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Banagher Public Art Commission Call for Submissions - Literture

Offaly County Council would like to commission a professional writer to deliver a literature project with the potential to have a lasting impact for the community of Banagher, County Offaly, during 2019/2020. We would therefore, like to encourage a proposal that has a community participatory approach to literature.

We are open to accepting a proposal from professional writers of genres including; poetry, fiction, short fiction, playwriting. Engagement with the community is a prerequisite and every effort should be made to involve the community as a whole in some aspect of the proposal. You must keep in mind that not every participant may have a knowledge of a particular literary genre, but this should not preclude them from participating.

The preferred commission will have the potential to have lasting significance and meaning to the community, while also ensuring a strong artistic priority in relation to the writers own developmental practice.

Closing Date Friday 2nd August at 3pm

Please find relevant documents below for download:

Banagher Public Art Commission - Literature Brief

For further information on Banagher see:

Banagher Community Plan

Banagher Heritage Sign 1

Banagher Heritage Sign 2

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Youth Arts Facilitator Tender 2019

Offaly County Council Arts Office is seeking tenders for the appointment of a temporary youth arts facilitator; for the delivery of a pilot project which will explore a new model of youth arts provision, the focus being: enabling young voices in the initiation, development and delivery of youth arts programming.

Closing date for tenders is Thursday 25 July 2019 @ 3pm

For full details on how to apply download guidelines:

Youth Arts Facilitator Tender (Word)

Youth Arts Facilitator Tender (PDF)

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Professional Artist Database

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL OFFALY ARTISTS

IF YOU WISH BE ON OUR DATABASE YOU NEED TO SEND IN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST DATABASE FORM

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST DATABASE FORM DOWNLOAD HERE

Offaly Arts Office is recently updated our Professional Artist Database. (in accordance with GDPR). The database sends out opportunities and information to Offaly artists of all mediums with regards to the arts in Offaly, artists also need to be included on the database to qualify for Offaly County Council Arts Grants/bursaries. We are asking all existing database artists and new artists to send in a form.

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Can your business tap into the Offaly Film Industry?

Film can bring business worth tens of thousands to an area, with production companies using hotels, catering companies, taxis and restaurants; for instance the recent TV pilot in Charleville Castle saw 130 cast and crew come to Tullamore for 6 days using a wide range of services from local petrol stations to hotels and restaurants. The FilmOffaly Vendor Card will give local services the opportunity to tap directly into that industry for extra business.  FilmOffaly is the first port of call for film productions looking for locations and services in Offaly. Businesses who offer a reasonable discount for their services and partner with the FilmOffaly Vendor Card,  will be in a prime position to gain the film industry’s attention.