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Write Now - 3 Writers - 3 writing forms - December 9th Castlebar


(General Council)
Write Now, a Mayo Art Service and Film Mayo event focusing on writing including presentations and an opportunity of mentoring sessions will take place on Saturday 9th December in Castlebar.

In the morning there will be presentations by three professional writers; Elizabeth Reapy (fiction writer), Eugene O’Brien (screenwriter) and Eva O’Connor (playwright).

This is an opportunity for established or budding Mayo writers to come along and enjoy presentations focusing on three different writing forms. Contact Mayo Arts Service to book a place for the presentations. This is a free event.

In the afternoon there is an opportunity to avail of one on one mentoring. There are three slots available with each of the three writers. Places are limited and if you are interested in a one on one session specific material is required by Thursday 30th of November.


Write Now - 3 Writers - 3 writing forms - December 9th Castlebar-read the full story.

Posted: 21/11/2017

Excel 2017


(General Council)
EXCEL 2017 is Mayo County Council Arts Service’s annual celebration of young people’s creativity (ages 13-19). This year we have fabulous events taking place in November. We have a particular emphasis on youth drama and theatre. We have also teamed up with the various Art Venues in Mayo to provide a wide range of arts activities throughout the County. Activities include film screenings, talks, tours, workshops in graffiti, printing and drawing. We also have a series of workshops and masterclasses taking place with specific youth organisations throughout Mayo.



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Posted: 24/10/2017

Awards deadline announced 2017


(General Council)
Amateur Drama, Music Recording, Tyrone Guthrie and Film Mayo awards 2017. Now open for application.Deadline: 6 November 2017.

For more information and application forms http://www.mayococo.ie/en/Services/ArtsOffice/Whatwedo/Funding/
Or contact Mayo Arts Service:T:094 9047558,E:mayoarts@mayococo.ie.


Awards deadline announced 2017-read the full story.

Posted: 12/10/2017

Mayo County Council Arts Plan 2018 - 2022


(General Council)
Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently developing a new five-year strategic arts plan for the county, which will be produced early next year. We are actively seeking the views of those involved and interested in the arts, at all levels, within the county. We would welcome your contribution by Friday 24th of November 2017.

Mayo County Council Arts Plan 2018 - 2022-read the full story.

Posted: 26/09/2017

Mayo Artists Network - Professional Development Programme


(General Council)
Mayo Arts Office is delighted to announce a series of Professional Development opportunities for artists from September to December 2017. Including talks, mentoring, presentations and courses. All of these events are free. See full list and booking details.

Mayo Artists Network - Professional Development Programme-read the full story.

Posted: 11/09/2017

Culture Night 2017 will take place on 22nd September


(General Council)
Culture Night 2017 will take place on 22nd September. Full brochure available to download.

Culture Night 2017 will take place on 22nd September-read the full story.

Posted: 22/08/2017

TÍR SÁILE SYMPOSIUM


(General Council)
SAVE THE DATE

TÍR SÁILE SYMPOSIUM
13th and 14th OCT 2017
Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet


TÍR SÁILE SYMPOSIUM-read the full story.

Posted: 14/08/2017

Tír Sáile Residency Programme – selected artists


(General Council)
Mayo County Council and Aras Inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre are delighted to announce the artists who have secured the three public art projects/residencies related to the redevelopment of the Tír Sáile initiative in Erris, County Mayo.

Gareth Kennedy will be working in Carrowteige. Noah Rose and Selma Makela will work together in Belmullet and Joanna Hopkins wil be based at Claggan Island. At the same time Dorothy Cross will also be working on a research project in the area during the Summer and it is hoped a significant new commission will be realised following on from this in the future.


Tír Sáile Residency Programme – selected artists-read the full story.

Posted: 10/05/2017

Poetry Day Ireland 2017 Podcast


(General Council)
If you missed Mayo County Council Arts office and Mid West Radio's, Poetry Day Ireland 2017 celebrations, you can listen to the podcast here.

Poetry Day Ireland 2017 Podcast-read the full story.

Posted: 03/05/2017

Bealtaine 2017 programme


(General Council)
Bealtaine 2017 programme

This is the twenty-second year of Bealtaine, Ireland's national celebration of creativity as we age – co-ordinated nationally by Age and Opportunity (an agency set up to challenge negative attitudes to ageing and to promote greater participation by older people in society). Bealtaine aims to involve older people in the arts, through expression and active participation. It also encourages older people to engage as an experienced audience for all art forms.

During May 2017 Mayo County Council Arts Office have organised a programme of events for Mayo citizens, including exhibitions, music, theatre, Masterclasses and participatory workshops.


Bealtaine 2017 programme-read the full story.

Posted: 27/04/2017

Castlebar Pool public art commission


(General Council)
Mayo County Council invites submissions for a public art project at the new Castlebar Pool site, County Mayo.
Budget - €45,000
Deadline - Monday 8th May


Castlebar Pool public art commission-read the full story.

