Galway City & County Arts e-Newsletter October 2007

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Galway City & County Arts e-Newsletter October 2007

Welcome to the Galway City & County Arts e-Newsletter!

    Galway City & County Arts e-newsletter contains information about current and forthcoming exhibitions, arts events and arts opportunities in and for the Galway Area.

    This month's newsletter is stuffed with great arts activities. We hope you can all come and support the myrid of events talking place in October, congratulations to everyone involved, October is just jam packed with exciting arts events, we just don‘t know how we are going to get to everything.

    We keep our reputation going as a real ‗festival location‘, with more festivals this October, Traditional Music, Baboró and Visual Arts Festivals, not to mention bog week in Letterfrack! Well done! The City and County are ablaze with great arts activity: we may not have been able to include absolutely everything taking place in Galway right now. If you have been left out please make yourselves known to us and we will include you in future newsletters.

For more information please contact the County or City Arts Offices:

Marilyn Gaughan James Harrold

    Arts Office Arts Office

    Galway County Council Galway City Council

    Prospect Hill College Rd

    091 746877 091 536546

    While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our information, we strongly advise subscribers to verify all details to their own satisfaction before forwarding information to us. To subscribe or unsubscribe to Galway City & County Arts e-Newsletter please email To include an item please send your info to or before the 22nd October for inclusion on the November 2007 edition. The Galway City & County Arts e-Newsletter is archived at and at

Galway City and County Councils- working together to support the Arts!

Please don‟t print this email unless you have to.



Performance and Touring Award next deadline

    Arts Council: ANNUAL FUNDING 2008. CLOSING DATE 11 OCTOBER 2007

    Ealion na Gaeltachta


    Visual Artists Ireland

    Business 2 Art


    Galway Co Co and Galway Arts Centre Artist talks

    Group Show at Galway Arts Centre

    Ard Bia Gallery (Galway))

    NUI Galway Gallery


    Eggliving Ougherard




    Clarenbridge Arts Festival Baboro



    Conemara Sea Week-Letterfrack





    Galway Dance Residency 2007; Octoberr workshops presented by Tanya McCrory, Galway Dancer in


    Adult Ballet at Galway Arts Centre


    Courses at Galway Film Centre

    ID Films

    THEATRE Galway Youth Theatre News from Druid Ala

    Gombeens Community Theatre Project

    Selkie Theatre; world premiere, auditions and classes

    Sure why not, Headford

    Galway Theatre Collectiive


    Arts Programme in Galway University Hospitals; University College Hospital and Merlin Park

    Arts Ability Abu Brothers of Charity Arts Programme


    Western Writers Centre-news Over the Edge Issue 17 of west47 online is now available

    Crannóg Lirterary Magazine,

    Galway City Writer in Residence


    Classic Links- Tuam

    Music For Galway launch new series

    Con Tempo - Galway Ensemble in Residence

    Slateford Recitals and Music Matters

Monthly Updates!!

    EVENTS AT THE TAIBHDHEARC An update of events taking place in the Taibhdhearc TOWN HALL THEATRE GALWAY An update of events taking place in the Town Hall Theatre GALWAY ARTS CENTRE EVENTS Also see events under Visual Arts

MACNAS UPDATE A short update on the work of Macnas

    GALWAY CIRCUS PROJECT-monthly update GALWAY ARTS CENTRE-monthly update & Classes


National Performance and Touring Award

    The third 2007 deadline for applications to the Performance and Touring Award is 5pm on Monday 8th

    October and is open to musicians and ensembles of all genres who are of Irish nationality or resident in

    the Republic of Ireland. Eligible projects include concert/performance tours, concert/performance

    series in one or more venues, and individual concerts/performances, as well as associated

    outreach/audience development activities. The award is also open to multi-disciplinary projects

    involving live music performance as a key structural/thematic element. The award can be used to

    cover costs associated with realising collaborative projects either with other Irish/Ireland-based artists,

    or with international artists visiting Ireland.

