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Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2010


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council are offering two special bursary awards to artists born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan

Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2010-read the full story.

Posted: 01/04/2010

National Music Day 2010


(Arts & Culture)
National Music Day is a day long celebration of music throughout Ireland, coordinated by Music Network.

National Music Day 2010-read the full story.

Posted: 26/03/2010

Mayo County Council Music Recording Assistance Award 2009 - Recipients Announced


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council’s Music Recording Assistance Award 2009 - Classical pianist Maria McGarry and Grace Notes Choir

Mayo County Council Music Recording Assistance Award 2009 - Recipients Announced-read the full story.

Posted: 01/03/2009

Amateur Drama Award 2009 - Recipient announced!


(Arts & Culture)
The Erris Players have been awarded the Mayo County Council Amateur Drama Award for 2009.

Amateur Drama Award 2009 - Recipient announced!-read the full story.

Posted: 25/03/2009

Oska Bright ON THE ROAD


(Arts & Culture)
The International Film Festival by and for people with learning disabilities comes to County Mayo!
Tuesday 1st December 2009


Oska Bright ON THE ROAD-read the full story.

Posted: 09/11/2009

Excel 09 – Youth Arts Programme draws to a close

Mayo County Council’s EXCEL 09, is a developmental programme of arts events for teenagers and young adults across the county. The programme focuses on supporting and developing the skills of young people with specific arts interests, while also providing opportunities for young Mayo people to get involved in quality arts events during the month of November through a number of open workshops.

Following the previous six year’s very successful programmes, EXCEL 09 worked directly with a number of groups, including Mayo Youth Orchestra, Mayo Youth Theatre, Achill Pipe Bands, Swinford Variety Group, Cór Croí Naofa, Parke Youth Arts and Drama Group, Kiltimagh No Name Club, Colaiste Chomain, Rosdumhach and Mayo Writer’s Block providing specialist workshops and masterclasses to support the work of these groups.

The programme also included theatre performances and workshops with TEAM Educational Theatre Company in Mount St Micheal Secondary School, Claremorris, St Mary’s Secondary School, Ballina, and St. Josephs Secondary School, Castlebar. 

‘Following the Whitethorn’ a Michael Fortune film, made in Ballinrobe and the surrounding areas was screened in St. Brendan’s College, Belmullet, McHale College, Achill and Ballinrobe Community School. 

As well as the direct Masterclasses with existing groups, the theatre performances and workshops and screenings there were a number of ‘open’ events.   This year open events focused on Traditional Music Technique and Portfolio Preparation.  These events were open to anybody between the ages of 13 and 19 and were again extremely popular.  

The programme aims annually to offer challenging opportunities and fun in equal measure.  If your youth group would like to get involved in future excel programmes you need to call the Mayo Arts Office.  The number to call for more information is 094 90 24444 ext 7560 & 7558, or alternatively you can e-mail: mayoarts@mayococo.ie.  Mayo Arts Office would like to thank all who facilitated and participated in the programme and who worked ant making excel 2009 one of the most successful to date. 

EXCEL 09 – EXCELlent line-up for Youth Arts Programme

Mayo County Council’s EXCEL 09, is a developmental programme of arts events for teenagers and young adults across the county. The programme focuses on supporting and developing the skills of young people with specific arts interests, while also providing opportunities for young Mayo people to get involved in quality arts events during the month of November through a number of open workshops in traditional music and portfolio preparation talk, much more. 

Following the previous six year’s very successful programmes, EXCEL 09 will work directly with a number of groups, including Mayo Youth Orchestra, Mayo Youth Theatre and Achill Pipe Bands, Swinford Variety Group, Cór Croí Naofa and Mayo Writer’s Block providing specialist workshops and masterclasses to support the work of these groups.

As well as the direct Masterclasses with existing groups, there will be a number of ‘open’ events.   These events are open to anybody between the ages of 13 and 19 and are really popular.  It is hoped this year’s programme will offer challenging opportunities and fun in equal measure.  The number of participants in each workshop is limited and to get involved you need to call the arts office and book your place to avoid disappointment.  The number to call for more information and bookings is 094 90 24444 ext 7560 & 7558, or alternatively you can e-mail: mayoarts@mayococo.ie.

OPEN EVENTS INCLUDE:

ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS IS FREE. BOOKING IS ADVISED FOR ALL EVENTS.

