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  1. Culture Night 2020

    Culture Night 2020 Read more

    07.09.2020

  2. Announcement of the Successful Recipients of the Artists’ Support Scheme 2020

    Announcement of the Successful Recipients of the Artists’ Support Scheme 2020 Read more

    28.07.2020

  3. Lets’ Stay Together - Irish Aphasia Theatre

    Lets’ Stay Together - Irish Aphasia Theatre Read more

    06.07.2020

  4. Lets Stay Together: THE HIDE SCULPTURE

    Lets Stay Together: THE HIDE SCULPTURE Read more

    23.06.2020

  5. Resort Residency 2020 Open Call

    Resort Residency 2020 Open Call Read more

    19.06.2020

  6. What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Marie Hanlon

    What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Marie Hanlon Read more

    11.06.2020

  7. What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Pamela Leonard

    What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Pamela Leonard Read more

    11.06.2020

  8. What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Bernie Masterson

    What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Bernie Masterson Read more

    11.06.2020

  9. Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

    Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 Read more

    08.06.2020

  10. Let’s Stay Together: Draíocht Planning for recovery post Covid-19

    Let’s Stay Together: Draíocht Planning for recovery post Covid-19 Read more

    11.06.2020

  11. What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of John Kindness.

    What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of John Kindness. Read more

    29.05.2020

    Let's Explore the artwork of John Kindness.

    Fingal Arts Office recently Celebrated 25 Years of Collecting Art! Over the next few days we will share an artwork from this amazing collection with you and invite you to respond with your own masterpieces.Ideal for all ages and abilities, you might like to focus on developing your drawing or painting skills by recreating the artwork you see, or you might prefer to focus on a small detail to get started and then let your imagination run wild to create your very own original piece in response. The choice is yours! All we ask is that you share your finished artwork for us all to see and enjoy. This way we stay together and connected through art.

    Let’s begin with Irish Artist John Kindness. This print is called, ‘Charles Coote’, made in 1998, using two plate etching, aquatint & drypoint. Artists explore their subject matter in detail and carefully consider their composition. Look closely, what can you see? Explore the focal character and his garments, look at the background drapes, what else can you find?  Look around your home and find objects to draw.  Maybe someone at home would like to volunteer to be the subject matter of your artwork! Using whatever and whoever you can find, make your very own artwork inspired by John Kindness’ print.

  12. What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of Catherine Barron

    What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of Catherine Barron Read more

    29.05.2020

    What Do You See? Let's Explore the artwork of Catherine Barron.

    Fingal Arts Office recently Celebrated 25 Years of Collecting Art! Over the next few days we will share an artwork from this amazing collection with you and invite you to respond with your own masterpieces.Ideal for all ages and abilities, you might like to focus on developing your drawing or painting skills by recreating the artwork you see, or you might prefer to focus on a small detail to get started and then let your imagination run wild to create your very own original piece in response. The choice is yours! All we ask is that you share your finished artwork for us all to see and enjoy. This way we stay together and connected through art.

    Today we are delighted to share ‘Soup & Bread’ by Irish Artist Catherine Barron. It was made in 2013 using acrylic ink on sheet metal.  Artists use lots of different techniques and materials for creating their artwork. What do you think about the materials used to make this work, look at its shape? Can you look around your home and find interesting materials to draw or paint directly on to? Catherine once said that ‘windows frame a particular place, time and way of life. They are the eyes of a home’. Using your window look outside and capture the shapes, colours or objects you see. In Catherine’s piece she is looking from the outside in. Look around your home for materials to draw, colour and paint with; magazines & fabric cuttings for great for collage, what else can you find? Using your materials create an artwork in response to Catherine’s piece.

  13. What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of Susan Sex.

    What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of Susan Sex. Read more

    29.05.2020

    The Old Peach House, Malahide Castle’ by Fingal artist Susan Sex.