Posted: 27/03/2017

UPSTART 2017.


(General Council)
Mayo County Council’s Arts Office is now inviting applications for UPSTART 2017, a programme of arts activities in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which takes place annually on 3rd December. Applications should be submitted no later than Wednesday 3rd May 2017.

UPSTART 2017.-read the full story.

Posted: 23/03/2017

Mayo Youth Theatre present – I’ll Be Your Mirror.


(General Council)
Mayo Youth Theatre present – I’ll Be Your Mirror.

Dates: Friday 7th & Saturday 8th April 2017

Time: 8pm

Venue: Ballina Arts Centre, 096 73593, www.ballinartscentre.com

Tickets: € 10/€8 plus * concession rate of €5 for youth theatres


Mayo Youth Theatre present – I’ll Be Your Mirror.-read the full story.

Posted: 20/03/2017

Mayo Arts Office and Mid West Radio celebrate Poetry Day Ireland – Thursday April 27th


(General Council)
Mayo Arts Office and Mid West Radio celebrate Poetry Day Ireland – Thursday April 27th.
Tune in to hear Mayo Arts Office and Mid West Radio, celebrate Poetry Day Ireland, an initiative of Poetry Ireland.

To celebrate Poetry Day Ireland 2017, poets Geraldine Mitchell and John F Deane, will read some of their poetry on Tommy Marren’s show on Midwest radio (96.1fm) at 9.30am on Thursday 27th of April.


Mayo Arts Office and Mid West Radio celebrate Poetry Day Ireland – Thursday April 27th -read the full story.

Posted: 20/03/2017

Archiving Activism: A Project by Breda Burns


(General Council)
Archiving Activism Drop-in Days:

Were you involved in establishing or running art projects, festivals or exhibitions in either Mayo or Sligo from the 1970's through to the 1990's? If so, artist Breda Burns would like to meet you! If anyone has memories, stories or printed material they would like to share with the project or are interested in finding out more about it, Breda will hold a drop-in day on the 22nd of March in the Custom House Studios. All are welcome!


Archiving Activism: A Project by Breda Burns-read the full story.

Posted: 13/03/2017

Three €10,000 artist residency opportunities in North Mayo


(General Council)
Three €10,000 artist residency opportunities in North Mayo

Mayo County Council and Aras Inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre invites submissions for three public art projects/residencies in Erris, County Mayo.
This is an exciting opportunity for artists to work with communities and revisit some of the Tír Sáile sculpture trail sites with new artistic vision and approaches to contemporary public art practice.

Deadline 6th April 2017


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Posted: 22/02/2017

Inaugural Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Recipient Announced


(General Council)
Film Mayo is delighted to announce that scriptwriter Jennifer Davidson is the recipient of their inaugural Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie bursary. The bursary was open to filmmakers born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan.

Inaugural Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Recipient Announced-read the full story.

Posted: 04/01/2017

Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2016 Recipients Announced


(General Council)
Every year Mayo County Council offers two bursary awards to artists born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, CountyMonaghan. Each bursary covers the costs for a two-week period, plus the use of a studio if relevant. This year’s successful applicants are theatre practitioner and artist Áine O’Hara, and visual artist Conor O’Grady.

Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2016 Recipients Announced-read the full story.

Posted: 05/01/2017

Amateur Drama Award Recipients 2016 announced!


(General Council)
The Railway Theatre Group, have been awarded the Mayo County Council Amateur Drama Award for 2016.

Amateur Drama Award Recipients 2016 announced!-read the full story.

Posted: 04/01/2017

UPSTART: A PROGRAMME OF EVENTS CELEBRATING - International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016


(General Council)
Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is nationally recognised for its Arts & Disability work and has been leading, supporting and developing relevant programmes throughout Mayo and beyond. In 2010 the Arts Service initiated the UPSTART scheme, centred around International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd.

This scheme provides support for arts projects/events in Mayo which provide access to quality arts experiences for people with disabilities in their own locality.

This year, six projects received funding through the UPSTART scheme. Each project is currently being developed and will come to fruition on or around December 3rd 2016.

Read on to find out about this year's projects.


UPSTART: A PROGRAMME OF EVENTS CELEBRATING - International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016-read the full story.

Posted: 29/11/2016

Recipients of Music Recording Assistance Award 2016 Announced


(General Council)
Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is delighted to announce Breda Mayock and Laura Ryder as the recipients of this year’ Music Recording Assistance Awards.

Read on to find out more about the musicians.


Recipients of Music Recording Assistance Award 2016 Announced-read the full story.

Posted: 29/11/2016

Mayo County Council’s Arts Office is now inviting applications for UPSTART 2016, a programme of arts activities in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which takes place annually on 3rd December. Closes Friday 29th April 2016.