For a programme of events and further information please contact the Arts Office, tel: 094 90 24444 ext 7560 & 7558, e-mail: mayoarts@mayococo.ie

Traditional Music Workshop for young musicians in Ballina

Saturday 7th November 11.00am – 2.30pm

Ballina Arts Centre, Arran Place, Ballina

Tommy Doherty and John McHugh will conduct an open workshop.

This is an open session and open invitation to all young musicians to come and join a professional accordian player and professional Fiddle player for a fun open workshop aimed at improving skills and techniques in playing traditional music.

Portfolio Preparation

Thursday 26th November

2 sessions 9.30am and 11.30am

Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina Civic Offices, Arran Place, Ballina

An expert panel will provide information on portfolio preparation for young people wishing to go to Art College. This will be an interactive talk with opportunities to ask questions to the panel.

Frank Bissette from National College of Art and Design, poet and visual artist Alice Lyons and Lizzie Kinsella from Sligo IT will make up the panel on the morning.

excel 2009 word

excel 09 pdf

Unique International Theatre Company to visit Castlebar.

Mayo County Council Arts Office is delighted to present The Lawnmower’s Independent Theatre Company at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Thursday 12th November at 8pm.

The Lawnmowers are brought to Mayo by the Arts & Disability Networking Pilot, a partnership initiative of the Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland and Mayo County Council Arts Office.

Since 1986 The Lawnmowers has been a vibrant company run by and for people with learning difficulties. The Lawnmowers employ people with learning difficulties and use performance based shows and workshops to lay the foundations for learning disabled people to participate fully in their own society, shape their lives and achieve their aspirations.

This is a unique opportunity to see an internationally recognized theatre company shine in County Mayo – challenging pre-conceptions of what learning disabled theatre can be – an event not to missed.

The Lawnmowers ‘Cabaret of fools’ is a series of beautifully-crafted comic and tragic sketches exploring universal themes such as love, death and memory, using full character mask, commedia dell’arte and clown. Cabaret of fools takes the audience on a wonderful journey into their comical observations of the world.  Their influences include Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Jacques Tati, who were the greatest comic performers of their generation. All the sketches are wordless and very physical, accompanied by an array of wonderful music and beautiful imagery.

Ticket prices are €12.00 and €8.00 concessions. For bookings contact the Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 094 902 3733 or linenhall@anu.ie .

For further information about the Arts and Disability Networking Pilot project contact: The Arts Office, Áras an Contae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co Mayo. 094 90 24444 ext 7558/ 7551. Email mayoarts@mayococo.ie .

 

All Ireland Poetry Day 2009 in Mayo.


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Arts Office, Library Service and Oifig na Gaeilge are delighted to present an evening of poetry with Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill & Geraldine Mitchell in Castlebar at 8pm as part of All Ireland Poetry Day 2009.

All Ireland Poetry Day 2009 in Mayo.-read the full story.

Posted: 09/11/2009

ALTERED IMAGES PROJECT


(Arts & Culture)
ALTERED IMAGES PROJECT

Altered Images is a ground breaking, accessible Visual Arts Project being developed by Mayo County Council in partnership with South Tipperary County Council and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The partners will present a new and unique approach to exhibiting the visual arts.


ALTERED IMAGES PROJECT -read the full story.

Posted: 14/10/2008

Finale to Summer Music Series 2009

Mayo County Council Arts Office Summer Music Series drew to a rapturous close in the spectacular setting of the Friary in Ballyhaunis.  Matt Molloy, John Carty and Art McGlynn treated the audience to a feast traditional music. 

This concert was the last of eight that have taken place during July in towns throughout Mayo. The Series started with the Irish Baroque Orchestra who gave a memorable concert at the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Church Westport.  Combining the famed wildness of spirit of West Mayo music with the jazz and swing rhythms of New York in the 1920’s The David Munnelly Band gave the audience in St. Micheal’s Church Ballina an evening to remember. Emer Mayock, Donal Siggins and Jean Michel Veillon entertained an enthusiastic Louisburgh Parish Hall audience in an intimate concert.  The Sick and Indigent Song Club, a collection of talented musicians who play old time music dipping into a diverse range of styles played The Town Hall Arts centre Charlestown, to a great reception.  Elizabeth Cooney and Redmond O’Toole gave a wonderfully moving concert in the idyllic setting of St Thomas’s Church, Dugort. Ebony Steelband, from London performed an outdoor concert in Market Square bringing the sound of the Caribbean to a sunny Castlebar.  Áras Inis Gluaire, the Arts Centre in Belmullet hosted Meteor award winning Mick Flannery who shared his songs in an understated but powerful manner. The series finale was in Ballyhaunis with three giants of traditional music, Matt Molloy, John Carty and Art McGlynn. 

