Events

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. 

Photo Credit: The Decorators.
Photo Credit: The Decorators.

This is Not My Beautiful House II 

Seminar as part of Age & Opportunity's Bealtaine Festival 2017
in partnership with Create and the Irish Architecture Foundation

Date: 30 May 

Time: 9:30 – 17:30

Venue: The Studio, Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire

Book here  

As we get older, the spaces and places we inhabit need to be more connected, accessible, and secure. This is Not My Beautiful House II, which is developed with partnership between Create and the Irish Architecture Foundation, is the second in a series of Bealtaine seminars exploring key issues impacting on our social, economic and cultural rights to adequate housing, public space and cultural and creative lives as we get older.

Video still, Manifesto, HD video with sound, permanent collection of The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Anthony Haughey 2016.
Video still, Manifesto, HD video with sound, permanent collection of The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Anthony Haughey 2016.

Collaborative Arts, Interculturalism and Human Rights

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts

Date: Thursday April 6

Time: 11- 3

Venue: Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission 16-22 Green Street, Dublin 7

Booking: visit the Eventbrite page or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This seminar sets out to encourage discussion about the vital role the arts, and in particular collaborative arts, can play in promoting interculturalism and human rights. The seminar will lay the foundations for a common arena for tactical and strategic approaches to social justice and human rights issues through the lens of arts and cultural practice. Of interest to arts practitioners and programmers, activists, civil society groups, policy makers in area of public provision for arts access, participation and the many informal groups who are activating culturally diverse projects in different contexts, the seminar will look at the contradictions and tensions which can arise in the arena of art and activism. Does art with a human rights agenda subvert or uphold a status quo? What are the challenges for makers and collaborators within a Human Rights frame? 

The seminar will feature a keynote address by artist Dr. Anthony Haughey with human rights activist Warsame Ali Garare and will include presentations, film and performance from artists and activists including visual artist Laragh Pittman, theatre maker Bisi Adigun and film maker Jijo Sebastian among others.

I Have Doubts, Fiona Woods (2013). Image courtesy of the artist.
I Have Doubts, Fiona Woods (2013). Image courtesy of the artist.

The Politics of Context

Workshop with Fiona Woods, artist and educator 

Presented by Create and The Dock

Date: Thursday 2nd March 2017

Time: 10 – 1pm

Venue: The Dock, Leitrim

This workshop will explore some of the navigational tools that socially engaged artists can use to critically assess their position in relation to a field of practice which involves various and, sometimes, conflicting interests. The workshop will include a range of theoretical considerations and practical explorations, supporting participants in an analysis and peer critique of their own modes of practice. Relating the practice to the politics of institutions will also be considered. 

This workshop is aimed at both emerging and established artists working in collaborative and socially engaged arts. 

Places are limited to 15, so please book early to secure a place, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Politics of Context in the subject line.

 

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