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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT- Carlow Youth Theatre Facilitators Panel

June 1, 2018 in Carlow Arts Office, Featured News, Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector, Professional development opportunities

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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Carlow Youth Theatre seeks a panel of experienced Youth Theatre Facilitators with a proven track record and who are passionate about youth drama as well as having the attributes to balance artistic vision, group work skills and an ability to connect and work with adolescents.
 
Youth Theatre Facilitator(s)
 
Will be responsible for:
Facilitation of Artistic Workshops for County Carlow Youth Theatre
 
Functions:
 
• Facilitate and deliver quality workshops for young people in order for them to gain a variety of skills in all aspects of youth drama practice.
• Identify and develop a series of workshops/programme of work for County Carlow Youth Theatre with the Youth Theatre Coordinator that strives for an artistically ambitious longer-term sustainable vision.
• Ensure at all times a safe environment for young people with full compliance with health and safety policy and best practice in relation to child protection.
 
 
For full details and submissions process see link:
 
 
 

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Artlinks Bursaries 2018

December 8, 2017 in ArtLinks Bursaries, ArtLInks News, Carlow Arts Office, Featured News, Kilkenny Arts Office, Professional development opportunities, Uncategorized, Waterford City & County Arts Office, Wexford Arts Office

 

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The ArtLinks partners in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford are pleased to announce that they are currently accepting applications for the ArtLinks Bursary Awards 2018.  

Artists must be a member of ArtLinks to avail of these supports.  Membership is free and is open to both Professional and Emerging Artists who are resident within the four partner Local Authorities. If you are not already a member you can register here: http://www.artlinks.ie/register/

If you are a registered member to download the application forms, sign in using your email address and password, then head to 'Application Forms' in the main menu.

Artlinks Bursary applicants 2018 must have applied for and have had their registration approved on or before 5.00pm on Monday 22nd January 2018 to be eligible to apply for Artlinks Bursaries 2018.

Bursaries are available in the following areas

  • Emerging Artist Award (for those commencing a career in the arts sector)
  • Professional Development Award (for professional artists)
  • Collaborative Award(for collaborative projects between ArtLinks members)

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 29th January 2018 at 12 noon.

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Carlow Arts Act Grants for 2017 are now open!

January 17, 2017 in Carlow Arts Office, Featured News

 

 

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Carlow County Council will consider applications from Practicing Artists for the Carlow Arts Act Individual Grant, and Arts Organisations and Community Groups for the Carlow Arts Act Organisation and Groups Grant.

Applicants must be working in Carlow or be from Carlow the purpose of the grant is to enable them to pursue their practice and to develop within their chosen discipline, including research and development, project realisation or project completion.

The closing date for Grant Application is Thursday 16th February 2017 at 4:00pm.

See application forms below:

Individual Arts Grants Scheme 2017

Arts organisations and Community Groups Grant Scheme

 

For more information please contact:
Carlow Arts Office,
(059) 9170300 / estherdoyle@carlowcoco.ie

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1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb unveiled in Carlow County Museum

July 28, 2016 in ArtLInks News, Carlow Arts Office, Events from the Arts Sector, Featured News, News from the Arts Sector

 

 

The 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb

The 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb which was unveiled in Carlow County Museum on Thursday July 21st 2016 measuring 2.5 meters wide by 1.5 meters high. Photo: Roland Paschhoff.

On Thursday 21st July a large ‘1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural’ by artist Peadar Lamb was unveiled in Carlow County Museum. This lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 commemorations was commissioned by Carlow County Council through its Public Art Working Group and coordinated through the Carlow Ireland 2016 Committee. This innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing key Carlow figures and the role they played in 1916.  

Cllr John Murphy, Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council congratulated Peadar Lamb “on completing such a fantastic mural which not only gives us an overview of the Carlow perspective for 1916 but also looks to then future of this county and country.”

Cork City based artist Peadar Lamb has magnificently crafted a large mural of 2.5 meters wide by 1.5 meters high and is an addition to the six 1930s stained glass windows already in the Museum thanks to the buildings original residents, the Presentation Sisters. Following a recommendation from the Carlow Public Art Working Group a process of engagement with the Carlow Ireland 2016 Committee has been on-going, the Committee met with the artist Peadar Lamb at the inception of the commission to share ideas and opinions. Following this the artist researched the period with the assistance of Elaine Callinan of the History Department in Carlow College.

Peadar stated at the opening that “the content of this artwork is a microcosm of what was happening in the whole country during the period of 1916. As an artist, in the process of making this work I have to try to find, what I am going to say and how to represent this Carlow narrative. I don't see historical dates I see things in pictures. I created a legacy piece that compositionally is not just about the past but also for the present and the future”.