    Fingal Arts Office recently Celebrated 25 Years of Collecting Art! Over the next few days we will share an artwork from this amazing collection with you and invite you to respond with your own masterpieces. Ideal for all ages and abilities, you might like to focus on developing your drawing or painting skills by recreating the artwork you see, or you might prefer to focus on a small detail to get started and then let your imagination run wild to create your very own original piece in response. The choice is yours! All we ask is that you share your finished artwork for us all to see and enjoy. This way we stay together and connected through art.

    Summer time calls us to look again at the beautiful colours, patterns and rhythms found in nature. Today we’re delighted to share ‘The Old Peach House, Malahide Castle’ by Fingal artist Susan Sex. A watercolour on paper, it was commissioned by Fingal County Council in 2018. Susan is a botanical artist and has studied plants and their habitats for many years. What kind of plants can you find at home and in your surrounding environment? You might find a houseplant, an outdoor shrub, a wild flower. You might even find a plant in your fridge! Whatever you discover, study the detail, the colour, the shape, the texture. What does it smell like? How does it feel? Using your senses - sight, smell, sound, touch, what other information can you gather? Then create your own artwork in response to Susan’s painting using any materials you can find at home and share it with friends, family and Fingal County Council.

  14. Let’s Stay Together: ‘Estuary’ celebrating 25 years of Fingal County Council’s Art Collection

    Let’s Stay Together: ‘Estuary’ celebrating 25 years of Fingal County Council’s Art Collection Read more

    28.05.2020

  15. Transcending Time

    Transcending Time Read more

    27.05.2020

  16. Let’s Stay Together: Una Sealy

    Let’s Stay Together: Una Sealy Read more

    14.05.2020

    Let's Stay Together: Una Sealy (Part one)

    An initiative connecting artists and communities during Covid-19.

    In this week's Let's Stay Together series we welcome Fingal artist Una Sealy. Una is established as one of Ireland's leading visual artists. Her work is included in many private and public art collections, including our own in Fingal County Council. She is best known for her paintings of domestic interiors, streetscapes, landscapes and portraits, and today we welcome Una to take us through her process of how to paint a portrait.

  17. Let’s Stay Together: Donal Kearney & Michael Dawson of Fingal Academy of Music

    Let’s Stay Together: Donal Kearney & Michael Dawson of Fingal Academy of Music Read more

    27.04.2020

  18. ‘Let’s Stay Together’: Fingal Arts Office connecting people and ideas during Covid-19

    ‘Let’s Stay Together’: Fingal Arts Office connecting people and ideas during Covid-19 Read more

    20.04.2020

  19. Have Your Say! Music Education Opportunities for Children and Young People.

    Have Your Say! Music Education Opportunities for Children and Young People. Read more

    02.04.2020

    Fingal County Council, in partnership with the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board, invite you to complete a survey that will help us understand your views regarding access to performance music education for children and young people in the county.

    This research will support a submission to Music Generation, the national performance music education programme. Your views are important to this process and will enable the partners to develop and deliver music education programmes that suit the needs of children and young people, aged 0 – 18 years, now and into the future.

    There are three surveys to choose from:

    Children & Young People www.surveymonkey.com/r/FingalMusicYoungPeople

    Music Education Providers & Musicians www.surveymonkey.com/r/FingalMusicProivders

    General Public www.surveymonkey.com/r/FingalMusicGeneralPublic

    Read on for more information. 

  20. Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio Open Call

    Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio Open Call Read more

    16.04.2020

  21. Message from the Arts Office Fingal County Council County

    Message from the Arts Office Fingal County Council County Read more

    25.03.2020

  22. Fingal County Council Artists’ Support Scheme 2020

    Fingal County Council Artists’ Support Scheme 2020 Read more

    06.12.2019

  23. Flourish - New Opportunity for Post Primary Schools

    Flourish - New Opportunity for Post Primary Schools Read more

    06.12.2019

    Calling Post Primary Schools to apply for Flourish - a new arts-in-education project for TY students 

    Fingal County Council’s Arts Office is delighted to be working in partnership with Superprojects, to bring this new arts-in-education opportunity to a post-primary school in Fingal. There is provision for one school to participate and the project is aimed at a transition year class. 

