5. Column. Emily Mark Fitzgerald.
6. Column. Jonathan Carroll.
7. Column. Mark Fisher.
7. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note. The latest developments in the arts sector.
8. News. The latest developments in the arts sector.
9. Regional Profile. Visual arts resources and activity in Cork.
14. Regional Profile, Iron Age. James Hayes Discusses his Iron R Research Project. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
16. Profile. A Red Thread. Joanne Laws discusses ‘working. drawing’ at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
17. Issue. Audience Development. Dr Ian Fillis puts forward his ideas on audience development in the arts. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
18.Interview. Bob Collins. Pauline Hadaway interviews Bob Collins about his new role as Chair of the Arts Council Northern Ireland.
19. Critique. Our 4 page Critique Supplement features six reviews of exhibitions, events, publications and projects – that are either current or have recently taken place in Ireland.
23. Profile. The Artist-Led Scene in Sligo. Shane Finan looks at developments in the Sligo art scene.
24. Residency Profile. I’m Squatting in Your Condo. Keef Winter describes his recent residency in Tokyo
25. How I Made. Hall of Mirrors. Ann Cleary talks about Connolly Cleary’s collaborative exhibition at Farmleigh House.
26. Residency Profile. Ebb and Flow. Katie Holten discusses her recent residency at A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans. Archived in our ‘Articles’ section.
28. Opportunities. All the lastest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
30. Interview. Sarah Pierce talks to Annie Fletcher about curating eva International 2012.
32. Profile. Labour Intensive. Liz Burns profiles the day-long performance/live art event, LABOUR.
33. Regional Contacts. Visual Artists Ireland’s regional contacts report from the field.
33. Art in Public. Public art commissions; site-specific works; socially-engaged practices and other forms of art outside the gallery.
34. Residency Profile. Fire Away. Claire Muckian discusses her recent residency at Guldagergaard, Denmark.
35. How I Made. In Vitae Fantastic. Milada Bacik considers her recent exhibition at The Drawing Room.
Ireland will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January 2013 to the end of June 2013. To mark this, the Arts Council will run a special programme in partnership with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and with financial support from the Department of the Taoiseach. The Arts Council programme will feature arts events and activities taking place in Ireland from 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013 inclusive that reflect local arts partnership and that feature a high level of public participation and access.
Thematically the Arts Council programme will connect the efforts by artists and arts organisations in Ireland to work in collaboration with their colleagues and partners in other European countries, and to link this to their contribution to local artistic creativity, arts participation and programming. The Arts Council’s programme will be as decentralised as possible, and the range of events and initiatives will bring attention to the diversity of artistic practice undertaken by artists and arts organisations based in Ireland in co-operation with their colleagues based elsewhere in Europe.
The Arts Council hopes to use this short period to invest in artistic and professional relationships that may resource artistic work and projects beyond the period of the Presidency, and to raise awareness of the new generation of EU funding programmes that will run from 2014 to 2020. A number of strands of the Arts Council Programme for Ireland’s Presidency of the EU are open to competitive application. These are the Local Partnership Scheme, the Festivals and Events Scheme and the Deis Award – full details on the Arts Council website.
In addition to the above competitive strand for festivals, the Arts Council is working in partnership with a fixed number of large scale festivals that run during the Presidency. These include the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, the Bealtaine Festival and Cork Mid Summer Festival. The fourth strand of the Arts Council programme focuses on Young People and the Arts. The final strand of the Arts Council programme will showcase a small number of arts organisations in Ireland that have made a big commitment over the years to ‘creating a common European cultural space’, adding value to arts and culture at a European level, while simultaneously contributing to sustainable local and national arts development in Ireland. Through this strand, the Arts Council aims to shine a light on the collaborative work at a European level undertaken by Irish arts organisations such as the National Sculpture Factory, the Improvised Music Company, Dance Ireland and Cló Ceardlan na gCnoc.
This final strand will also feature a number of professional networking events, the largest of which will be the Spring Plenary Meeting 2013 of the IETM network of contemporary performing arts. These will enable a range of artists and arts organisations in Ireland to engage with European cultural issues and opportunities, and to maintain and invest in their artistic and professional relationships with colleagues elsewhere in Europe.
Overall, the Arts Council hopes to promote discourse regarding the implementation of the cultural legislation within the Treaty on European Union as well as the practicalities of enabling greater participation by Irish citizens in European funding programmes.
Culture Ireland is also running a programme to mark Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which offers an opportunity to expand the reach of Irish culture to new audiences and to build on the presence of Irish artists at key European festivals and venues abroad. The deadline for application to Culture Ireland is 15 August 2012.
Friday June 15, 2012 – Friday June 15, 2012
As part of Get Together 2012, we are organising tours of the EVA Biennial. We will have a number of tours which you will need to pre-register for. These are walking tours which will start from the Limerick College of Art & Design Campus. To participate you must be pre-registered with Get Together 2012. You will be provided with an identity bracelet at the registration desk on the day of the event.
Packing bag to hit the road later today up to Derry for this important seminar, led by Arts Council Public Affairs Officer, Fiona MacMillan. The seminar will look at the new Assembly elected last month. What will be in the Programme for Government and where will the arts fit in? What are the priorities of the new Minister and the CAL Committee? How can we keep the arts on the political agenda?
Check our twitter account for live updates from the event.