“Kerry is a County with a wealth of culture; it has a rich and diverse arts sector. Kerry is renowned internationally for its literary tradition, its wealth of music, traditional arts and visual arts.

The unsurpassable scenery and living traditions in art have inspired the artistic nature of the people for many generations.”

– The Arts Office of Kerry County Council

The Kerry programme is promoted as Creative Ireland Kerry and is informed by a Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 http://www.kerrycoco.ie/arts/creative-ireland/

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Exhibitions & Events

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Kerry Artists in their own words…

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Key Kerry Projects…

Creative Spaces Kerry
Creative Ireland Kerry, Kerry County Council, in association with Ealaíon na Gaeltachta, is currently researching the need for the development of work spaces for creative practitioners in Kerry. This is an all-of-county research project. The Creative Ireland Kerry Office at Kerry County Council is a calling on communities and creatives to email Kerrycreativespaces@gmail.com to contact Vincent O’Shea, Consultant who has been engaged to consult on the need for creative spaces in Kerry.
Kerry Visual Artists Showcase
Kerry Visual Artists Showcase will open on Culture Night September 21st 2019 at the Department of Culture, Heritage & The Gaeltacht in Killarney. Kerry artists Norman McCloskey, Des Fitzgerald, James Hayes, Julie Lovett, Kaye Maahs, Lisa Fingleton, and Nicole Tilley will show until Thursday 31st October.
Creative Start Training
A Creative Start Training Programme in association with Local Enterprise Office Kerry as part of the Creative Ireland Kerry programme is currently being planned for 2019 and will focus on emerging artists and creatives, keen to develop market and client opportunities. More later in the year.

Key Resources for Kerry Artists

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