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Day of the Straws: A ‘cyber vault’ of knowledge, cultural lore and wisdom goes live

Date posted: 30 June 2020

Image shown: Day of the Straws. Photo credit: Marie Brett.

Day of the Straws is an online experience to be remembered: a response to the collective healing of hope required in this unprecedented time. Commissioned by Cork Midsummer Festival, in partnership with Sirius Arts Centre, this new art piece has been created by artist Marie Brett (E.gress, The Amulet, Torpedo) in dialogue with community historians, people of faith, Elders, spiritualists, healers, those cocooning and other interested people, and writer Katie Holly (Crowman, Marion, Sharon). Read More


Survive, Adapt, Renew: Arts Council publishes report from Covid-19 Expert Advisory Group

Date posted: 21 June 2020

The Expert Advisory Group established by the Arts Council to address the Covid-19 crisis in the arts sector published its report on 19 June. ‘Survive, Adapt, Renew’ contains a number of key recommendations to safeguard the arts sector until January 2022.  Read More


Minding Creative Minds: wellbeing support programme for the Irish Music Sector

Date posted: 13 June 2020

Minding Creative Minds (MCM) is the first 24/7 wellbeing support programme for the Irish music sector. Delivered by Spectrum Life, the initial phase of MCM is for musicians, songwriters, artist managers and event production crew in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Read More


Tune In: a collective response to the changing times

Date posted: 8 June 2020

49 North Street and The Happiness Ensemble are collaborating with filmmakers Aoise Tutty Jackson and Maggie Ryan and composer Liam McCabe on creating a collective response to the changing times. Read More


Call for submissions: That One Time – Stories from the Frontline

Date posted: 3 June 2020

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Fighting Words – in partnership with Fighting Words NI – is launching That One Time, a project to draw together a collection of writing reflecting the experiences, thoughts and ideas of frontline workers and their families during this time. Read More

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