New report highlights positive health and wellbeing impacts of arts and creativity in later life

Arts and creativity has an important role to play in health and wellbeing in later life and can help improve physical, psychological, and social health and wellbeing in older adults, a new report published by the Institute of Public Health (IPH) has found. The report, ‘Arts and Creativity in Later Life: Implications for Public Health […]

Bealtaine Festival brings arts celebrations to nursing homes this Friday

Nursing homes will be celebrating the creative talents of residents this coming Friday, 21st May, through the inaugural National Arts in Nursing Homes Day. The initiative is part of Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival and is taking place in partnership with Nursing Homes Ireland. Nursing home residents have been busy creating artworks to display as part […]

Calling artists and community arts organisations to apply for funding

The second round of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts, has been launched with a call for artists and arts organisations to apply for funding. The all-island Begin Together Arts Fund will make a total of €1 million in arts funding available over three years, awarded to projects that […]

Creative Climate Action fund launched by Minister Catherine Martin

Today Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin TD launched Creative Climate Action on behalf of the Creative Ireland Programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. This new fund invites local authorities and creative practitioners to put their skills of engagement to the cultural challenge of […]

Two new degree courses provide golden opportunity for design and crafts students

The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) has announced an exciting new partnership with Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) that will see the creation of two new degree courses for students. The redesign and further development of the DCCI courses in Ceramics Skills & Design and Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design will mark a […]

Leading international and local artists capture the magic of Birr Castle Demesne

As part of their 400-year celebrations of the Parsons Family living at Birr Castle Demesne, Lord and Lady Rosse of Birr Castle are delighted to host the 2020 “Through the Artist’s Eye at Birr Castle Demesne” Exhibition taking place now for six weeks at Birr Castle Demesne and also available to view online.   The Exhibition will […]

FilmOffaly Professional Development Scheme – Offaly Writers and Film Professionals

FilmOffaly are searching for emerging Offaly writers and filmmakers to take part in a Professional Development Programme. The program aims to support writers of natural talent with unique and original voices by providing them with an insight into writing for Film, Television and Screen media along with an overview of the film industry from a […]

Top independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick for online masterclass

Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick is delighted to announce that top American, independent film producer Alicia Van Couvering will join us Wednesday 29th April at  4pm for a free online film masterclass on creative producing. The masterclass is the latest in the Wednesday Workshops series and is open to anyone in the Mid-West with […]

Acclaimed Offaly based artist in spotlight at Ireland’s largest art fair

Acclaimed glass artist and sculptor, Michelle O’Donnell, whose work is in the White House collection, will bring her collection to Art Source, Ireland’s largest art fair, at the RDS from November 15-17. Pieces by the Rhode, Co Offaly-based O’Donnell represent finding light in the dark and reflect on the inherent and often unnoticed positivity and […]

Award-winning Author & Journalist Rosita Boland set to host for Immrama Festival Literary Breakfast

The 2019 Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore County Waterford is set to host senior features writer and author Rosita Boland for the festivals annual Literary Breakfast. Rosita Boland is Senior Features Writer, specialising in human interest stories. She was a 2009 Nieman Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. She’s […]

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