    We now invite you to read the information attached, and if you are interested in the project on behalf of your students please email an expression of interest to julie.clarke@fingal.ie at Fingal Arts Office, no later than Wednesday 11th of December.

    The school will be selected and notified by Tuesday 17th of December, and an initial meeting to plan the project delivery will be organized for January 2020.

    Your Expression of Interest should include:
    • a statement of interest in the project
    • an agreement of participation on behalf of a TY group
    • a brief explanation of how this will benefit the students (max 80 words)
    • a named contact teacher and contact details
     

  24. The Art Life - Calling Post Primary Schools in Balbriggan & Swords

    The Art Life - Calling Post Primary Schools in Balbriggan & Swords Read more

    06.12.2019

    Calling Post Primary Schools in Balbriggan & Swords to apply for The Art Life – an arts-in-education initiative for 2020 

    Fingal Arts Office is delighted to be working in partnership with Superprojects to bring this new arts-in-education opportunity to two second level schools in Fingal. There is provision for two schools to participate and the project is aimed at transition year class groups. 

    We now invite you to read the information attached, and if you are interested in the project on behalf of your students please email an expression of interest to julie.clarke@fingal.ie at Fingal Arts Office, no later than Wednesday 11th of December.

    The school will be selected and notified by Tuesday 17th of December, and an initial meeting to plan the project delivery will be organized for January 2020.

    Your Expression of Interest should include:
    • a statement of interest in the project
    • an agreement of participation on behalf of a TY group
    • a brief explanation of how this will benefit the students (max 80 words)
    • a named contact teacher and contact details
     

  25. Continued Professional Development Opportunity for  Early Childhood Educators

    Continued Professional Development Opportunity for Early Childhood Educators Read more

    15.10.2019

    Continued Professional Development Opportunity for
    Early Childhood Educators

    Where: Draíocht, Blanchardstown
    When:  Sunday 20th of October 2019, 10am – 4pm

    Artist Lucy Hill will introduce participating educators to ways of using contemporary artworks as a starting point for designing bespoke early years arts activities for young children that take into account the Aistear curriculum, children’s highly specific needs and likes, and the spaces available in early years settings.

    During the day Lucy will guide the group on an exploration of Estuary - an exhibition featuring some of the artworks within Fingal County Council’s Public Art Collection, to generate ideas for art activities designed for children. This will be a practical, messy and highly enjoyable day where you will collaborate with other professional early childhood educators to inspire and extend your confidence and abilities for providing arts activities for children, from early years to after school clubs.  

  26. Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2019

    Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2019 Read more

    03.10.2019

  27. Culture Night 2019

    Culture Night 2019 Read more

    17.09.2019

  28. ESTUARY

    ESTUARY Read more

    03.09.2019

    An exhibition celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Fingal County Council Municipal Art Collection.

    Thursday 12 September – Saturday 16 November 2019

    Fingal County Council is proud to present this major exhibition curated by Una Sealy RHA, James English RHA, Joshua Sex and Sanja Todorovic. The collection comprises of works by national and international artists, graduates, emerging artists and local artists. Over 200 artworks have been acquired since the collection began in 1994 and it has been continually evolving since with new acquisitions being added when the opportunity and resources present themselves. The collection contains a broad selection of work by artists such as Eva Rothschild, George Potter, John Kindness, Pamela Leonard, Maeve McCarthy, Patrick Scott and Mick Cullen, amongst others.


    The curators are all Fingal artists, whose art also features in the collection. They describe their process of selecting work for this exhibition as taking in the physical and natural landscape of Fingal and celebrating local and visiting artists that have arrived to the county through the collection. The official motto of Fingal County Council is Flúirse Talaimh is Mara — the abundance of land and sea which is reflected in some of the artworks featured in the exhibition.
     

