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Culture Night Offaly - Call for Submissions 2022

Offaly County Council is seeking applications and proposals for Culture Night Offaly 2022. Two schemes are open

Culture Night Offaly Event Fund 2022 and Culture Night Offaly Artists Commissions

For further information and to download guidelines and how to apply click on the link above

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IN THE OPEN PROGRAMME

Spectacular Vernacular

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Visit www.intheopenoffaly.ie

An exciting programme of arts events across Offaly until end of April 2022

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary taking place between the towns of Birr, Tullamore, and Lough Boora Parklands. Spectacular Vernacular is a series of outdoor events, workshops, performances, and happenings that focus on developing new creative networks and unique opportunities for artists to engage with our community. Spectacular Vernacular is bred from the black earth of the bog and celebrates the local, the ordinary and the mysteries of the colloquial. Much like vernacular architecture depends on utilising the phenomenon in its environs, Spectacular Vernacular emerges from the foundations of artistic cultures that already exist between our towns and in the County of Offaly. Spectacular Vernacular examines the traditions of Offaly and its rural arcadia through the lens of the contemporary practitioners who live there or artists and culturalists whose practice may be historically associated with the locale.

This unique project is a collaboration between the Museum of Everyone | Birr Festivals Collective | Offaly County Council | Birr Theatre & Arts Centre | Tullamore Arts Centre & Lough Boora Parklands.

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In the Open | Faoin Spéir Funding

Offaly County Council’s Arts Office is delighted to announce receipt of funding from the Arts Council for their In the Open | Faoin Spéir, scheme. In the Open | Faoin Spéir, is a special purpose ‘Invitation to Collaboration’ round in 2021 that has been developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of the award is to generate a sustained and curated programme of multidisciplinary, inclusive arts activity in public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland between July 2021 and April 2022. In the Open | Faoin Spéir will help to bring a renewed spirit of optimism and confidence in a fulsome return to the arts

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Creative Places Award of €500,000 for Edenderry

Edenderry to benefit from €500,000 cultural project thanks to Arts Council funding

Offaly County Council and Edenderry Municipal Council will be working in partnership with Creative Lives, a charity which supports and encourages people to be creative in their everyday lives, on an ambitious three-year project to galvanise the creative and cultural scene in Edenderry thanks to today’s announcement of a Creative Places award from The Arts Council.

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Deep Mapping Lough Boora Sculpture Park

Deep Mapping Book - Click here to download

Offaly County Council in partnership with Bord na Móna are delighted to announce the publication of a recently commissioned artist book titled, Deep Mapping: Lough Boora Sculpture Park – Reclaim | Rehabilitate | Restore | Regenerate by artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins. The artists were commissioned by Lough Boora Sculpture Park Management Committee, to develop a deep mapping project that would reveal a detailed depiction of place, people, buildings, objects, flora and fauna, exisiting within and surrounding the Parklands; as part of a process to consider a sustainable artistic vision that can inform the future development of Lough Boora Sculpture Park.

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Offaly Artist Database

If you wish to be included on the Offaly Artists Database please download the attached form complete and send back to us with a full CV and sample/links to your work.

Offaly Artists Database Form PDF

The database sends out opportunities and information to Offaly artists of all mediums with regards to the arts in Offaly,

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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.