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Digital Upskilling Workshops with Michael Fortune

Digital Upskilling Workshops with Michael Fortune

Following the hugely successful ‘Digital Upskilling Workshops’ with Michael Fortune from folklore.ie, we are delighted to announce a new Winter…
Places Matters Conference Calls for Contributions

Places Matters Conference Calls for Contributions

Places Matter, the joint biennial conference series between the Arts Council and Local Government, has been running since 2017. Coming…
Local Live Autumn Series this weekend

Local Live Autumn Series this weekend

The Local Live Performance Scheme was initiated by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, in the…
Tones Studio Residency Launched

Tones Studio Residency Launched

A key action of the Clare Arts Plan is to support culturally diverse artists by designing opportunities to encourage and…
A National Arts & Creative Charter for Older People

A National Arts & Creative Charter for Older People

Public consultation on Ireland’s first Arts & Creative Charter for Older People, developed by Age & Opportunity, is now underway.…
Dial a Seanchaí throughout October

Dial a Seanchaí throughout October

Phone Lines IE 065 6723000 US 833 4630651 (Toll Free) UK 020 80503206 Dial A Seanchaí is a unique audio…
Duala Online Interview

Duala Online Interview

A very special interview and Q & A session will take place online on October 1st, 2021 to mark the…
Artists in Schools Awards: Call for Applications

Artists in Schools Awards: Call for Applications

Clare Arts Office are inviting Primary and Secondary schools to submit their applications for the Artist in Schools Residencies Scheme…
Free youth theatre workshop for children

Free youth theatre workshop for children

Due to demand, Clare Youth Theatre are setting up a new Junior Group in glór, Ennis on Monday afternoons, aimed…
Culture Night Programme Announced

Culture Night Programme Announced

Clare’s cultural community will come together on Friday, 17th September, to showcase the very best the county has to offer.…
Aistear by Aisling Lyons

Aistear by Aisling Lyons

The first track off Aisling Lyon’s debut album ‘Aistear’ is out now.  The track is called ‘Buíochas’ and it’s an…

Applications open for IMO Youth Orchestra

Dave Flynn’s @IrishMemoryOrchestra is inviting applications from musicians aged 10 – 24 to participate in the 2021/22 IMO Youth Orchestra…
Grace Wells announced as Ennistymon’s Poet Laureate

Grace Wells announced as Ennistymon’s Poet Laureate

Poetry Ireland has announced the names of the Poet Laureates selected as part of the Poetry Town initiative, which will…

Awards for Artists with Disabilities

ADI -Arts and Disability Ireland have announced their Arts and Disability Connect Scheme – Round 2 which opens on Monday…
Live Local Outdoor Performance Scheme

Live Local Outdoor Performance Scheme

Music and on street entertainment abounds throughout the county thanks to our Live Local Outdoor Performance Scheme supporting events countywide…
In the Open with A Handful of Dreams

In the Open with A Handful of Dreams

In the Open | Faoin Spéir is an Arts Council funded programme developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis for…
Engine Shorts Awarded to Nell Hensey

Engine Shorts Awarded to Nell Hensey

Following an intensive selection process, huge congratulations are in order for Nell Hensey whose short film Try n’Touch has been…
Visual Voices Programme is launched in Clare

Visual Voices Programme is launched in Clare

Clare Arts Office is delighted to announce the launch of Visual Voices, a new series of free online art tours…
Composers Vision- mentorship opportunity with the Irish Memory Orchestra

Composers Vision- mentorship opportunity with the Irish Memory Orchestra

COMPOSER’S VISION. Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra launches Composer’s Vision, an exciting new mentorship opportunity for young blind or vision…
River Residency awarded to William Bock

River Residency awarded to William Bock

Following an international open call, William Bock has been awarded the Clare River Residency and will work with local liaison,…
Creative Place Award for Shannon

Creative Place Award for Shannon

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in receiving Research & Development funding from the Arts Council…
Glaoch: A Call, Shout.

Glaoch: A Call, Shout.

Glaoch! is a commissioned recording project aimed at amplifying the voices of national school children in Clare – a transmission…
A Fair in the Air by Christy McNamara

A Fair in the Air by Christy McNamara

A Fair in the Air is one artists tribute to the Fair at Spancil Hill and his need to mark…

COVID-19 Guidelines for the Safe Presentation of Festivals and Live Events

The Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland have come together in partnership to develop guidelines in line with the government’s COVID-19…

In the Magic Hour at Querrin Handball Alley

CoisCéim Dance Theatre presents IN THE MAGIC HOUR by David Bolger and Christopher Ash as part of Brightening Air |…

Cruinniú na nÓg

Excited to see all the amazing events from County Clare taking place as part of Cruinniú na nÓg today.Well done…

Artists’ Studio Spaces Available

Clare County Council currently have artists spaces available in Tulla and Ennis. Online Applications are currently sought from artists interested…

Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary 2021

Clare County Council is offering a bursary award to drama practitioners living in Clare to enable them to attend the…

Teacher & Artists Partnership – 2021 Awardees

Congratulations to visual artists Rachel MacManus and Michelle Fallon Toft who were both recently awarded places on the Teacher Artist…

The Arts Council has issued a survey for artists

The survey seeks to broadly assess the impact of COVID-19 and asks about: changes in work practices, work places and…
Creative Climate Action Fund

Creative Climate Action Fund

Clare County Council is proposing to submit an application for the Creative Climate Action Fund at the end of May,…

Arts and Disability Researcher Required

Mapping Arts and Disability provision in Mayo, Clare and Galway City Mayo County Council Arts Service, Clare County Council Arts…

Teacher-Artist Partnership

Siobhan Mulcahy, Arts Officer and Clare County Council together with Ray McInerney Director of the Clare Education Centre are launching…

Shining Path Keep Well Initiative

Delighted to share the journey of Tim Humprhies Shining Path light installation in the 12 O’Clock Hills as part of…

Coming Full Circle

Commissioned by Clare Arts Office to mark Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture, Coming Full Circle was produced by Burren…

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