Space Invaders - Early Years Arts Festival 2017

Space Invaders - Early Years Arts Festival 2017

Space Invaders returns to Farmleigh this May with a creative and playful programme for children aged 0-5years and their adults. Fingal Arts Office recognises the importance of supporting the artistic learning, development and wellbeing of children, their carers and educators. Space Invaders upholds the principles of the Creative Ireland Programme and supports the development of a creative society for all.  Working in partnership with Cliodhna Noonan of Acting Up Arts and Jackie Maguire of Colourstrings Music with Jackie we have devised an artistic programme that celebrates and supports these important first years in life.

Opportunity for Artists, Collectives, Organisations or Companies

International Early Childhood Arts Commission -  Closing date: 24th November 2016

An Invitation To Collaboration 2016

An Invitation To Collaboration 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.

Artful Dodgers

Artful Dodgers

Artful Dodgers, is an early years music and visual arts programme,  delivered in two community crèches in Fingal and engaging children aged three to five years. Fingal County Council’s Arts Office, Fingal County Childcare Committee and artists Jackie Maguire (music) and Naomi Draper (visual arts) are delivering Artful Dodgers in partnership with the children and staff of Ros Éo Community Childcare Centre, Rush and Little Learners Crèche, Mulhuddart.

Now We Are Ready To Start!

Now We Are Ready To Start!

Welcome to Fingal County Council’s first arts programme for the youngest members of our county!

Now We Are Ready to Start! is the result of the collaboration between Fingal Arts Office and three exceptional artists who specialise in working creatively with children. The events were devised specifically for those in their early years (1-5years) and their parents. Please come along and enjoy the wonder and magic of life through the eyes of your child in the idyllic surroundings of Farmleigh.
Events take place on Saturday 13th of October, Saturday 27th of October, Saturday 17th of November and Saturday 24th of November 2012

Call for Artists - Early Years Music

Call for Artists - Early Years Music

Fingal County Council is inviting expressions of interest from visual artists who are interested in working in partnership with Fingal Arts Office, artist Jackie Maguire and relevant organisations and community groups, to deliver a unique Early Years Arts programme with Traveller children and their mothers in two North Fingal Traveller Communities. The pilot project aims to embed music and visual art in two Traveller sites namely; Ardla in Skerries and Forest Little in Swords, through various interconnected workshops facilitated by Jackie Maguire, who will lead the music element of the programme and one visual artist, who will facilitate the visual arts element of the programme.