We invite you to a day of exchange and learning about artists’ practices, which operate in the spaces between socially engaged arts, pedagogy, and politics, in order to activate, stimulate, critique, and make change. The Networking Day promises to open up a space for us all to ask a shared and urgent question: how can collaborative forms of arts practice – engaging with the embodied experiences and knowledge of citizens – initiate and implement real civic agency and significant momentum for social change?
Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice
An initiative of The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.
For a second year, Create and Counterpoints Arts are delighted to offer a Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice for up to 15 artists, held this year from the 15th to the 19th July in the West of Ireland.
Directed by: Áine O’Brien – Co-Director Counterpoints Arts
As part of ‘The Citizen Cycle’, a collaborative arts programme curated by Michelle Browne as part of the Velo-City International Cycling Conference: ‘Cycling for the Ages’, a 3-day masterclass is offered for 15 producers, artists, designers, architects and community organisers and activists who are interested in working in the built environment. It will be hosted by significant international practitioners: Leticia Lozano, Ryan Swanson, Kate Stewart and Pete Vance.
“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” Charlie Chaplin
The role of the Artist can to be seen as to comment and reflect on society and the human condition. The ‘Fool’ was traditionally used in theatre to expose the truth in a farcical yet honest voice. The silent movie era produced the ‘Tramp’ character by Charlie Chaplin who became an advocate for the poor and disempowered. Since the motivation of the Fool is instinctual, and to defy social conventions, they are not culpable for breaches of those rules. Because of this, the Fool has often been given great relative freedom, particularly in speech. ‘Fool Me Twice’ is an exhibition of MART studio members who in this instance are playing a similar role to the fool by aiming to challenge the parameters of the socio-political boundaries we live within.
Opening on Thursday, July 3rd from 6-9pm at Centre for Creative Practices.
The fourth production in our New Voices of Ireland Series is not for the faint hearted. A collaborative show of powerful images that are disturbing thought provoking, eerie and beautiful all at the same time.
Looking forward to the opening reception of our next exhibition 'Presence' by Catherine Bourne & Nasrin Golden tonight at 6pm in CFCP!
This collaborative show of powerful images that are disturbing, thought provoking, eery and beautiful at the same time is the fourth production of our New Voices of Ireland Series! See you all there!
Cyrus Sangria, Nasrin Golden, Paul Stanley, Tommie Lehane, Marzena Borek, Fares Fares, Iris Meade, Gerry Kerr, Malihe Zafarnejad, Sean Rushe, Sarah Manson, Karen Tierney, Laura Poortenga, Farnoosh Rahimi, Michelle Boyle, Sean Mc Gearty, Abdullah Al’Ameen, Mazhar Nizar