Community Engagement Through Performance Art Project Introductory Session
Would you like to take part in workshops and a one-day event in Dublin City University (DCU) promoting the social and cultural values of Ukrainians to the Irish Community?
The CEPA project investigates the potential of performance art in urban space to be a conduit for the values, needs and desires of those displaced (in this case, Ukrainian refugees), thereby raising awareness for their situation among wider publics.
We are looking for Ukrainian refugees (18 years old or over) to participate in the project, which is funded by the Irish Research Council and is a partnership between DCU, Ukrainian Action and Create (National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts).
The workshops and one-day event will be led by artist Sally Walmsley under the supervision of Dr. Marcos Dias, who is the project lead and funding recipient. Sally has extensive experience working on collaborative art projects with communities through inclusion and active participation. It will involve participating in weekly workshops during the months of May and June with the intention of producing the one-day performance, which will take place in the DCU Glasnevin Campus in July 2023. All materials will be provided, and also catering on the day of the event.
We are holding an open day event on the 1st June 2023, at the Ukrainian Action Community Centre in Rathmines, to present an overview of the project.
There is no expectation that you will commit to the project if you attend the meeting. Participation is entirely voluntary and if you decide to participate you will be provided with a document explaining what is expected from you and you will be asked to sign a consent form.
This project has been supported by funding from the Irish Research Council. Dr Marcos Dias (DCU) is the project lead, working in collaboration with Ukrainian Action in Ireland and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.