Observing Offaly Book
Launch date 24th November 2016
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Faithful Rising Exhibition
Launching on Wednesday 5th October at 6pm in Aras an Chontae Tullamore, ‘Faithful Rising’ is a unique artistic expression of the events of the 1916 Rising. Cork based artist Eoin Coveney was commissioned by Offaly County Council to create illustrations of the documented events of 2016 with reference to Offaly and the role played by Offaly men in the Rising. Click this link for more info
Mini Movies -See what our schools can do
Each year three schools from Offaly debut their own film creations at the OFFline Film Festival. This year the premiere is on Friday 12th October at 12noon in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. To find out more about this project please see or our multi media page for links to the films they have created been created in previous years.
We had a great night with over 36 acts performing all over Offaly. To see some photos and news from the night check out our facebook page.
We also have a lovely short film Faces of Tullamore that was projected onto Spollens in Tullamore on Culture Night to view it you can visit our OffalyArts Youtube Channel
Foundation Arts (the annual festival which has occupied Kilroy’s, Tullamore since 2013) will evolve to bring a selection of artistic projects and events over the next couple of months in the premises before construction starts on the new Arts Centre. Keep an eye on the Tullamore Community Arts Centre facebook page for up dates on the Foundation programme.
Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine Spring 2016
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Edited by Vivienne Clarke
Birr Writers Residency 2016 NOWCLOSED
Applications WERE sought for the 2016 Writers' Residency in Birr, Co. Offaly. Details and application can be downloaded by following this link. Closing date WAS Friday 4th March 2016 @ 3pm
Festival Grants 2016 CLOSED
This grant supports art programmes of festivals in Offaly. Past receipients of the grants include: Birr Vintage and Arts Festival, Shakefest Dance Festival, Slievebloom Storytelling Festival, OFFline Film Festival, SCRIPTs Playwriting Festival, Daingean Homecoming Festival etc.For forms please see click thislink to our Festival Page.Closing date Fri 26th February 2016 @ 4pm
FilmOffaly/Filmbase Award 2016 NOWCLOSED
An annual award which invites applicants to submit short film scripts. The winner of the award receives €8,000.00 towards the production of the film, together with other benefits. The film must be shot on location in Offaly. See www.filmoffaly.ie for more information and application forms. Closing date Friday 4th March 2016 @ 3pm 2016
SECRETS OF OFFALY
The three SECRETS OF OFFALY public art projects have assembled for a single exhibition which launched on Thursday 4th Feb 2016 @ 7pm in Aras an Chontae, Tullamore. These projects are the legacy of three Offaly Communitie sin the early 1900's. To find out more follow about these projects this link.
To find out more about the exhibition click here
Acclaimed photographer Veronica Nicholson has been commissioned by Offaly County Council to document the county during 2015/2016. She will create 200 images which will be published in a large photo book and culminate in an exhibition of some of the images click here to read more or visit www.facebook.com/observingoffaly?fref=ts
Edenderry, Birr & Tullamore
Professional Training for Theatre & Film
Offaly Youth Theatre is a not-for profit organisation funded by Offaly County Council that places the artistic wants and needs of its young members first.(Ages 14-20). All facilitators are third level trained and Garda Vetted. OYT offers a place for young people to communicate their own ideas, learn acting skills for film and theatre, use own voice, write their own scripts and perform it.
For more info, videos and news articles see our webpage or visit us on facebook.
Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath
Check out our introduction video on Youtube
Tullamore Community Arts Centre
For up to date news on the progress of the centre and fundraising events visit www.tullamorecommuityartscentre.ie
ALWAYS Wanted - Film Locations and Offaly Business for Film Industry
Film can bring business worth tens of thousands to an area, with production companies using hotels, catering companies, taxis and restaurants. Our FilmOffaly Vendor Card gives local services the opportunity to tap directly into that industry.Visit www.filmoffaly.ie for more info
We are always looking for interesting locations So if you think your house, business or factory would suit give us a call on 05793 57400
OUR ONLINE VIDEOS & MUSIC
We have some great videos from the public art films The Grand Experience to Offaly Youth Theatre productions. We have music by Wayne Brennan and music from the community of Kilcormac. We have stop motion films and promo films for Culture night to see our full collection visit our multi media page or check us out on our Youtube
The Association of Local Authority Arts Officers
General Information is available on this organisation by following this link
Press Release on 25 Years of the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers Conference