Create and Carlow Arts Festival are delighted to announce Chinedum Muotto as the successful recipient of a residency award, to precede and coincide with the festival, 4-9 June 2019. The residency is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create. This residency, which aims to support an artist from an ethnic minority to develop their collaborative and socially engaged arts practice, is offered through a partnership between Create and Carlow Arts Festival.
Chinedum Muotto is completing a master’s programme in Race, Migration and Decolonial Studies at UCD. Chinedum seeks to work with local communities by using the arts to disrupt the daily narratives around social injustices globally. He is part of the IIEA Emerging Voices Panel. In 2017 he curated an event exploring cultures and identities at the International Literature Festival Dublin, and he participated in the Washington Ireland Program in 2016. He has curated workshops in Germany, the Netherlands, America and Ireland, primarily targeting youth. Chinedum will work with the Carlow Arts Festival and Create teams during the residency where he will develop his collaborative and socially engaged practice. He will have access to all events during the festival, as well as opportunities to meet with other artists and contributors.