The Summer Music Series catered for many tastes with a diverse eclectic programme featuring some of the finest local, national and international musicians. The Summer Music Series traversed many musical genres, from folk to classical, from Old Time Country to Traditional, from Jamacian Steelpan to rock.  Venues ranged from parish halls to Churches and each venue drew an eager audience, some following the beat of music to each event.

Mayo County Council Arts Office was delighted with the Summer Music Series and would like to thank all those involved and all that attended the series. If you would like to find out more about the series please contact the Arts Office 094 9024444, exts 7558 & 7560, or e-mail: mayoarts@mayococo.ie

Summer Music Series 2009 Brochure


(Arts & Culture)
Please click on the link below for a copy of the Summer Music Series 2009 Brochure.


Summer Music Series 2009 Brochure-read the full story.

Posted: 29/06/2009

An unmissable month of music – Mayo County Council Summer Music Series 2009


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council's Summer Music Series will feature eight musical performances in venues all around the county. Achill, Castlebar, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Westport, Ballina, Charlestown and Louisburgh are all stops on the Summer Music Series in 2009. Many tastes are catered for in an exciting, eclectic programme featuring some of the finest musical talent from local, national and international musicians. Booking is essential and can be done through Mayo County Council Arts Office. All events are free of charge.


An unmissable month of music – Mayo County Council Summer Music Series 2009-read the full story.

Posted: 18/06/2009

Public Art Panel 2009-2011

Mayo County Council wishes to appoint a panel of artists for Public Art Commissions, funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme. Artists are invited to apply for a place on this panel, from which a wide variety of public art commissions will be awarded in 2009 - 2011 (budgets up to €64,000). The panel is open to a wide range of disciplines, including music, dance, drama, literature, film, visual and performing arts. There will be two categories within the panel, one pertaining to commissions of €10,000 to €64,000 and the second pertaining to commissions of under €10,000.

 

An application form is available on www.mayococo.ie or contact Gaynor Seville on 094 90 47561, email gseville@mayococo.ie. To apply, please send completed application form, CV, documentation of your work, this can be in the form of slides (max 12) or images of your work, DVD or Video, Audio tape or manuscript, plus an artist’s statement to:

 

Gaynor Seville

Public Art Co-Ordinator

Mayo County Council Arts Office,

Áras an Chontae,

Castlebar,

Co. Mayo.

tel: 094 90 47561 e-mail: gseville@mayococo.ie

A place on the panel is not a guarantee of a commission.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 13th August 2009.

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Force 12 2009 - A weekend to remember


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Arts Office, in partnership with Áras Inis Gluaire, held the nineteenth Force 12 Writer’s Festival from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June in Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

Force 12 2009 - A weekend to remember-read the full story.

Posted: 19/06/2009

Force 12 2009 Brochure


(Arts & Culture)
Force 12 2009 Brochure - Available to download here.
Please contact the Arts Office for further information about bookings.


Force 12 2009 Brochure-read the full story.

Posted: 25/05/2009

Force 12 2009 - Line-up Confirmed


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce the exciting lineup for the 2009 Force 12 Writers’ Weekend which is taking place this year from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June in Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

Force 12 2009 - Line-up Confirmed-read the full story.

Posted: 11/05/2009

Force 12 2009 Residency Programme


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Arts Office are delighted to announce Éilís Ní Dhuibhne as Force 12 2009 Writer in Residence. Éilís will be working with a number of Writers Groups and schools throughout the county over a two week period, during the month of May and June.

Force 12 2009 Residency Programme-read the full story.

Posted: 11/05/2009

Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo – Bealtaine 2009 Mayo County Council's Arts Office Bealtaine 2009


(Arts & Culture)
Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo – Bealtaine 2009 - Ceiliúradh na Cruthaitheachta sa Seanaois

Mayo County Council's Arts Office Bealtaine 2009 - Celebrating creativity in older age


Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo – Bealtaine 2009 Mayo County Council's Arts Office Bealtaine 2009 -read the full story.

