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Anything to do with Gypsy Life or Culture. Image: Barby Asante.


Create and Live Arts Development Agency (UK) are delighted to announce that Irish artists Siobhan Clancy and Ciara McKeon have been awarded travel bursaries to take part in the Live Art Development Agency’s DIY10 in September.

Siobhan Clancy will work with Barby Asante and Ciara McKeon with Jordan McKenzie, as part of Live Art Development Agency’s DIY10.

Aaron Wright of Live Art Development Agency said:

“We're delighted to be working with Create on the first ever DIY participant bursaries. Ireland is a hotbed for some of the most exciting artists working today; it seems particularly apt that the first DIY bursaries are for those living or working in Ireland. We are so pleased to have been able to initiate this scheme with an organisation as exciting as Create and look forward to future DIY collaborations.”

Patrick Fox said of the initiative:

“Create is committed to providing more opportunities for artists who work collaboratively or outside of traditional gallery or theatre spaces. Our link up with Live Art Development Agency means that Irish artists can take part in a wonderful opportunity for learning and professional development. We are also really looking forward to expanding the initiative with Live Art Development Agency.”

Siobhan Clancy

Artist Siobhán Clancy has been selected to take part in Barby Asante’s workshop.

Siobhán Clancy’s practice explores models of socialization that impact on individual wellbeing in contexts of health, disability, education and young people.  Outcomes are disseminated online, presented as performance and embedded in event-based programmes to facilitate active engagement by the audience as participants. Clancy is currently researching the impact of the arts in pro-choice activism through the MA programme in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at the National University of Ireland Maynooth.

Barby Asante and Delaine Le Bas
To Gypsyland (with Live at LICA)
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September
A workshop that explores the personal and political in performative, collaborative and socially engaged practices.

Ciara McKeon

Ciara McKeon has been selected to take part in Jordan MacKenzie’s workshop.

Ciara McKeon is presently the Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at the Project Art Centre. She was also a coordinator of Unit 1, a live art performance event at the Exchange Dublin. Ciara McKeon is a visual artist whose practice focuses primarily though not exclusively on live performance. She is a founding member of Performance Art Network.  She graduated from IADT with a BA(Hons) in Visual Arts Practice. Solo work includes LIVE@8, Galway (2012) and in 4.3.12 at Block T, Dublin (2012). She also performed in Spit, spit, scrub, scrub by Amanda Coogan at Dublin Contemporary (2011).

Jordan McKenzie
Look At The E(s)tate We’re In
Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September
A three-day summit for artists held on a council estate in East London examining and interrogating socially engaged art practice.

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