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Professional Development for Artists

Mayo Arts Service is delighted to announce a packed programme of free professional development training aimed at Artists over the coming months. 

In partnership with Westport Arts Festival and The Custom House Studios, the programme starts off in September with a talk/workshop on Digital Art for Artists with Artist and Ulster University Lecturer, Louise O’Boyle.  This takes place in the Custom House Studios, Westport. 

October sees Curator and Cultural Consultant, Eamonn Maxwell, provide a number of talks, workshops and mentoring sessions.  The first of Eamonn’s events is for Artists who are interested in securing funding for projects, which takes place in Castlebar.  Eamonn will also be providing extended mentoring session with individual Artists.  (Artists interested in the mentoring sessions need to apply to be part of this programme).  Ballina Arts Centre will host the third event that Eamonn will provide, which is a talk/workshop on Approaching Galleries.

November sees the Fake Public Art Panel take place. This professional development initiative gives artists the unique opportunity to find out exactly what happens in a public art judging panel. Mayo Arts Service runs this course in collaboration with artist Aideen Barry.  Training in the use of Sketchup (a 3d Modelling computer programme) is another course that is also scheduled for November.  This training is by Technician and Designer, Cathal Murphy, and it would prove useful to visual artists to use in design, planning, grant application and installation. 

The final part of this exciting programme sees Art Technician, Eoghain Wynn, provide a course in Art Handling in Charlestown Arts Centre in December. 

Mayo Arts Service is delighted to be able to provide this wide variety of training for artists.  Please get in touch with Mayo Arts Office for bookings and further information.  Please note that places are limited.  Full list of courses below:

'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.

Booking Information: Please contact the Arts Service to book places via: Email mayoarts@mayococo.ie094 904 7558/ 7471 



Posted: 20/09/2017
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