Posted: 21/04/2009

Scéim Réigiúnach Sparánachta Tyrone Guthrie Chomhairle Chontae Mhaigh Eo 2009 / Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2009


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Scéim Réigiúnach Sparánachta Tyrone Guthrie Chomhairle Chontae Mhaigh Eo 2009

Chun foirm iarratais a fháil, déan teagmháil le do thoil le:
Oifig Ealaíon,
Comhairle Chontae Mhaigh Eo,
Teil: (094) 9024444 folíne 7560 nó 7558
Réamhphost: mayoarts@mayococo.ie
Is é an dáta deiridh le foirmeacha iarratais a chur ar ais ná:
Dé hAoine, 24 Aibreán. 2009



Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2009

To receive an application from, please contact
Mayo County Council Arts Office,
Tel: 094 90 24444 ext 7560 or 7558
e-mail: mayoarts@mayococo.ie
The closing date for return of applications forms is: Friday 24th April 2009



Scéim Réigiúnach Sparánachta Tyrone Guthrie Chomhairle Chontae Mhaigh Eo 2009 / Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2009-read the full story.

Posted: 31/03/2009

All-Ireland Poetry Day 2008 events in Mayo.


(Arts & Culture)
Poetry Ireland will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion and to raise consciousness about poetry now and in the future, the organisation propose to have a reading in every county in Ireland on a designated day, Thursday October 2nd and to name this day All-Ireland Poetry Day.

Mayo County Council Arts Office, Mayo County Library and Oifig na Gaeilge are delighted to present three poetry events.

Lunchtime Poetry Reading with Louis de Paor,Castlebar Library, Thursday October 2nd at 1pm

An Evening of Poetry. Castlebar Library, Thursday October 2nd at 7pm
Mayo County Arts Office presents a mouth-watering evening of readings hosted by Mayo County Library, gleaned from a wealth of local and national talent and featuring new and some familiar names from the literary community. The line-up complete will feature Kevin Higgins, Maighread Medbh, Noel Monaghan, Terry McDonagh, Ger Reidy and Aoife Casby.

Mayo’s favourite poem
What is your favourite poem? That is the question that Mayo Library is asking to celebrate Ireland’s first All-Ireland Poetry Day on October 2nd. The library wants you to say in not more than 100 word what is your favourite poem and why.
Please send entries to your local library branch or to Mayo Library HQ, The Mall, Castlebar, Mayo. Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 26th September.



All-Ireland Poetry Day 2008 events in Mayo.-read the full story.

Posted: 18/09/2008

Summer Music Series 2008 Finale


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Summer Music Series 2008 Finale

Summer Music Series 2008 Finale-read the full story.

Posted: 24/06/2008

Force 12 Round-up 2008

FORCE 12

Mayo County Council Arts Office, in partnership with Áras Inis Gluaire, held the eighteenth Force 12 Writer’s Festival from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th June in Belmullet, Co. Mayo. Jessie Lendennie directed the weekend, with a host of well-known writers including Maurice Harmon, Frank Golden, Dave Lordan, Anne Le Marquand Hartigan, Lorna Shaugnessy, Kevin Higgins, Susan Millar Du Mars, Joe Woods, Seamus Cashman, Patrick Cotter, Gerald Dawe, Maighread Medbh, Geraldine Mills and Alan Hayes. Readings by published writer’s took place on Friday night, Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Other readings were held on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. All events took place in Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet Arts Centre and were very well attended by writers and writer’s groups from Mayo and throughout the country.

Workshops included: Publishing (Jessie Lendennie & Alan Hayes), Poetry (Anne Hartigan) and Prose (Geraldine Mills). There was also be a lively panel discussion - "Do you have to be a self-promoter to get published?" moderated by Maurice Harmon. There were readings throughout the weekend and music on Saturday night in An Chéibh.

This year, tribute was paid to Barbara Ennis Price, a great friend of the festival, regular attender – herself a writer. Barbara died earlier this year and was fondly remembered with readings by Joe Woods, a special tribute by Leo Cullen and a reading by her daughter, Ursula Worlock.

This event is organised by Mayo County Council Arts Service.

If you require further information please contact: Mayo County Council Arts Office at 094 9024444, ext. 7558 & 7560.

Force 12 Writers photo
Guest Writers, Force 12 2008.

Group photo Force 12 Writers Weekend
Group Photograph, Force 12 Writers Festival, Belmullet, 6th to 8th June 2008.

