Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Tania Banotti appointed as Director of the Creative Ireland Programme

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has announced that Tania Banotti is to be appointed as Director of the Creative Ireland Programme with effect from June.

Ms Banotti takes up the role after more than five years as chief executive of the advertising trade body the Institute for Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI). She was credited with reinvigorating the body during her time in charge.
She replaces John Concannon, who moved late last year to become director of the strategic communications unit in the Department of the Taoiseach.

In a note to the advertising industry, Ms Banotti described Creative Ireland as “a massively ambitious project”. Before joining IAPI, she was chief executive of Theatre Forum Ireland and she previously held a number of other roles in the arts.


Job Vacancies | Creative Associate Opportunities with Creative Schools

Scoileanna Ildánacha /Creative Schools is seeking a team of Creative Associates to support the delivery of the pilot initiative. This is an exciting opportunity for artists, creative practitioners, individuals working in organisations in the arts and cultural sector and for teachers currently working in schools who have a creative practice.

Creative Associates have a deep understanding of the arts and creativity and its potential to transform the lives of children and young people. They are dynamic agents for change uniquely placed to form sustainable partnerships between teachers, school staff, learners and other partners. They will work with a number of schools, inspire and energise them to create new connections and approaches that will develop and sustain arts and creative practices in their schools.

Scoileanna Ildánacha / Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

For more information on the role of Creative Associate and how to apply please visit www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/creative-associates/

Applications for schools will open on 20 February. More information is available on www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/schools/

Evgeniya Martirosyan announced as recipient of VAI Residency Award 2018

Visual Artists Ireland and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre are delighted to announce that Evgeniya Martirosyan has been awarded the 2018 VAI Residency Award. The VAI Residency Award is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland. The award provides a one week residency/retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The residency will provide accommodation and a studio facility. Applications for the 2018 Residency were of a very high standard and VAI would like to extend our thanks to our members for applying.

Evgeniya Martirosyan is an artist based in Cork. Her first solo exhibition ‘Between Something and Nothing’ is opening 8th of February 2018 at St. Luke’s Former Church, Cork. Her current work stems from her interest in philosophy and science. It represents intuitive responses to concepts of time, matter, chaos, and transformation. (details HERE).

Evgeniya completed a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art in 2016 at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Evgeniya is currently engaged in the Artist-in-Studio Scheme with Cork Arts Support Team. This scheme is associated with National Sculpture Factory and is designed to support emerging artists.


About Tyrone Guthrie Centre
The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig is a residential workplace for artists, dedicated to supporting and facilitating creativity within a welcoming, home-like and trusted environment. Here artists can find peace and quiet to develop their work, together with the stimulation of living alongside other artists from all disciplines, enabling a rich cross-fertilization of ideas.

Situated in a beautiful, tranquil setting amid the lakes and drumlins of County Monaghan the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, is the ideal location to bring focus to your artistic work. Annaghmakerrig House, or ‘The Big House’ as it is affectionately known, accommodates up to eleven residents in comfortable rooms. Eight studio spaces are also available along with a performance/dance space and a new print studio.


Wake Up | Sofia Swatek and Sylwia Malinowska at In_spire Galerie, Dublin

17 February 2018 at 6:30 pm

In_spire Galerie is delighted to invite you to an evening of art and poetry. “Wake Up” is a collaboration between artist Sofia Monika Swatek and poet Sylwia K.Malinowska. During this unique event you will be able to experience a female perspective, emotions, and thoughts hidden behind brush strokes combined with words. Sometimes you discover that every day situations are full of meaning if you make and effort to stop, watch, and wake up.

In_spire Galerie
56 Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin
T: 085 277 9024
E: info@inspiregalerie.com
W: inspiregalerie.com/en/