Cllr Fintan Phelan, Mayor of the Municipal District of Carlow and Chairperson of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Committee in welcoming the commission said that “this beautiful stained glass mural will create a lasting legacy for generations to come. It is a piece that we can admire and reflect upon. We are not simply admiring stained glass, but rather we are reflecting on the most significant period in our Nations path to independence. A path travelled by many great men and women. Amongst them were some Carlovians, this piece is in honour of them and the values they stood for.”

The commission depicts some of the key Carlow figures from the 1916 Rising: Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street was executed for his role in 1916, and is representative of his family who were immersed in the republican tradition. Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916 while tending the wounded in the South Dublin Union. She is depicted cradling the wounded rebel Dan McCarthy who survived the Rising and they are almost like a mother/Madonna and child or ‘Pieta’. Father Albert Bibby OFM Cap, from Bagenalstown ministered too many of the rebel prisoners in Kilmainham Gaol and was a link between then and their families. Thomas Traynor, from Tullow, who fought in the 1916 Rising was executed in April 1921 during the War of Independence. He is depicted surrounded by his ten children.

The piece is rich in symbolism including an image of a large bullet and a bicycle. The bullet represents the power of the well-armed British Empire while the bicycle represents the ill-equipped Irish Revolutionaries, a David v Goliath situation. The mural is framed with a strong border open on the far right representing that history is always moving forward and also depicted by a blue print of the Carlow Sugar Factory from 1926.

The mural marks respectfully and captures the narrative of Carlow figures of 1916 as well as providing a legacy for future generations who will visit the County Museum in Carlow. The mural will be visually impactful on all visitors to the Museum and is now part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

Guest speaker on the night was Catherine Marshall, a leading figure in Art History in Ireland who summarised the importance of stained glass as an artform. She said “it is always really great to see a brand new artwork as the public see it for the first time. Historically as an art form stained glass was the medium used for commemorations. It is most fitting and the visionary work of Carlow County Council to commission contemporary stained glass artist Peadar Lamb. What strikes me in this artwork is the careful traditional leaded techniques and methods Peadar has applied, all done by hand, like the great cathedral windows across Europe. Like the great stained glass artists like Harry Clark, Peadar Lamb is an exceptional artist and has produced a beautiful artwork for Carlow”.

Peadar Lamb is an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years. Using hand-made glass, he employs a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. He has shown extensively in his native Ireland and internationally, and his work is in public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East, the USA and Japan.

The project was managed through the Arts Office of Carlow County Council in partnership with County Carlow Museum under the direction of the Head of Finance, Information Systems and Culture, working with the Carlow Ireland 2016 Committee and members of Carlow County Council. The project is part of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Programme funded by Carlow County Council with assistance from the Ireland 2016 Office, The Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, The Department of the Environment Community and Local Government.

 

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Bursary Award Recipients 2016

March 16, 2016 in ArtLinks Bursaries, ArtLInks News, Carlow Arts Office, Featured News, Kilkenny Arts Office, Waterford City & County Arts Office, Wexford Arts Office

 

The Arts Offices of Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford Local Authorities are pleased to announce the awarding of their annual bursary support to artists of over €50,000.

Artlinks is an initiative of the Arts Offices in these partner counties which is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon to facilitate professional development opportunities for artists in their communities and across all artistic disciplines.

To see the list of applicants from across the Artlinks partner counties who have been awarded Bursaries this year click here

Artists in the partner counties in all art forms can register free of charge on Artlinks.ie to avail of supports. To stay up to date with the supports and initiatives like Artlinks on Facebook.

 

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Carlow Individual Artists grants scheme 2016

February 15, 2016 in Carlow Arts Office, Featured News, Uncategorized

 

 

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ARTS SERVICE

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS NEW GRANTS SCHEME (2016)

The 2003 Arts Act permits a local authority to provide financial assistance for the purposes of stimulating public interest in the arts, promoting the knowledge, appreciation and practices of the arts, or improving standards in the arts. In this act, the expression “the arts” means creative or interpretative expression (traditional or contemporary) in whatever form and includes in particular visual arts, theatre, literature, music, dance, opera, film, circus and architecture.

