Events

Image: Rick Lowe, Victoria Square Project, 2017-18, social sculpture, Elpidos Street, Victoria Square, Athens, documenta 14. Photo: Freddie Faulkenberry.
Image: Rick Lowe, Victoria Square Project, 2017-18, social sculpture, Elpidos Street, Victoria Square, Athens,
documenta 14. Photo: Freddie Faulkenberry.

Create Networking Day for Collaborative Arts, Friday 1 December 2017

1 December 2017, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama Theatre and performance, NUI Galway

Registration & coffee conversations from 10am

Welcome Address: 10.45 am

Book now. Tickets cost 20 euro including catered lunch, 10 euro for members. Booking is essential

This year Create’s National Networking Day will focus on art, diversity and transformative practice. At the level of geopolitics globally we are witnessing vulnerable populations on the move at an unprecedented scale. At the same time, at the level of the nation state, we see the consolidation of some familiar exclusionary discourses around notions of national identity. How can artists working collaboratively respond? How can collaborative arts and cultural practices challenge dominant and exclusionary narratives? How can we engage in inclusive ways to democratise public space at the level of the neighbourhood and the city? Over the course of the day we will explore the politics of identity and how it defines our bodies, ways of integrating the narrative of Traveller history, approaches to making large-scale interdisciplinary performance reflecting the diversity of place and collaborative arts practice connected with question of race, neighbourhood and displacement.

Presenters include Selina Thompson who 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. Selina will draw on her Resort Residency 2016 with Create / CAPP and Fingal Arts Office in her keynote. Previous commissions include Dark and Lovely, Northern Stage, Ovalhouse, Birmingham REP, Sheffield Theatres and Theatre in the Mill (2015) Race Cards performed at 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.

Hard Graft (2017): Seoidín O Sullivan as part of Common Ground's studio 468/CITIZEN ARTIST award. Photo: Seoidín O Sullivan.
Hard Graft (2017): Seoidín O Sullivan as part of Common Ground's studio 468/CITIZEN ARTIST award. Photo: Seoidín O Sullivan.

Create / Common Ground – Critical Conversation

ART, ECOLOGY and URBAN SPACES

Date: November 14th 2017
Time: 15.00 – 17.00
Venue: IMMA lecture room

Create and Common Ground are pleased to partner on this panel discussion which will explore the issue of sustainable cities, land access, food access, and spaces of commoning and public sites in urban space. It will seek to explore the potential of collaborative practice to make critical interventions in the urban landscape in order to reveal alternative futures and propose new forms of collective co-operation among diverse publics.

The event draws on artist, Seoidín O’ Sullivan’s HARD/GRAFT project as part of her Common Ground CITIZEN ARTIST award and her recent experience of the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center and Sweet Water Foundation residency exchange programme with Irish Museum of Modern Art and Create.

Chaired by internationally renowned artist educator Dr. Gregory Sholette, the panel comprises of artist Seoidín O’ Sullivan, artist Fiona Woods and Chicago-based artist architect Emmanuel Pratt from the Sweetwater Foundation situated in Chicago (via Skype).

Both Fiona Woods and Emmanuel Pratts’ respective practices connect urban and rural collaborative practice in Ireland to international initiatives that share innovative approaches to developing inclusive urban and rural ecologies.

Half of the European Academy of Participation flyer
Click for the European Academy of Participation 2017 flyer.

A two-day, international conference in Amsterdam about participatory art in education and culture. With keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and open space technology sessions, Living as Form brings together international and national initiatives to share good practice and facilitates a dialogue between the cultural and the educational sector. The conference is aimed at artists, curators, producers, community and institutional leaders, teachers, researchers and critics, from the Netherlands and internationally

Featuring Renzo Martens, Patricia Kaersenhout, Pier Luigi Sacco, Julian Klein, Anke Bangma — and you! 

Glittery Embrace by Culturstruction (Tara Kennedy & Jo Anne Butler). Photo: Henrietta Williams.
Glittery Embrace by Culturstruction (Tara Kennedy & Jo Anne Butler). Photo: Henrietta Williams.

People and Place in Cork

Date: 18 June
Time: 3pm
Meeting point: Civic Trust House, 50 Pope's Quay
Cost: Free

Create are delighted to work in partnership again with Cork Midsummer. Create is committed to working with festivals across Ireland to programme and raise discussions on collaborative, socially engaged and site specific projects that involve and engage diverse publics.

An interactive walk and talk tour of Cork with architect and artist Tara Kennedy exploring new ideas on people, place and space, and new architectural and collaborative ideas on our built environment. CREATE present this conversation on the move about people and urban space with Tara Kennedy, recipient of the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme (Collaborative Arts and Architecture) in 2015.

By engaging and involving the public with architectural practices, new understandings can emerge which can also create a platform for collective conversations about the kind of environment we want to live in today. These topics and other trends in collaborative architecture will be discussed with Tara Kennedy as the audience traverse the City of Cork in this interactive interrogation of the cityscape and how we can shape it.

Arts and Health Check Up, Check In

artsandhealth.ie, Create and Arts Initiative in Mental Health, Sligo

Date: May 5
Time: 930am – 5pm
Venue: The Model, Sligo

BOOK NOW (€20 inc. lunch)

Bookings are now being accepted for Arts and Health Check Up, Check In, the arts and health get-together hosted by artsandhealth.ie, Create and Arts Initiative in Mental Health, Sligo. A networking event for arts and healthcare practitioners and artists who work in healthcare settings, this year Arts and Health Check Up, Check In will take place at The Model in Sligo.