Force 12 - Writers’ Festival 2008


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce the exciting line-up for this year's Force 12 Writers' Festival which is taking place from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th June in Belmullet, Co. Mayo. Jessie Lendennie will direct the weekend, with a host of well-known writers including Maurice Harmon, Frank Golden, Dave Lordan, Anne Le Marquand Hartigan, Lorna Shaughnessy, Kevin Higgins, Susan Millar Du Mars, Joe Woods, Seamus Cashman, Patrick Cotter, Gerald Dawe, Maighread Medbh, Geraldine Mills and Alan Hayes. The weekend offers a wonderful programme of readings and workshops as well as opportunities for unpublished writers to read. Writers' groups from all over the country are welcome.

Workshops include: Publishing (Jessie Lendennie & Alan Hayes), Poetry (Anne Hartigan) and Prose (Geraldine Mills). There will also be a lively panel discussion - "Do you have to be a self-promoter to get published?" moderated by Maurice Harmon. There will be readings throughout the weekend and music on Saturday night in An Chéibh.

This event is organised by Mayo County Council Arts Service. Attendance at all events is free. Places are limited, so it is essential to book by Friday 23rd May. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Force 12 - Writers’ Festival 2008-read the full story.

Posted: 30/05/2006

An unmissable month of music – Mayo County Council Summer Music Series 2010


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council's Summer Music Series will feature seven musical performances in venues all around the county. Achill, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Westport, Ballina, Charlestown and Louisburgh are all stops on the Summer Music Series in 2010. Many tastes are catered for in an exciting, eclectic programme featuring some of the finest musical talent is represented in the form of local, national and international musicians. Booking is essential and can be done through Mayo County Council Arts Office. All events are free of charge.

An unmissable month of music – Mayo County Council Summer Music Series 2010-read the full story.

Posted: 17/06/2010

Mayo County Council Bealtaine 2011 - Celebrating creativity in older age


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Mayo County Council Bealtaine 2011 - Celebrating creativity in older age


Mayo County Council Bealtaine 2011 - Celebrating creativity in older age -read the full story.

Posted: 26/04/2011

Mayo Music Education Partnership successfully secure funding for music education in Mayo


(Arts & Culture)
Music Generation, the U2 and Ireland Funds supported National Music Education Programme, have announced that Mayo MEP has been selected to participate in the first round of its funding scheme to support the development of a national music programme. Mayo, along with Sligo and Louth, will over the next three years, be awarded a total of up to €1.6 million to help children and young people access vocal and instrumental tuition in their local areas.



Mayo Music Education Partnership successfully secure funding for music education in Mayo-read the full story.

Posted: 12/05/2011

Mayo County Council Summer Music Series 2011 – Unmissable line-up announced


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council's Summer Music Series will feature seven musical performances in venues all around the county. Achill, Westport, Ballyhaunis, Castlebar, Louisburgh, Belmullet & Charlestown are all stops on the Summer Music Series in 2011. Many tastes are catered for in an exciting, eclectic programme featuring some of the finest homegrown and international musical talent. Booking is essential and can be done through Mayo County Council Arts Office. All events are free of charge.

Link to brochure at the end of the article.


Mayo County Council Summer Music Series 2011 – Unmissable line-up announced -read the full story.

Posted: 04/07/2011

Opportunity – Music Generation MAYO


(Arts & Culture)
Co. Mayo Vocational Education Committee, on behalf of Co.Mayo Music Education Partnership, invites applications for the positions of:
MUSIC/INSTRUMENTAL/VOICE TUTORS
Please see links belwo for more information.


Opportunity – Music Generation MAYO-read the full story.

Posted: 07/11/2011

EXCEL 11 – Arts Opportunities for Young people in Mayo


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council’s EXCEL 11, is a developmental programme of arts events for teenagers and young adults across county Mayo. The programme focuses on supporting and developing the skills of young people with specific arts interests, while also providing opportunities for young Mayo people to get involved in quality arts events during the month of November.

Read on to find out more about this year's programme.


EXCEL 11 – Arts Opportunities for Young people in Mayo -read the full story.

Posted: 07/11/2011

Amateur Drama Award 2011 & Music Recording Assistance Award 2011


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council
Arts Office
Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently accepting applications for the following awards:

Amateur Drama Award 2011
Award: €1,000

Music Recording Assistance Award 2011
2 awards: €800 each

Information & application forms from:
Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, Mayo
T: 094 9024444, ext. 7558 & 7560
E: mayoarts@mayococo.ie
W: www.maycoco.ie

Closing date: Thursday 20th October 2011.


