18 artists have been awarded prestigious Next Generation bursaries by the Arts Council – the programme recognises and promotes a selection of artists from different disciplines, such as traditional arts, music, dance, film, theatre and literature, with the bursary affording them the time they need to develop their practice.
The recipients are:
Kevin Breathnach, Myrid Carten, Lauren Foley, Kerry Guinan, Dean Kavanagh & Anja Mahler, Eleanor McCaughey, Jonah McGreevy, Julie Morrissy, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Seoidín O’Sullivan, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Sven Sandberg, Liam Scanlon, Shane Mac an Bhaird, Patrick J Rafter, Eimear Murphy, Karen Cogan.
Arts Council Director Orlaith McBride said: “What makes the Next Generation award special is that it identifies an artist at an early but pivotal moment in his or her career. The Arts Council’s investment buys them time, and the opportunity to engage with mentors or other supports that we hope will have a transformative impact on their work in future years.”
For more information on the recipients visit: rte.ie/…