  29. SAC - Special Area of ConVersation

    SAC - Special Area of ConVersation Read more

    06.09.2019

  30. Howth artist Sorca O’Farrell awarded the 2019 Fingal County Council Graphic Studio Award

    Howth artist Sorca O’Farrell awarded the 2019 Fingal County Council Graphic Studio Award Read more

    26.06.2019

  31. 2019 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers

    2019 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers Read more

    02.08.2018


    Fingal Arts Office have partnered with Words Ireland to deliver a Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers.  This is a national programme open to ‘emerging/early career Fingal writers’. The programme ideal for poets, literary prose writers and creative non-fiction writers.

  32. Fingal Arts Office Graduate Award Opportunity 2019 in Partnership with MART

    Fingal Arts Office Graduate Award Opportunity 2019 in Partnership with MART Read more

    12.06.2019

  33. Irish Aphasia Theatre Free Workshops

    Irish Aphasia Theatre Free Workshops Read more

    06.06.2019

  34. Creative Music Making - Early Years Music Sessions Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

    Creative Music Making - Early Years Music Sessions Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 Read more

    15.05.2019

  35. Culture Night Fingal 2019 Call for Expression of Interest for Fingal Professional Writers

    Culture Night Fingal 2019 Call for Expression of Interest for Fingal Professional Writers Read more

    15.05.2019

  36. Calling Musicians interested in developing or establishing a practice in Early Years Music

    Calling Musicians interested in developing or establishing a practice in Early Years Music Read more

    08.05.2019

    The four Dublin Local Authorities are collaborating to offer professional musicians an opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of music in the early years. There are three experiential CPD workshops to choose from and musicians can attend more than one.

    Each CPD workshop offers a follow up opportunity to observe, and in some instances assist, an early years music specialist working in context with early years children. The four local authorities are offering a stipend to musicians selected to participate.

  37. Calling Fingal youth dance groups and companies interested in participating at the Irish Youth Dance

    Calling Fingal youth dance groups and companies interested in participating at the Irish Youth Dance Read more

    08.05.2019

  38. The Artful Classroom - A CPD programme for primary school teachers.

    The Artful Classroom - A CPD programme for primary school teachers. Read more

    04.04.2019

  39. Irish Aphasia Theatre Theatre Night 29th of March 2019

    Irish Aphasia Theatre Theatre Night 29th of March 2019 Read more

    26.03.2019

  40. Musician-in-Residence Programme 2019

    Musician-in-Residence Programme 2019 Read more

    08.02.2019

    Call For Musicians

    Fingal County Council is inviting expressions of interest from Musicians who wish to be included on our Musicians’ Panel, with a view to delivering high quality music tuition to children in primary schools in the academic year 2019 / 2020. 

     

    Call for Schools

    Fingal County Council Arts Office is offering schools an opportunity to apply for partnership support to initiate a new music project, or develop an existing music project within their school.  The project must engage a professional musician to deliver lessons that take place on the school grounds and within school hours. The school must match fund the proposed amount they apply for and commit to a two year agreement. 

  41. Réalt na Mara by Robert McColgan, Official Launch, Howth

    Réalt na Mara by Robert McColgan, Official Launch, Howth Read more

    08.02.2019

    A Fingal school choir from Scoil Mhuire, Howth  will join the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin, and Fingal County Council’s Chief Executive, Paul Reid, at the launch of artist Robert McColgan’s Réalt na Mara sculpture in Howth on Friday, February 15 at 10 am.A special naming plaque, celebrating the artist and all those who supported the installation process locally will be unveilled at the event.This will be followed by refreshments at the Howth Yacht Club after. All Welcome

  42. Exploring & Thinking Public Event

    Exploring & Thinking Public Event Read more

    16.01.2019

    Presentations on Early Childhood Arts Commissions
    National Concert Hall, 24th of January 2019.