    For further information, please contact: Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network Tel

    (01) 671 9429/087 6490818 Email


    The closing date for receipt of applications for Annual Funding is 5.30 pm on Thursday, 11 October

    2007. This deadline is for organisations seeking funding through the scheme for activities happening in

    2008. The purpose of Annual Funding is to provide stable and secure funding (on an annual basis) to

    certain arts organisations. Applicants may request a contribution towards both on-going administrative

    (e.g. staffing, annual salary costs, rent on premises) and artistic costs.

Applications can be made using either the online application system or by completing a paper form.

    The Council encourages all organisations with Internet access to apply using the online application

    process. Organisations applying online will have an additional week up to 5.30pm Thursday, 18

    October 2007 - to provide their supporting documentation. For further information on any of our funding

    programmes please go to the financial support section on our website.

Ealaín na Gaeltachta Teo Iarratais á lorg do na scéimeanna seo leanas

A) Scéim Fhorbartha na nEalaíon/Scéim na bhFéilte Ealaíon 2008 (Scéim Mhaoinithe)

    Cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais ó dhaoine aonair agus ó ghrúpaí ar suim leo tionscadail nó

    seirbhísí ealaíon a fhorbairt/a sholáthar trí mheán na Gaeilge. Mar shampla: Tionscadail faoi

    stiúir ealaíontóra - tréimhsí cónaithe coimisiúin - ealaíon pobail ceardlainn - siompóisiamaí

    & taispeántais léiriúcháin, féilte ealaíon srl.

B) Scéim Sparánachtaí d‘Ealaíontóirí 2008

    Tá an scéim seo dírithe ar thacaíocht a chur ar fáil d‘Ealaíontóirí i bhforbairt a gceird.

    Is é an Aoine 26 Deireadh Fómhair 2007 an spriocdháta d‘iarratais sa dá réimse thuas:

    Tuilleadh eolais maidir le foirm iarratais, critéar srl. ar fáil ó na hÁisitheoirí Ealaíon ag na

    seoltaí thíos:

Na Forbacha, Co. na Gaillimhe (091) 503 100

    An Daingean, Co. Chiarraí (066) 9150100 / (026) 45366

    Doirí Beaga, Co. Dhún na nGall (074)9560100

Beidh Scéim na bPríomhréimsí á fhógairt ag tús Mí na Samhna


    Visual Artists Ireland has an extensive list of equipment and facilities available for hire to members - including projectors, cameras, digital video editing and sound equipment.

Recent additions to the equipment list include a Mini DV HDR Sony camcorder.

    You won't find cheaper hire rates anywhere else; Artists outside Dublin should be aware that many items can be delivered and collected by courier and for artists based in the West one of our projectors is available for pick up from Galway Arts Centre.

    For the full list of equipment available from VAI see:

    Would you like to provide classes for children in art, craft, film, dance or other artistic/creative areas? Mykidstime is planning autumn and spring classes and activities for children and are seeking people to run them outside of school, particularly in rural areas around Galway. If you are interested, please contact Michelle on 085 710 4993 or send an email to If you would like an

    existing class or activity to be listed for free on, you can also contact Michelle.

    Business2Arts is delighted to offer this exciting Project Management course especially designed by the Arts for the Arts. Project Management for the Arts / Galway 18/19 October

    Great project management skills are an invaluable discipline across all areas of the arts from organising events and exhibitions, to sponsorship and funding applications. During this course you will work on your own reallife projects with a project management expert from the Arts. This course has

    been especially designed to help you move from good to great in your project management skills to move ahead in your current and future projects. This applied course is essentially 2 days ‗out of the

    office‘ working on your current ‗in the office‘ projects. Helping you to move to a much more focussed, organised, controlled and competent project management style.

How useful would the following be to you?

    Two days to examine how you manage projects and look at improving your PM techniques where necessary. Have an opportunity to apply lessons learned to a real-life arts project one you are

    working on, or will work on in the future An opportunity to discuss your organisations PM related issues with a professional project manager, who can offer advice based on best practice and the experience of evaluating of arts projects

    An opportunity to assess your current project workload and examine ways to work smarter.A chance to time schedule in grant applications and manage them more efficiently. An opportunity to gain skills so that you never have to ask ‗Where do I start?‘A chance to learn from the experience and techniques of