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Image credit: The Age of Participation, Ludwig Muzeum, Budapest (2015) Photo: Márton Somorjai.
Image credit: The Age of Participation, Ludwig Muzeum, Budapest (2015) Photo: Márton Somorjai.

The Collaborative Arts partnership Programme (CAPP) Website is now live.

The website has been developed over several months by Animo Creations. Animo Creations is a web design and development studio created by Karlijn Oostrik and Jorge de Rueda in 2000. With over 15 years of experience in creating web projects, they have worked for clients in Spain, Holland and UK. They are based in Madrid, Spain, and have been working in the cultural sector for many years now. Their principles match what Create and partners wanted for the CAPP website, acting as a showcase for all CAPP activities, a legacy and resource for collaborative arts and general EU culture sector, a contemporary website which is user friendly with clean modern aesthetic.

The platform will provide a central gathering point for information on aims, objectives, timelines and activities of the CAPP programme and will also give access to advice and support for artists working in, or aspiring to work in, the field of collaborative arts across Europe. 

It will be a dynamic and relevant source of information for those who are active in cultural, social and community contexts, including curators, managers, policy makers, academics, students and the general public. It will have all the opportunities and news updates about the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme and the opportunities for artists and communities to work together across Europe.

cappnetwork.com

For further information on the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme, contact Katrina Goldstone This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit the CAPP section on the Create website 

“CAPP- supporting the development of collaborative arts across Europe”

A transnational partnership on collaborative arts funded by Creative Europe

2014-2018

Partners: Create-Ireland (coordinating lead partner); Agora Collective, Berlin; hablarenarte:, Madrid; Heart of Glass, St Helens (UK); Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück; Live Art Development Agency, London; Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; M-Cult, Helsinki; and Tate Liverpool.

CAPP Creative Europe Programme Year Two celebrates the creation of many opportunities for artists 

Create and its EU partners in the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme brought the second year of CAPP to a close in Valencia, Spain. Against the backdrop of the international meeting of IETM, they marked the achievements and milestones of this ambitious Europe wide partnership programme for collaborative arts. Hosted by the Spanish partners Hablarenarte from the 2nd-4th November, the nine partners made ambitious plans which included exciting commission opportunities for artists across Europe that will draw in diverse audiences through 2017. In the spirit of sharing with an already well established European Network, the CAPP partners also made a presentation to IETM in their Showroom strand.

Ailbhe Murphy, director of Create, the coordinating partner, said: “We are able to look back over the two years of CAPP and see how nearly 700 artists have engaged with the programme at this stage. Through both professional development workshops and now with our dedicated Residencies strand we have been able to provide terrific opportunities for artists who work with communities of interest and of place. We are about to launch the CAPP website too which will be a marvellous resource for information, not only about the many CAPP activities but also as a research and resource hub.”

The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices. 

In addition, the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme will engage with policy makers, academics, cross-sector partners and diverse communities in the partner countries with a view to facilitating knowledge exchange, dynamic arts programming and cultural policy development. This innovative four year programme seeks to develop new audiences by extending participation in the arts across Europe.

For further information on the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme 

Contact Katrina Goldstone This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit www.create-ireland.ie and www.cappnetwork.com

(RE)PUBLIC

A collaborative arts showcase in Chicago, inspired by 2016, organised by Create the national development agency for collaborative arts as part of I Am Ireland, Culture Ireland’s International programme for 2016

Date: October 23, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Venue: Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago
Launch event: 30 October 3-5pm, Hyde Park Arts Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

Create are delighted to announce that (Re) Public the collaborative arts showcase at Hyde Park Arts Center in Chicago will open its doors to the public on 23rd October with an official launch with the Consulate of Ireland taking place at Hyde Park Arts Center on 30th October. The exhibition will be opened by Vice Consul General Ragnar Almqvist.

The exhibition (Re)Public presents the work of seven leading contemporary Irish collaborative artists in Chicago in 2016.The artists are: Seamus Nolan (Visual Arts) Dylan Tighe (Theatre/ Music) Marie Barrett/ North 55 (Visual Arts) Philippa Donnellan / CoisCéim (Dance Theatre) Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernström / Softday (Sound Art) and artist / curator Megs Morley (Film/Visual Arts). These artist’s practices engage in profound ways with different publics in exploring pressing social, political and environmental issues current in 21st century Ireland. These include hidden histories of state institutional abuse (Nolan) community identity in post conflict rural border regions (North 55), issues relating to natural cycles in time, climate change and its global effects (Softday), the individual’s struggle for autonomy within the field of mental health (Tighe) the importance of creative autonomy and independence and the right to self-expression in movement and dance (Donnellan) and strategies of resistance that include artistic intervention, self-organisation, and collectivism (Morley).

Create is delighted to announce that two new members have joined the Create board. They are Sinead Dowling, Arts Officer, Carlow County Council and Martin Drury, independent practitioner and adviser, and former Director of Strategic Development at the Arts Council.

Ailbhe Murphy Director of Create said:

“Our two new board members bring significant skills to the Create Board. Sinead with her experience rooted in local arts, curation and commissioning and Martin with a distinguished career spanning so many key arts and policy areas. As Create heads towards its next phase of development with a new Strategic Plan from 2018 onwards, Sinead and Martin’s contribution will be invaluable to the organisation’s growth and consolidation.”

Sinead Dowling has been Arts Officer with Carlow County Council since 2004, where she is responsible for local arts development in Carlow. She has curated and project managed temporary site specific art projects in Carlow. Through management of the public art programme, Sinead has also been responsible for innovative commissioning of artists. She sees collaboration, risk taking and contemporary art rooted locally at the heart of all commissions. Recently awarded Invitation to Collaborate Arts Council funding for Carlow as a partnership project with Take A Part UK, this important initiative will result in socially engaged co commissioning opportunities for local communities. As an artist Sinead was commissioned through Breaking Ground, Ballymun 2001 and is currently undertaking a Masters in Socially Engaged Practice NCAD.

Martin Drury is an independent practitioner and adviser. In a career spanning nearly forty years and encompassing practice, project-management and policy-making, he has been Arts Education Officer (Sligo/Leitrim); Artistic Director of TEAM theatre-in-education company; Education Officer at the Arts Council ; author of The Dublin Arts Report; Druid Theatre’s script editor; Founding Director of The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children; theatre director with 20+ productions to his credit including a period as Associate Director of the Abbey Theatre; Arts Director and later Director of Strategic Development at the Arts Council. He is a board member of Music Generation.

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, and Fingal Arts Office announce

Resort Residency awarded to UK artist Selina Thompson

Create and Fingal Arts office are delighted to announce that the UK artist Selina Thompson has been successful in the Open Call for the Resort Residency, as part of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme funded by Creative Europe. Resort Residency has, to date, hosted close to twenty Irish artists since its inception in 2014. In 2016 a special and extended Resort Residency Opportunity was open to international artists across the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme territories of Spain, Finland, Hungary, Germany & UK.

Selina Thompson is an acclaimed artist and performer based in Leeds. Her work is playful and participatory, focused on the politics of identity and how this defines our bodies, lives and environments. Of her work, Thompson says: “My practice is primarily intimate, political and participatory, with a strong strand of public engagement and investigation which then leads to joyous, highly visual work, which seeks to connect to those often marginalized by the arts. I believe with all my heart in the capacity of art to change society and, in my more optimistic moments, the world, and relish any opportunity to connect with an audience, and to create work that invests in deep engagement with the public.” Her work and commissions include Dark and Lovely, Northern Stage, Ovalhouse, Birmingham REP, Sheffield Theatres and Theatre in the Mill (2015) originally commissioned by East Street Arts, and supported through funding from Leeds Inspired and Arts Council England; Race Cards supported by Buzzcut, Camden People’s Theatre, Forest Fringe and Fierce Festival, Leeds Library, Artsadmin, and IBT international showcase; Salt, commissioned by Theatre Bristol, Mayfest and Yorkshire Festival and soon to be developed into a book with support from United Talent Agency.

Resort Residency runs throughout the summer months and as a result of this partnership, is taking place in an extended period from 9 to 30 September 2016, offering the artist the opportunity to undertake a three week residency at the scenic Lynders Mobile Home Park in the thriving North County Dublin villages and surrounding areas of Portrane and Donabate. The residency will support research and dialogue with communities in the area.

Resort Residency will coincide with the local Bleeding Pig Festival / Resort Revelations Programme which is a significant local festival affording the Resort Residency artist a great introduction to the area. Create and Fingal Arts Office will support the artist through the process and facilitate meaningful engagement with the local and artistic community linked to the residency.

Further Media Information: (Ireland)

Katrina Goldstone | Create |087 7790705 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weblinks:
Artist Selina Thompson’s website
Create
Fingal Arts

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