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CAPP fellows Eileen Manaliff, Bianca Kennedy and Gemma Browne photographed at Practice and Power, June 2018. Photo: Joseph Carr.
CAPP fellows Eileen Manaliff, Bianca Kennedy and Gemma Browne at Practice and Power, June 2018. Photo: Joseph Carr.

CAPP Fellows, part of Learning Development Programme 2018

The Learning Development programme is a unique initiative between Create and Dublin City Council’s exhibition and project space The LAB Gallery, and third level art institutions which have included NCAD, IADT Dun Laoghaire, DIT and the Tisch School of the Arts (New York University). It is an experiential learning programme for students and artists engaging in socially engaged collaborative practice. DCC’s The LAB is closely involved in shaping the programme as well as offering access to curatorial expertise.

In 2018 Create, working with The LAB and DIT, IADT and NCAD, is offering an important opportunity for emerging artists to connect to our Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) in a significant learning and development initiative as CAPP Fellows. Nominated by their colleges, CAPP Fellows come from third-year and fourth-year Fine Art courses and have a strong interest in collaborative practice.

Bianca Kennedy and Gemma Browne from DIT were our first two CAPP fellows, and attended the fourth CAPP Staging Post, hosted by HablarEnArte in Madrid. Entitled Work in Process, this three-day event combined workshops, excursions, an exhibition, the presentation of a publication and public talks.

In April CAPP Fellows Patricia Donnelly and Eileen Manaliff  from NCAD attended the fifth Staging Post hosted by Heart of Glass in St. Helens in association with Tate Exchange in Liverpool. Entitled With For About, this Staging Post explored collaborative projects and processes that are rooted in the concept of “Place”.

Attendance at these events provided a full immersion in the field of collaborative arts practice for the CAPP Fellows.

In addition to CAPP Staging Posts the Fellows will play an important part in delivering Practice and Power in June, when an international community of artists, participants, community activists, thinkers, policy makers and programmers will gather in Dublin. This event marks the culmination of a series of public Staging Posts held at key points across the CAPP partner network over 2017/2018. Practice and Power marks the final and most significant dissemination moment for CAPP and as such is an event of key import for students of the Learning Development Programme.

The 2018 programme marks a further development in this long-standing arts education programme developed and delivered in partnership with the LAB Gallery and supported by Dublin City Council Arts Office.

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