team of architects, artists, and urbanists including Sven Anderson, Alan Butler, David Capener, Donal Lally, Clare Lyster and Fiona McDermott. Annex was selected to present Ireland’s national exhibition at the Biennale Architettura next year following an open call by Culture Ireland, in partnership with the Arts Council.

The exhibition … Read the rest

Róisín Stack Awarded Jerome Hynes Fellowship for Clore Leadership Programme 2019/20

The Arts Council have announced that Róisín Stack is the recipient of the 2019/2020 Jerome Hynes Fellowship – offered through the London-based Clore Leadership programme.

Róisín Stack is a theatre maker and arts manager based in Galway, Ireland. Her areas of interest are artist & art form development. In 2018 she co-founded Theatre57, a collective of over 90 independent theatre artists advocating for investment in cultural infrastructure to enable professional development. Previously, Róisín held positions with Druid, Macnas and Clod Ensemble and was Director of Galway Theatre Festival for four years.

Twenty five new Fellows will embark on the Clore … Read the rest

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