Creative Ireland (Waterford) Creative Arts Programme Co-ordinator position

Creative Ireland (Waterford) Creative Arts Programme Co-ordinator (pilot programme)   Expression of Interest   Creative Ireland (CI) is a five-year culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. The core proposition is that participation in cultural activity drives personal and collective creativity, with significant implications for individual and societal wellbeing and achievement. Waterford … Continue reading Creative Ireland (Waterford) Creative Arts Programme Co-ordinator position

Cruinniú na nÓg is back

A day of free creativity for children and young people. Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The … Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg is back

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Creative Waterford Open Call 2021 Grants Announced

Twenty-one grants are to be allocated to a range of community groups, organisations and individuals from Creative Waterford funding. The successful applicants to the Creative Waterford Open Call 2021 scheme were notified of their grants at the end of April. Waterford City and County Council Culture Team manages this funding on behalf of Creative Ireland. … Continue reading Creative Waterford Open Call 2021 Grants Announced

Artist Jean Curran at the launch of the Dungarvan Art Trail. Photograph by Patrick Browne.

Dungarvan Art Trail Now On

The Dungarvan Art Trail is now on. Running from May through to September 2021, in various shop windows around Dungarvan County Waterford, the Arts Centre and Library throughout the coastal town. Dungarvan Art Trail is delighted to present The Vertigo Project by internationally acclaimed, locally based, dye transfer printer and artist Jean Curran. The Dungarvan Art … Continue reading Dungarvan Art Trail Now On

Image from the series The Vertigo Project. Unique hand printed dye transfer print.

Exciting innovative Dungarvan Art Trail to be launched this summer

Local Waterford artist and dye transfer printer Jean Curran will create an exhibition of original dye transfer prints from Technicolor movies in the form of an immersive Art Trail to be launched in Dungarvan County Waterford in May 2021. Original handmade prints will be exhibited in unoccupied shop fronts and available business windows throughout the … Continue reading Exciting innovative Dungarvan Art Trail to be launched this summer

Musician and craftsman Michael Vignoles teaching students how to make a Bodhrán at Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School in Waterford. Michael has been crafting Uilleann pipes and Bodhrán drums in his workshop in Claddagh, Galway for the past 25 years. Picture" Patrick Browne

Mercy Creative Arts Bodhrán Workshops

In September 2020, Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School in Waterford held the Mercy Creative Arts Bodhrán Workshops for 155 students. The bodhrán making workshop was facilitated by Michael Vignoles. Michael has been crafting uilleann pipes and bodhrán drums in his workshop in Claddagh, Galway for the past 25 years. After giving a brief history … Continue reading Mercy Creative Arts Bodhrán Workshops

Adele Stanley Painting Ceramics

Celebrating creativity and a cup of tea with friends

Ah go on… celebrates creativity and the positive mental health messages a cup of tea with friends can bring. The project was delivered by use of instructional videos created by local Waterford artist Adele Stanley and with supplementary in person support from the Occupational Therapy Team at the Department of Psychiatry. Ah go on… an … Continue reading Celebrating creativity and a cup of tea with friends

Art Pollination Sculpture

Art Pollination from the Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative

The Art Pollination project brought together the Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative (SLí), local visual artists Ania Wojewodka and Aga Krum and primary schools for a thematically diverse project using a global education workshop as a springboard to explore issues important both locally and globally such as waste, sustainability, pollination, plastics and the on-going threats to … Continue reading Art Pollination from the Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative

Plastics. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Project

CALMAST – Plastics: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Description of Initiative The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering And Math) Transition Year project coordinated by Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology's STEM Outreach centre, combines science and art in a creative, engaging and educating way. Throughout the year, Calmast works with schools, industry, Spraoi and other cultural groups as well as the public to promote Science, Technology, … Continue reading CALMAST – Plastics: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly