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Irish Language and Contemporary Arts Practice – an exciting opportunity to venutre into unchartered waters?

September 27, 2012

We’d like to personally invite you to ‘Fás agus Forbairt’, a two day symposium and bursary award scheme that we hope will grab your imagination as an artist, producer or presenter.

We intend for ‘Fás agus Forbairt’ to do just that. To explore, challenge and provoke notions of contemporary arts practice in Irish and to support artists in creating fresh, new, innovative ideas. We want to bring artists who speak Irish (and those who just have a ‘cúpla focail’ – whether you use it or not) together to explore contemporary work and potential collaborations and to support these collaborations on a practical level through the provision of development bursaries, mentorship and lab/rehearsal space, details of which will be announced at the sypmosium.

‘Fás agus Forbairt’ will feature presentations and workshops from a number of arts practitioners who are working in English, Irish and bi-lingually, as well as a session with arts programmers and presenters to discuss how artists and presenters can work together to develop new work and the audiences this work deserves.

When: Oct 18th (12pm – 8pm) – 19th (10am – 4pm) 2012

Where: Axis, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Cost: FREE (please let us know if you’d like info on discounted accommodation rates locally)

Registration: Registration is open now.

We would love to have you with us. Feel free to e-mail borradh.buan@axisballymun.ie for more info.

Beir bua,
Róise Goan (Dublin Fringe Festival), Niamh Ní Chonchubhair (Axis: Ballymun) agus Cian O’ Brien (Project Arts Centre)

‘Fás agus Forbairt’ is supported by The Arts Council and Foras na Gaeilge