Amateur Drama Award 2011 & Music Recording Assistance Award 2011-read the full story.

Posted: 16/09/2011

Free Concert - Ballintubber Abbey, Sunday 16th October 8pm ConTempo Quartet


(Arts & Culture)
Ian Wilson's 'Still Life in Green and Red'
Composed especially for Co Mayo as part od the 'Landmark'Public Art Programme.
A 40 minute work for string quartet with soundtrack inspired by the people of Mayo.


Free Concert - Ballintubber Abbey, Sunday 16th October 8pm ConTempo Quartet-read the full story.

Posted: 04/10/2011

All- Ireland Poetry Day 2011 in Mayo


(Arts & Culture)
All Ireland Poetry Day this year takes place on October 6th 2011 and Mayo County Council Arts Office & Library Service are delighted to announce that on the day mayo writers will have the opportunity to take part in Poetry Snack workshops at Castlebar Library on the day.

All- Ireland Poetry Day 2011 in Mayo-read the full story.

Posted: 16/09/2011

Public Art Commissions, Commission 1 – Ballina Arts Centre – Budget €20,000, Commission 2 – Ballina Riverside Walkway – Budget €35,000


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council invites artists to develop proposals for two new commissions. The first is for a permanent wall based, suspended or window mounted internal artwork in the foyer of the newly developed Ballina Arts Centre. All artforms will be considered though the outcome is assumed to be permanent.

A second commission is for the new nearby Riverside Walkway. It is envisaged that the artwork for the Walkway will be sculptural due to the nature of the proposed site and the fact that North East Mayo has very few examples of sculptural work.

deadline for all applications is Monday 17th October 2011


Public Art Commissions, Commission 1 – Ballina Arts Centre – Budget €20,000, Commission 2 – Ballina Riverside Walkway – Budget €35,000 -read the full story.

Posted: 18/08/2011

SRAITH CHEOIL AN tSAMHRAIDH Iúil 2011 | SUMMER MUSIC SERIES July 2011


(Arts & Culture)
Brochure in PDF & WORD format.

SRAITH CHEOIL AN tSAMHRAIDH Iúil 2011 | SUMMER MUSIC SERIES July 2011 -read the full story.

Posted: 05/07/2011

Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme Recipients


(Arts & Culture)
Every year Mayo County Council offers two special bursary awards to artists born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. This year’s successful applicants were writer Elizabeth Reapy and visual artist Ian Wieczorek, who were selected by an independent, external panel of experts.




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

Posted: 13/06/2011

Biddy Jenkinson is Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2011.


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce Biddy Jenkinson as Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2011.

Biddy Jenkinson is Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2011. -read the full story.

Posted: 04/05/2011

Bealtaine 2011 - Programme


(Arts & Culture)
It’s that time of year again! Mayo County Council Arts Office is ready to embark on a month long programme of activity for Bealtaine 2011.
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.
Please contact us at 094-9024444 Ext 7558 or mayoarts@mayococo.ie if you would like more information or a brochure.
This year’s extensive programme features Mayo County Council Arts Office working with a number of Active Retirement Associations throughout Mayo as well as some of the community nursing units throughout the county.


Bealtaine 2011 - Programme-read the full story.

Posted: 04/05/2011

Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2011


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2011 - closes Friday 6th May 2011


Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2011 -read the full story.

Posted: 05/04/2011

ALTERED IMAGES –tours to Cork and Letterkenny.


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce that the Altered Images exhibition is currently on tour. This is a ground-breaking, multi-sensory accessible visual arts exhibition, which aims to introduce new ways of seeing and experiencing art for both disabled and non-disabled people.

ALTERED IMAGES –tours to Cork and Letterkenny. -read the full story.

Posted: 30/03/2011

Shift in Perspective Publication


(Arts & Culture)
The Shift in Perspective publication is the result of a partnership between Mayo County Council, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Arts & Disability Ireland, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and South Tipperary County Council.

Shift in Perspective Publication-read the full story.

Posted: 10/03/2011

Amateur Drama Award & Music Recording Assistance Awards 2011 - Recipients Announced


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council are delighted to announce the recipients of this years Amateur Drama Award and Music Recording Assistance Awards.



