Artist Mentorship Programme 2019 - Applications now open
The Artist’s Mentorship programme is designed to support the development of Leitrim based emerging and established professional artists from any arts discipline who have identified particular gaps in their knowledge and expertise. The programme achieves this by providing funding to a leading professional to help the applicant make the next steps in their development.
SPARK - call for artists
Leitrim County Council is currently seeking interest from artists interested in taking part in SPARK, a 6-month artist-in-residence programme which this year will be based in Merenda, a company in Manorhamilton that produces wood veneer products for clients worldwide.
SPARK is a partnership project of Leitrim County Council’s Arts Office and Local Enterprise Office and is supported by the Arts Council. It is aimed at artists who are interested in working in new environments and companies who are interested in collaborating with artists and promoting creativity within their organisations.
Artists wishing to apply for Spark should email firstname.lastname@example.org to declare their interest in the programme before Monday 13th May. Interested artists will then be invited to a site visit where they will have the opportunity to meet with management and staff, leading to a better understanding of the programme and the company before submitting a proposal towards the end of June. The residency takes place over 35 days between July and December.
Creative Ireland Open Call - application workshops
The Creative Ireland Open Call is a countywide open call to everyone involved in the culture and creative sectors to develop high quality projects and programmes that enable groups and individuals to explore their creativity and develop and encourage greater access, knowledge and appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage. We particularly welcome project proposals that involve groups that have had little or no previous involvement in creative projects for any reason such as economic, geographic, or just having lacked awareness or opportunity. In such instances we will endeavour to give whatever advice and assistance we can to ensure your project can achieve the best possible experience for everyone involved. In order to help applicants, a series of three public meetings are being held to provide advice and assistance to help ensure projects being planned can achieve the best possible experience for everyone involved. Whether you are a member of a community or youth group interested in developing a project, or a practicioner who would like to work with a group, these meetings will be of interest to you.
- The Dock, Carrick on Shannon - Wednesday 8th May at 8pm
- Ballinamore Library - Thursday 9th May at 8pm
- The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton - Friday 10th May at 8pm
Do you have an idea for Culture Night?
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 20th September 2019. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes extend their opening hours and organise special and unique events and workshops which are available to the public free of charge.
Culture Night is particularly suited to venues seeking to encourage new patrons and organisations such as choirs, theatre companies or book clubs who might like to host an open night with novel or exciting activities designed to enlist new members. So if you are interested in organising or hosting a Culture Night event we would like to hear from you.
Save the date – June 15th – Cruinniú na nÓg celebrating creativity in young people
Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 - the national day of creativity for children and young people - will take place on Saturday 15th June this year. The model is similar to Culture Night except that events are held during the day, making them much more accessible to children and young people. Events will take place all over the county so see what's happening and plan your day. While all events are free. numbers are limited for most events soadvance booking will be neccessary.
2019 filmmakers bursaries - call for applications.
Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils work together with filmmakers from the three counties to enable the film sector here to grow and develop. Each of the three local authorities involved in this project recognise the value of film as an artform and the contribution that film can make to the region - socially, culturally and economically. In adopting a regional approach, we recognise that we can achieve a lot more by harnessing the capacity, resources and energy of agencies and practitioners of all three counties. As part of that, for 2019, we are providing two bursary programmes for filmmakers based in Sligo, Leitrim or Roscommon.