While we all value the plays, concerts, films and exhibitions we experience, the novels and poetry of our writers, and the workshops our children participate in, it’s important every now and then to take the time to recognise the people responible for creating that cultural wealth. In recognition of the enormous contribution to the county made by people who work in the arts, Leitrim County Council held Leitrim Arts Awards in 2011 and 2013.
The recipients in 2011 were Playwright, poet and broadcaster Vincent Woods, Filmmaker Johnny Gogan, Dancer Edwina Guckian, Musicians Yvonne, Lisa, Orla, Niamh and Sarah, and amateu drama enthusiast Fr. Patsy Young.
In 2013, recipients were visual artist Jackie McKenna, architect Dominic Stevens; singer Eleanor Shanley, actor David Rawle and founder of the Breffni Players Angus Dunne.
Since the development of Creaitve Frame, Leitrim County Council has incorpporated the Leitrim Arts Awards into the annual Christmas Meet-up for Creative Frame members, where we draw attention to some of the incredible projects that Leitrim artists have undertaken with Leitrim County Council in the previous 12 months.
To see some of the wonderful work undertaken by recipients, please visit the Arts Office Youtube page.
For further information, please contact Leslie Ryan at email@example.com.