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

Over the coming weeks Fingal Arts Office as part of its “Let’s Stay Together campaign” will present several projects online through its digital media platforms including ongoing clinics with Artists and Communities, alongside a schedule of live and recorded elements announced weekly.

The Programme Launch Event took place on Thursday, April 23  with content streamed through our social media platforms every Thursday from 11am to 12pm going forward. 

Week 1: Presented work by acclaimed Fingal writer Lauren Foley. This can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/410960843

Week 2: Presented a lively music session for families and young with musicians Donal Kearney & Michael Dawson of Fingal Academy of Music. This can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/413533378

Week 3: Presented a catch up with Gerry Lynders, proprietor of Lynders Mobile Home Park and host of our ongoing residency programme Resort Residency. This can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/415881251

Fingal Arts will be participating with the Covid-19 Community Support Helpline on a 7-days-a-week basis, while continuing to work on our objectives as set out in our recently published Arts Strategy 2019 – 2025: Connecting People and Ideas and Bringing Fingal to Life Through the Arts.

The Fingal Arts Office is dedicated to delivering our programme of work and are available to our stakeholders and communities. It hopes for a full return as soon as it is safe to do so, as we understand that art remains a vital part of people’s lives.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: “This initiative from the Fingal Arts Office is an innovative way to bring people together through the arts.

“With the launch of the Community Call Wellbeing initiative nationally, the Arts Office is contributing to the wellbeing of families, individuals and communities by showing that creativity can strengthen community in Fingal.”

Fingal County Council Director of Housing & Community Margaret Geraghty warmly welcomed this initiative saying that: “Now more than ever it is important to support our artists, and in turn our artists can continue to bring positivity and hope to our communities.”

We hope you will join us so that we can stay together during Covid-19.

Let’s Stay Together while we’re apart.

Programme Information:

Clinics for artists and communities will be held every Wednesday 11am – 12noon, starting April 22. 
These meetings must be booked in advance to the relevant areas:

Professional Artists:  Sarah O’Neill –  sarah.oneill@fingal.ie / 018906237
Youth & Education:  Julie Clarke –   julie.clarke@fingal.ie / 01 890 5960
Public Art:   Caroline Cowley –  caroline.cowley@fingal.ie / 01 870 8449
Community Sector: Rory O’Byrne –  rory.obyrne@fingal.ie / 01 890 5099

Live / recorded programme of performances, talks, projects and tutorials will be announced every Monday and will be aired every Thursday at 11am -12pm starting the week of April 20.

Fingal Arts Office