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Irish Craft and Art Sector Survey

SURVEY OVERVIEW

Through this survey, we wish to identify how artists, designers and craftspeople in Ireland are currently trying to make a living from their practice and how successful their efforts are. We also wish to investigate if an online social network dedicated to the buying and selling of Irish craft and visual art globally would be beneficial to building a stronger international profile and generating regular income for the artists concerned.

The survey includes ten brief questions and should only take two minutes to complete. It is being initiated by an independent Irish business and all responses remain completely anonymous. We would greatly appreciate your input on this exciting new business opportunity. You must be living in Ireland to complete this survey.

SURVEY LINK: http://svy.mk/feicsake

If you have any queries please contact Siobhan: info@iceboutique.ie  

 

Europa Nostra Annual Congress Amsterdam: 8-11 June 2011

Europa Nostra’s Secretariat is finalising an ambitious programme for our Annual Congress 2011, taking place from 8-11 June in Amsterdam. On Thursday 9 June, a veritable ‘heritage market’ will be held in the 2010 Heritage Award winning Westergasfabriek, with presentations to participants and the public by the winning Cultural Heritage Awards laureates, screenings of heritage films, and numerous interactive and networking opportunities.

As always, the highlight of the congress will be the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, which will be presided by Europa Nostra’s President Plácido Domingo, and Mrs Androula Vassiliou, European Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. The ceremony will take place on 10 June in Amsterdam’s world famous Concertgebouw.

Further information to follow.

 

International Conference - "Performing Arts Training Today"

May 20 - 24, 2011

Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria

About the Conference

"Performing Arts Training Today" is the professional conference open to performers, performing arts educators and teachers from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training. The conference is open to different art genres, techniques and forms - theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art. The main tasks of the conference are to demonstrate various methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts education and training, to open discussions about successful and effective strategies, to establish new contacts, to exchange experiences with colleagues from different countries and to lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration.

Participants: actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, performing arts educators, teachers, musicians, singers, composers, stage designers, painters, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics, journalists and arts managers. The working language is English.

Location

The conference will take place in the "Green Heart" of Austria, Styria Region in Leitring bei Leibnitz, the beautiful town located about 30min drive from Graz Thalerhof Airport, 2.5h from Vienna, 40min from Graz, and just 20min from the Slovenian border. The programme will take place in the 15th century historic castle of in the landscape of natural beauty. The organizers help the conference guests to organize accommodation and meals in Leitring bei Leibnitz.

Registration

You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer.

Registration for Presenters and Speakers:

Performing Arts Training Today" is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.

At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals. The programme is forming quickly, however there are some places available. The number of presentations is limited. The program forms on a competitive basis.

Presentation Formats:

• Practical workshop/master class

• Work in progress

• Performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions reading/lecture

• Other way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered

Submission Guidelines:

The presentation proposal should be sent to theatreconferences@gmail.com and should include the following documents:

• Letter of motivation stating the conference title and dates describing the purpose of application - at least in one sentence

• Detailed CV

• Brief biography - max 100 words

• Title and format of presentation

• Brief overview of presentation - max 250 words

• Head shot and additional photo materials

All documents of a presentation proposal should be sent in one email as attachments: text documents should be sent in Word format, photo materials should be sent in JPG format. Failure to follow the standard submission requirements may result in a rejected application.

Registration fee for Presenters/Speakers:

450 EUR if payment is made before December 4th.

(590 EUR if payment is made after December 4th).

The fee covers the Speaker's/Presenter's registration fee and participation in all events of the conference programme.

Registration for Participants

To apply for participation, candidates should send a brief letter of motivation stating the conference dates and CV/resume with photo to theatreconferences@gmail.com  Places are limited. The registration will be closed once the group is full.

Participation fee: 150 EUR if payment is made before December 4th.

(190 EUR if payment is made after December 4th).

The fee covers participation in all events of the conference programme.

 

International events in Austria and Italy - 2011

Participants: performers from different creative genres and techniques, actors of physical, dramatic, dance and musical theatres, circus performers, dancers, directors and choreographers, performing arts educators, teachers, artists, playwrights, theatre critics, journalists, theatre researchers and arts managers.

International Performing Arts Conferences - theatre, dance, music, visual and multimedia art:

The conferences are open to performers, performing arts educators and teachers from all over the world representing various art genres, techniques and forms - theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art, interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training. You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant or Observer. The conferences are accepting presentation proposals. Presentation formats: practical workshop/master class; work in progress; performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions; reading/lecture; other way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered.

Apply for the Conference dates 2011:

May 20 – 24 http://www.iugte.com/projects/conf-may  

August 25 - 29 http://www.iugte.com/projects/conf-aug  

December 17 – 21 http://www.iugte.com/projects/conf-dec  

International Performing Arts Lab:

Intensive practical training, lectures, discussions. Russian Theatre Tradition. Performer's physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov. Theatre Biomechanics and Meyerhold's Biomechanics Etudes. Tai-chi for actors. Training by method of improvisation. Scene composition from exercises to performance. Physical Action as the most important element in acting. Method of Physical Actions. Given Circumstances. Inner Monologue. Active Analysis. Theatre Psychotechnique. The Psychological Gesture.

Apply for the Lab dates in 2011:

May 17 - 24, Austria http://www.iugte.com/projects/physicaltheatre  

July 11 - 16, Austria http://www.iugte.com/projects/physicalaction  

August 22 – 29, Austria http://www.iugte.com/projects/biomechanics

December 14 – 21, Austria http://www.iugte.com/projects/lab-dec  

March 2011-2012, OPAL Course - Italy http://www.iugte.com/projects/opal-italy  

More details: http://www.iugte.com  

Photo Gallery: http://www.iugte.com/photo     

The working language is English. Accommodation and meals are organized.

 

CALL FOR POSTERS FOR THE VOICING CONFERENCE JUNE 2nd 2011

Posters are invited from all involved in Music Education to be displayed at the

IME Voicing Conference, June 2nd 2011 in St Patrick’s College Drumcondra 2pm-6pm.

Register and reserve a space for your poster by completing the application form attached and emailing it to IME at irishmusiceducation@gmail.com  by the 9th May.

The Voicing Conference is an Expo style conference with papers on music education research and music education practice displayed in the one space. It aims to connect those involved, display the range and diversity of music education in Ireland and raise awareness of and knowledge about what is currently happening in music education in Ireland.

The 2011 conference will include

- Poster displays of Research and Practice

- Launch of the Teachers Orchestra

- Focus on seminal music initiative

- Panel discussion

- Workshop and Performance by participants of a newly commissioned work

Posters could include

Research on Music Education of all types

Initiatives within Music Education Practice

Such as

o Instrumental and vocal education

o Music education within schools (primary, secondary and beyond)

o Choral or instrumental initiatives within schools/centres/wider community settings

o Community music projects

o Music initiatives from resource organisations, cultural centres, arts offices or other agencies

o Multi disciplinary initiatives with a strong musical focus

Research and practice posters are welcome in any music genre and for all groups and ages. Presenters will be provided with space on a display board 100cm x 100cm and a table in front of this. There will be floor space for those who wish to use stand alone penguin stands. A limited number of power sockets will be available.

Go to www.irishmusiceducation.ie   for more information

           


Selected Programmes:

I Could Read the Sky

www.icouldreadthesky.com – April 2013

Bealtaine 2013

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2013

 

Manchán Magan

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2013 – June 2013

 

Culture Night 2013

Countywide programme of cultural events – 20th September 2013

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

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