Amateur Drama Award & Music Recording Assistance Awards 2011 - Recipients Announced-read the full story.

Posted: 05/12/2011

Mayo County Council now accepting applications for Music Recording Assistance Award 2012


(Arts & Culture)
The awards are open to all musicians living in county Mayo. Read on to find out more about the award and the application process.

Mayo County Council now accepting applications for Music Recording Assistance Award 2012-read the full story.

Posted: 06/11/2012

Mayo Arts Office are now accepting applications for this years Amateur Drama Award!


(Arts & Culture)
The amateur Drama Awards are open to applications from any amateure drama groups based in county Mayo. Read on to find out more about the award.

Mayo Arts Office are now accepting applications for this years Amateur Drama Award!-read the full story.

Posted: 06/11/2012

Amateur Drama Award Recipients announced!


(Arts & Culture)
Clann Machau Drama Group has been awarded the Mayo County Council Amateur Drama Award for 2012, following assessment by external, independent expertise.

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

Posted: 20/12/2012

Winners of Music Recording Assistance Award 2012 Announced.


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Arts Office has awarded two Music Recording Assistance Awards, and this year’s recipients are Westport based Singer/Songwriter Orlagh de Bhaldraithe and alternative rock band Struck from Castlebar. The €800 award will be used to assist applicants to make an original music recording.

Winners of Music Recording Assistance Award 2012 Announced.-read the full story.

Posted: 20/12/2012

Mayo County Council’s Arts Office is now inviting project proposals for UPSTART


(Arts & Culture)
The newly named programme of arts activities in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities takes place annually on 3rd December.

Mayo County Council’s Arts Office is now inviting project proposals for UPSTART -read the full story.

Posted: 04/03/2013

Launch of Doohoma Community Weave at Doohoma NS


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council Arts Office are delighted to celebrate the launch of Doohoma Community Weave, the culmination of an intergenerational project which took place during May 2013 at the national school in Doohoma. On Wednesday 19th of June at 12pm, Brendan Murray, Artistic Director at Áras Inis Gluaire, will officially launch a woven tapestry created by the children, teaching staff and local community during the Bealtaine Festival.

Launch of Doohoma Community Weave at Doohoma NS-read the full story.

Posted: 18/06/2013

€200,000 Education Investment in Erris BA in Visual Arts Programme in Belmullet and Rossport


(Arts & Culture)
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Mayo County Council are delighted to announce the establishment of a fully accredited BA in Visual Arts Programme in North Mayo. This programme presents a unique opportunity to study art in a rural context, using the beautiful and diverse landscapes of North Mayo to inspire students.


€200,000 Education Investment in Erris BA in Visual Arts Programme in Belmullet and Rossport -read the full story.

Posted: 04/07/2013

3D Printing for Creatives – Mayo Ideas Week Events in Ballina Arts Centre


(Arts & Culture)
Ever wondered what 3D printing is all about? Would you like to know how it works and what it can do? Then come along to the Mayo Ideas Week 3D Printing for Creatives event in Ballina Arts Centre on Wednesday 18th September from 10.00 to 1.00pm, where Paul Harrison will provide an informative, thought-provoking introduction to 3D printing. Also attending will be West of Ireland based company Verus, who will provide samples and further information.This session will be of particular interest to artists, architects, designers, craft artists and anyone who is engaged in creative production, but it is open to everyone to attend.


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Posted: 03/09/2013

Culture Night 2013 – Explore, Experience, Enjoy!


(Arts & Culture)
Culture Night 2013 will take place on September 20th 2013 and plans are afoot to make the night an unforgettable cultural experience for Mayo audiences. Cultural organisations and groups are busily preparing varied programmes of activity for the evening. Mayo has been participating since 2009 and since then the number of participants has steadily grown and this year close on 30 groups and venues will be sharing and showcasing a wide variety of cultural events on the night.
For more information & a brochure on please read on.


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Posted: 26/07/2013

IGNITE - Call for proposals


(Arts & Culture)
Mayo County Council's Arts Office is delighted to announce the launch of IGNITE! a new and innovative approach to commissioning and touring work by artists with disabilities. Ignite! is managed through a unique partnership involving Mayo County Council Arts Office, The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Arts & Disability Ireland, Cork City Council and GalwayCity and County Councils.


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Posted: 05/09/2013

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