Application details may be obtained from:

ARTS OFFICE, CARLOW COUNTY COUNCIL, COUNTY OFFICES, ATHY ROAD, CARLOW
Ph: (059) 9170301 / 9136203 Fax: (059) 9141503
Email: mwilson@carlowcoco.ie or sdowling@carlowcoco.ie

You can download your application using the following link:

http://www.carlow.ie/…/Individual-Arts-Grants-Scheme-2016.p…

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS IS: THURSDAY, 17th MARCH, 2016 AT 4pm

 

 

 

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Carlow Arts Organisations and Community Groups Grants Scheme 2016

November 25, 2015 in Carlow Arts Office, Featured News, Professional development opportunities, Uncategorized

 

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ARTS ACT GRANT

The 2003 Arts Act permits a local authority to provide financial assistance for the purposes of stimulating public interest in the arts, promoting the knowledge, appreciation and practices of the arts, or improving standards in the arts. The purpose of the Carlow County Councils Arts Organisations and Community Groups Grants Scheme is to assist local Arts Organisations and Voluntary Groups that would benefit from this support or to develop a particular project.

ARTS ORGANISATIONS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS GRANTS SCHEME 2016 APPLICATION

Carlow County Council will consider applications from Arts Organisations and Community Groups working in Carlow or who are from Carlow to enable them to pursue their practice and to develop within their chosen discipline, including research and development, project realisation or project completion.

• CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2016 AT 4PM

 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU:
1. Read the Arts Organisations and Community Groups Grants Scheme Guidelines and Conditions
2. Read the form fully and complete all sections
Note: Incomplete applications will not be processed.

The Application Form can be found on the below link:

Arts Organisations and Community Groups Grant Scheme Application Form 2016

 

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Still time to pre-book a place at the FREE Visual Cafe on Wednesday

November 20, 2015 in ArtLInks News, Carlow Arts Office, Events from the Arts Sector, Featured News, Kilkenny Arts Office, News from the Arts Sector, Professional development opportunities, Waterford County Arts Office, Wexford Arts Office

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The Arts Department of Carlow County Council Congratulates Orla Ryan and Brian Hand

September 29, 2015 in Carlow Arts Office, Featured News

An Post announces GPO Witness History Public Art commissions

 

 A visual arts collaboration between artists Alanna O’Kelly, Brian Hand and Orla Ryan - who will produce a contemporary art work titled ‘Stormy Petrel/Guairdeall’ and the Dublin Dance Festival - which will develop six new dance solos titled ‘Embodied’ - have been announced as recipients of the commission as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

'Stormy Petrel/Guairdeall’ is a collaboration between visual artists, Alanna O’Kelly, Brian Hand and Orla Ryan, both Brian and Orla are artists from Borris. The project comprises a series of art works that will include performance, sound and artists’ publication.

Orla Ryan, on behalf of the collaborating visual artists, said about ‘Stormy Petrel/Guairdeall’: “Our collaboration begins with the symbolism of the Stormy Petrel, the world’s smallest seabird, as a metaphor for someone who is an avatar of change and whose appearance announces an oncoming storm. In 1916 the stormy petrel was an international symbol of revolution and the anti- colonial imagination. We are looking at the role of women couriers as ‘human telegraphs’, who memorised the Proclamation on their journeys out of Dublin on Easter Monday morning. Once the rebellion had started, getting back to Dublin was not straightforward".

'Carlow Arts Office is delighted to see two County Carlow Artists from Borris being awarded one of the GPO Witness History Public Art Commissions, Orla Ryan and Brian Hand. Congratulations to both of you and to Alanna O’Kelly!'

                                                                           -Sinead Dowling, Carlow Arts Office

 

Opening Easter 2016, An Post’s GPO: Witness History at the GPO is set to open Easter next year to coincide with the centenary programme taking place across the country to commemorate and celebrate 100 years since 1916. The visitor centre in Dublin promises to be an engaging, interactive experience bringing history to life through technology, video, sound along side authentic artifacts. For more information on the new visitor centre click here

 

 

 

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Carlow County Council – Writer in Residence

September 8, 2015 in ArtLInks News, Carlow Arts Office, Featured News, Job Opportunities in the Arts Sector, Professional development opportunities

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Carlow County Council has nurtured a number of Writers in Residency programmes over recent years, including Sean Hardie Writer in Residence and Playwright Bryan Delaney Writer in Residence Programme.

We would like now to continue our commitment by seeking a highly accomplished Writer to work with us in a local context, whilst supporting the writer to simultaneously develop their own writing practice.

If you would like to be considered for this role please complete the Writer in Residence Application form and along with the application form send an up to date CV, letter outlining your interest and approach to this brief and examples of previous published works (or links to published works) to:

THE ARTS OFFICE,
CARLOW COUNTY COUNCIL,
ATHY ROAD,
CARLOW.
 

Please mark your envelopes clearly WRITER IN RESIDENCE.

For full details please see the Carlow County Council Writer in Residence Advert or head to Carlow.ie

Deadline for receipt of applications is no later than 20th October, 2015.