Research and Development Award

Sound artist and composer George Higgs will conduct research with the Dublin Deaf Choir to explore possibilities of developing a music and performance piece and investigate the area of vibrations in music.

Visual artist Tadhg McGrath will carry out research with a community of interest, the Justice for Terence Wheelock campaign.

Visual artist Martina Cleary is researching socio cultural issues connected to concepts of safety and refuge with the Clare Women’s Network. During the research phase she will be mentored by Seamus McGuinness.

Visual artist Ciara McMahon will research with members of the Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association, exploring possibilities of an event based work or work in multiple media.

Artist Fiona Hallinan will conduct research with the Palmerstown Active Retired Walking Group, with a view to creating a site specific audio work. She will be mentored by composer Alex Synge

Project Realisation Awards

Limerick Community Education Network will be working with the artist Christina Gangos-Klien to create a series of ‘one shot documentaries’ (1-5) minutes, featuring everyday events that can reveal the potential and beauty of subjective observation.

Donegal Chamber Orchestra will be working with composer Ian Wilson, interviewing them so that the members of the DCO will actively become part of an original composition, and musical transcriptions of fragments of the conversations will be used as the basis of the sections of the proposed 20 minute work

St Margaret’s Traveller Community Association, Ballymun will work collaboratively with artist Seodin O’Sullivan on the Nomadic Mapping Project

The re-formed Sligo United Trades Club will work with artist Seamus Nolan to devise a living monument to the club, its history and social significance, using social memorabilia and diverse archive material. Events and an exhibition to look at using the Trades Club premises, its site and architecture as a place of collective development will also form part of the artwork.


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