Create and Counterpoints Arts are pleased to announce the participants in the 2023 Summer School on Collaborative Practice and Social Change.
From the interdisciplinary visual arts to music and Hip Hop, live performance, film, photography and dramaturgy, the 2023 participants bring to the School an urgent mix of collaborative and socially engaged practice, blending art with civic activism and community engagement.
In a world increasingly shaped by displacement and uncertainty, the Summer School on Collaborative Practice and Social Change is framed by global and translocal frameworks.
We are delighted to launch in 2023 an International Fellowship Fund that will widen access to the Summer School, generating international exchange and a growing network and alliance between artists and activists. 2023’s special focus is on collaboration between artists and investigative journalists, with the aim of integrating the place-based skills of socially engaged arts practice with the forensic, storytelling skills of journalism.
Visiting international facilitators in 2023 include: Ismael Einashe (investigative journalist), Abdullah Alkafri (dramaturge) and Dana Olarescu (artist and designer in social practice). The Summer School will take place from: 12 – 17 June 2023, at Killary Lodge, Tullyconor, Leenaun, Co Galway.
The Summer School on Collaborative Practice and Social Change is generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and The Community Foundation of Ireland.