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Inis Oírr Artistic Residency for FRESH STREET#3

20.12.2018

An exciting artistic residency will take place in Áras Éanna on Inis Oírr as a part of international conference FRESH STREET#3 ‘International Seminar of the Development of Street Arts’ in May 2019. The overall theme of the seminar is ‘Place and Identity’.

The residency, which takes place from 6 to 31 May 2019, is hosted by ISACS (The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network) and Áras Éanna, in association with Galway 2020. The theme of ‘Place and Identity’ is driven largely by the global and local crisis that the world is experiencing currently in relation to how we relate, feel and perceive same.

The residency is aimed towards the creation of a site-responsive piece of work, belonging to the people and the island of Inis Oírr. It aims to encourage, stimulate and support the creation of an authentic original place and people-responsive work. The successful artist/artists will be announced this week, following an open call in December.

Day one and day three of FRESH STREET#3, which is presented by Circostrada and ARTCENA, in partnership with ISACS Network and Galway 2020, will take place in NUI Galway, with day two taking the form of a one-day exploration of ‘Place and Identity’ on the beautiful Inis Oírr.

This work will then be presented from 22 to 24 May 2019 at the conference, which will see over 250 international delegates from all over the world in attendance, with a professional background and passion for all things street arts. Artists, practitioners, programmers, producers, festivals, stakeholders, policymakers, journalists and more will make up the audience.

“The residency on Inis Oírr will allow an artist or company to respond to themes which resonate with the overall themes of the Galway 2020 programme. Through this event, the opportunity for artists and companies in Ireland to expand their networks all over Europe and beyond is huge.”

Galway 2020 Producer, Craig Flaherty, said that Galway 2020 is looking forward to welcoming people from across the world to Galway for FRESH STREET #3. “The residency on Inis Oírr will allow an artist or company to respond to themes which resonate with the overall themes of the Galway 2020 programme. Through this event, the opportunity for artists and companies in Ireland to expand their networks all over Europe and beyond is huge.”

Lucy Medlycott of ISACS said they are delighted to be partnering with Dara McGee of Áras Éanna Arts Centre on hosting the residency. “This will provide an incredible opportunity for artists interested in working in rural locations to really explore and experience life as an islander and to make a piece of work which resonates with the place and the people of this specific community. We are very excited about presenting the resulting work in progress to the delegates of the upcoming FRESH STREET#3 conference.”

 


The Irish Street Art, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) is a membership organisation which aims to support, encourage and empower these collective art forms. Established in late 2010, the ISACS network has currently over 100 members across Ireland and beyond from these diverse art forms.

 

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