(General Council)
Mayo County Council’s Arts Office is now inviting applications for UPSTART 2016, a programme of arts activities in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which takes place annually on 3rd December.
Mayo County Council’s Arts Office has made a considerable commitment to the development of quality Arts and Disability activity in County Mayo. Since 2010, the Arts Office has provided funding for 29 collaborative projects with arts organizations, artists, disability organizations/ groups of disabled people to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
In 2015, events took place in Belmullet, Castlebar, Turlough and Westport. These included collaborative projects between artists, groups of people with disabilities and arts venues in Mayo. Particpating artists were: visual artists Caroline Masterson, Grainne O’Reilly, Roger Harley and Breda Murphy, musicians Mary Curran, Fiona Lavin and Debbie Beirne, poet Paul Durcan working with Irish Sign Language Interpreter Mairéad Hegarty. Participating groups were: Western Care (Erris), St. Anthony’s school (Castlebar), Scannán Group (Ballina), Luisne Art Group (Ballinrobe), Carrowbeg Enterprises (Westport) . Mayo Arts Venues included: Áras Inis Gluaire/ Belmullet Arts Centre, The Linenhall, The Custom House Studios and the café at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life which hosted an UPSTART exhibition. A wide variety of projects were undertaken and wonderful outcomes included exhibitions, theatre performances and an animated film. For information on all UPSTART projects see: http://www.mayococo.ie/en/Services/ArtsOffice/Whatwedo/Programming/ArtsDisability/index.aspx
The UPSTART programme has been imaginatively embraced and interpreted by artists, arts organisations and people with disabilities. It has lead to excellent artistic and participatory outcomes. Renowned poet Paul Durcan said of his reading in the Linenhall “I reckon I have been giving public readings for 52 years but Thursday night was something else - something new and amazing to me and so long as I have a memory I will cherish every minute of it....”
The Arts Office is now inviting proposals for projects/events that will take place in 2016. Proposals can come from:
• Venues which participated in Mayo County Council’s Disability Arts Programme.
• Artists who have participated in Disability Equality Training.
• Professional disabled artists.
• Groups of disabled people interested in working with a particular professional artist and/or venue to develop a project.

Proposals will be assessed by an expert external panel and funding will be awarded accordingly. Proposals should be submitted no later than Friday 29th April 2016. Funding is intended to support any of the following:

• An event to celebrate arts and disability
• A workshop (or series of workshops) with a local group of people with disabilities.
• A performance for an invited audience of a work in progress/ event (film, theatre, dance, music, choral or other event) by a group of people with disabilities, which has come about through collaboration with a professional disabled artist or artists experienced in the area of disability.
• A main stream performance that will be made accessible for an audience of people with disabilities.
• An exhibition/performance by a disabled artist/ group of artists.

For more information and details of how to apply please contact Damien O’Connor, Disability Arts Coordinator at Mayo County Council Arts Office at the following email address doconnor@mayococo.ie


Mayo County Council’s Arts Office is now inviting applications for UPSTART 2016, a programme of arts activities in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which takes place annually on 3rd December. Closes Friday 29th April 2016. -read the full story.

Posted: 11/03/2016

The Arts Office

Mayo County Council
Áras an Chontae
Castlebar
Mayo
F23 WF90
Phone: (094)9024444 Arts Office: 7558, 7471 Public Art Coordinator: 7561 Disability Arts Coordinator: 7551
Email: mayoarts@mayococo.ie
Open: Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and 2:00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Follow us on facebook @ Mayo Arts Office or Twitter @MayoArtsOffice

Culture Night 2017 will take place on 22nd September


(General Council)
Culture Night 2017 will take place on 22nd September. Full brochure available to download.

Culture Night 2017 will take place on 22nd September-read the full story.

Posted: 22/08/2017

Culture Night 2017 will take place on 22nd September


(General Council)
Culture Night 2017 will take place on 22nd September. Full brochure available to download.

Culture Night 2017 will take place on 22nd September-read the full story.

Posted: 22/08/2017

Professional Development for Artists


(General Council)
'CONNECT' Illustrated talk/workshop on digital art for artists. Louise O'Boyle. Fri 29th Sept . 5-7pm. Custom House Studios, Westport.

Securing Funding for Projects, talk/workshop for artists. Eamonn Maxwell. Tuesday 24th Oct. 2-6pm. Mayo Arts Office, Castlebar.

Extended Mentoring sessions. Eamonn Maxwell . Wed 25th Oct. 9am -6pm (one hour each session). Mayo Arts Office, Castlebar.

Approaching Galleries, talk/workshop for artists. Eamon Maxwell. Thurs 26th Oct. 10–1pm. Ballina Arts Centre.

Fake Public Art Panel. Aideen Barry and Gaynor Seville. Fri 17th Nov. 10.30 – 5pm. Lough Lannagh, Castlebar.

Training in use of Sketchup. Cathal Murphy. Sat 18th Nov . 9.30– 4.30pm. Lough Lannagh, Castlebar.

Arts Technician and Art Handling course. Eoghain Wynn. Tues 5th of Dec. 10am to 5pm. Charlestown Arts Centre.


Professional Development for Artists-read the full story.

Posted: 20/09/2017

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