  43. An Urgent Enquiry  Open Call

    An Urgent Enquiry Artist Residency Opportunity Read more

    14.01.2019

  44. Recipient of RHA School and Fingal Arts Studio Award 2018

    Recipient of RHA School and Fingal Arts Studio Award 2018 Read more

    23.11.2018

  45. Fingal Arts Residency Award in partnership with Graphic Studio Dublin - Open Call 2018

    Fingal Arts Residency Award in partnership with Graphic Studio Dublin - Open Call 2018 Read more

    03.10.2018

  46. Highlights from Culture Night in Fingal 2018

    Highlights from Culture Night in Fingal 2018 Read more

    01.10.2018

  47. Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio Open Call 2018

    Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio Open Call 2018 Read more

    22.08.2018

  48. Resort Revelations

    Resort Revelations Read more

    30.08.2018

    Ways of Seeing - Resort Revelations 2018 Annual Public Art Programme,Lynders Mobile Home Park,Portrane,North County Dublin
    Launch 7th of September at 7pm
    Exhibition 7th – 15th 10-5pm Lynders Mobile Home Park
    Special Event Programme Details

  49. 2019 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers

    2019 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers Read more

    02.08.2018


    Fingal Arts Office have partnered with Words Ireland to deliver a Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers.  This is a national programme open to ‘emerging/early career Fingal writers’. The programme ideal for poets, literary prose writers and creative non-fiction writers.

  50. Announcement - Infrastructure Public Art Programme 2018 - 2021 Awards 9 new Commissions for Fingal Read more

    25.06.2018

    Exciting new public art commissions unfolding throughout the county from 2018 - 2021

  51. CPD / Primary School Teachers / The Artful Classroom

    CPD / Primary School Teachers / The Artful Classroom Read more

    08.06.2018

    Fingal County Council & Superprojects present

    The Artful Classroom

    A CPD programme for primary school teachers
    Accredited by Drumcondra Education Centre

    July 2nd – 6th 2018

    Lunch will be provided 

    Bracken Educate Together National School & The Irish Museum of Modern Art
     

    Please find attached information on our upcoming CPD programme for Primary School Teachers.  It is accredited by Drumcondra Education Centre and carries an entitlement of extra personal vacation (EPV) days.

    Full course information, booking details and facilitators’ biographies are within the flyer, please circulate to your colleagues and anyone you think might be interested. 

    Booking Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-artful-classroom-tickets-46498361852 

    We look forward to seeing you there. 

  52. Infrastructure Fingal County Council’s Public Art Programme 2017 - 2021

    www.fingalarts.ie/infrastructure Read more

    17.08.2017

  53. Per Cent for Art Scheme

    Per Cent for Art Scheme Read more

    28.10.2013

    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.

  54. An Invitation To Collaboration 2016

    An Invitation To Collaboration 2016 Read more

    29.09.2016

    Fingal County Council in partnership with South Dublin, Dublin City & Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Councils were successful with their application for a new Early Years Arts Commission and Engagement programme through the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme.

    We are one of six projects nationwide to receive funding under this scheme.  It is great news for the early years arts sector. 

    Here is an arts council promo piece for the scheme.


     

  55. Animated Film commissioned by Fingal County Council’s Arts Office for the 2013-17 Arts Plan Read more

    04.03.2015

    This animated film was commissioned by Fingal County Council's Arts Office as part of the communications strand for the 2013 - 2017 Arts Plan

    http://vimeo.com/120155434

  56. Artist Stories / Patrick Scott

    Artist Stories / Patrick Scott Read more

    28.10.2013

    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.

  57. Fingal Mummers / The Mummers Play

    Fingal Mummers / The Mummers Play Read more

    28.10.2013

  58. Dance Residency Opportunity for Primary Schools Read more

    04.02.2020

    Fingal Arts Office is working in partnership this year with Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) to secure a dance residency placement in four primary schools in Swords and Balbriggan, Fingal.

    An experienced dance artist will be chosen by DYDC to take up a six-week residency position in each school. DYDC introduces dance in an imaginative and creative way. Children will learn to express themselves through movement, accompanied by music. The workshops focus on kinesthetic learning and uses movement as a method of reinforcing language and other focus areas of the curriculum.