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Resort Revelations Read more
Fingal County Council's Arts Office is delighted to announce this year’s Resort Revelations is launching on Tuesday 6th September
Culture Night 2016 Read more
Friday 16th September 5.00pm till late!
Autumn Sounds 2016 Read more
Fingal’s favourite classical series is back again at Farmleigh and The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre
Sue Rainsford reads from commissioned text at Waves Read more
Summer Youth Film School Read more
In collaboration with Draiocht we are offering young people ages 14-18 years an opportunity to produce their very own film. Facilitated by Createschool, workshops will be delivered over five days (June 27th-July 1st 10am-4pm each day) participants will learn to effectively script, storyboard, act, film, edit and produce their very own film. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps participants will learn a multitude of skills and tips for filmmaking including audio engineering – recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
Gareth Kennedy - The Origins and Uses of Round Towers - Film 2015 Resort Revelations Portrane Read more
Let’s Talk About Public Art Read more
Let’s Talk about Public Art
Fingal County Council’s Arts Office is hosting a series of Information Sessions as they embark on a new phase of Public Art Commissioning 2016 – 2019.
Fingal County Council 2016 Artists’ Support Scheme Read more
Fingal County Council is delighted to announce the 2016 Artists’ Support Scheme. This strand of funding allows professional artists to avail of an award towards travel/professional development opportunities, a residency, or towards the development of work.
Waves Documentary Film Read more
Mobile Monuments - 1916 Public Art Commission Read more
Waves, connecting young people, art and the political Read more
As part of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme, Fingal County Council’s Arts Office is working in partnership with Fingal Curator Cleo Fagan, founder of Superprojects*, to provide a unique arts-in-education initiative for two post-primary schools in Fingal. The project explores the multiple layers of meaning and contexts associated with the 1916 Easter Rising and the commemorations in 2016. The project links history and the everyday, bringing awareness to the influence of individuals, collectives and our material environment on social and political changes, past and present. (image: Ruth Lyons, Pilot Light, 2015)
Peter O’Neill Residency Loughshinny Boathouse Read more
Peter O’ Neill is the author of The Dublin Trilogy and The Elm Tree. He is currently the resident writer in the Loughshinny Boathouse for the spring period, thanks to the support of Fingal Arts Office. He is researching into the existence of an ancient Roman trading post, which existed in the environs there. He is also preparing for Donkey Shots 2 – Skerries Second International Avant Garde Poetry Fest which will take place from the 18th of May to the 21st. He plans to launch two new collections at the festival, Divertimento, The Muse is a Dominatrix ( mgv2>publishing, France ) and Sker ( Lapwing, Belfast ).
Artist Studio Residency- July to December 2016 in Draiocht Blanchardstown Read more
Draíocht is seeking applications from Artists from or based in Fingal for a Studio Residency from July 4th to December 30th 2016. The purpose of the residency is primarily to provide time and space for an artist to develop their practice in a comfortable, practical and supportive environment.
Year Long Residency for a Fingal Artist at the RHA Read more
Fingal Arts Office are delighted to announce the successful recipients of the Artist Support Scheme Read more
Resort Revelations - Bleeding Pig Festival Portrane Read more
Survey on Proposed Swords Civic and Cultural Centre Read more
Space Invaders - Early Years Arts Seminar & Festival Read more
Space Invaders is an arts festival for children, families, artists and those working in the early childhood sector. For updates: www.facebook.com/pages/Space-Invaders-Early-Years-Festival/299232916903797
Call For Visual Artist Read more
Fingal County Council’s Arts Office is committed to providing quality education programmes for young people in Fingal. We have programmed and delivered a successful artist-in-residence programme for many years, bringing contemporary arts practices directly into the classroom. Now we wish to develop and build on the working relationships established with schools and artists and explore a very exciting and progressive arts education programme known throughout the world as Room 13.
In partnership with Draiocht Arts Centre and artist Orla Kelly, Fingal Arts Office is inviting primary schools in Dublin 15 to express an interest in establishing a Room 13 in their school.
Fingal Arts Plan 2013 — 2017 Read more
The Arts Office are happy to publish the 2013-2017 Arts Plan. The Plan is the second framework document for arts development by Fingal County Council.
Space Invaders Read more
Fingal County Council Arts Office in partnership with Acting Up! Arts presents SPACE INVADERS – a unique early years arts festival offering children, guardians and educators an opportunity to explore the arts and creative expression.
The Séamus Ennis Centre Open Call Read more
The Séamus Ennis Centre — Easter Snow Gallery | Call for Submissions
Realt Na Mára — Howth Read more
The very impressive sculpture piece, Realt na Mara, was erected in 2013 on the western apex extension to the East Pier of Howth Harbour.
Year of Illustration 2013 Read more
Fingal County Council's Arts Office, Children's Books Ireland (CBI) and Laureate na nOg Niamh Sharkey present Fingal's Year of Illustration 2013. This collaboration will see a series of events throughout Fingal in 2013 where children can flex their creative abilities in a wide range of workshops, monster drawing sessions and other arts activities.
Artist Stories / Patrick Scott Read more
Born in Kilbrittan, Co Cork, in 1921, Patrick Scott has exhibited extensively both in Ireland and internationally. Patrick Scott works in a disciplined, simple yet individualistic manner. He studied architecture at University College Dublin and after graduation in 1945 worked with the architect Michael Scott. His training in architecture is reflected in his strict use of formal yet distinctive symbols. He has devoted himself fully to painting since 1960. Scott travelled extensively in China and Japan, and his interest in oriental art is evident in his work, expressed by the simplicity of geometric forms, the minimal use of colour, and a characteristic use of line. In July 2007, Scott, who is a founding member of Aosdána, was conferred with the title of Saoi, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an Irish artist.
Fingal Mummers / The Mummers Play Read more
Garrett Phelan, The Hide Sculpture Read more
Per Cent for Art Scheme Read more
The Per Cent for Art Scheme allows for a percentage cost of a capital Project of a capital project to be used for the commissioning of an art project.
In 1986 the Department of the Environment adopted this scheme and it was initially called “The Artist Embellishment Scheme” and provided the opportunity for Local Authorities to commission permanent sculptural works. Since a review of the scheme, which has since extended to all Government Department with construction budget, the scope of the artwork commissioned under the scheme has also expanded.