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Teacher Artist Partnership – Call for Applications

Announcing a wonderful opportunity for Artists (all art forms) to broaden their practice, receive training and project fees, develop creative…
Embrace Exhibition at glór – 18th of May

Embrace Exhibition at glór – 18th of May

The Clare Arts Office Embrace for Arts and People with Disabilities programme welcomes members of the public to attend its…
ECO Showboat comes to Clare

ECO Showboat comes to Clare

The ECO Showboat Mayfly Summer Expedition 2022 Artists undertake solar powered expedition on the Shannon to spark climate action through…

Call out For Musicians to join the Musicians on Call Project

2 musicians are currently being sought to jon the The Musicians-on-Call project (MOC). MOC will be delivered by professionally trained…
How to Create an Artists Led Network

How to Create an Artists Led Network

Are you involved in an artists led network or interested in becoming involved or setting one up? If so, we…
Digital Marketing Training for Artists/ Makers

Digital Marketing Training for Artists/ Makers

Clare Local Enterprise Office with the support of Creative Ireland have announced a suite of training sessions that will be…
PRISM Call out for Ennis Street Art

PRISM Call out for Ennis Street Art

Clare County Council, with the support of Creative Ireland, are seeking proposals for street art in the Ennis Local Electoral…
Exciting new supports for artists

Exciting new supports for artists

We are delighted to announce to important opportunities for artists of all disciplines. Platform 31 will see a bursary awarded…
Live Local Performance Scheme

Live Local Performance Scheme

Clare Arts Office has opened a call for musicians and promoters to submit ideas for live music performances throughout the…
Ennis Mela in the Open

Ennis Mela in the Open

We are delighted to announce that our final Faoin Spéir|In the Open event with Fidget Feet comes to Ennis on…
Arts and Disability Researcher Required

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…
Flutterby comes to Ennis

Flutterby comes to Ennis

Flutterby is the second of our In the Open | Faoin Spéir events with Fidget Feet. Flutterby is a magical…
Behind the Scenes Filming Smother in Lahinch

Behind the Scenes Filming Smother in Lahinch

Smother Season 2 has hit national television screens in recent weeks, showcasing, once again the stunning landscapes of West Clare.…
Embrace Associate Artists 2022

Embrace Associate Artists 2022

Clare Arts Office, Embrace Arts and Disabilities programme is delighted to announce Fionnathan Productions, Fionn and Jonathan Angus as Associate…
House!  Call for Participants

House! Call for Participants

Clare Arts Office are delighted to be leading on an incredible outdoor performance project with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company…
Creative Ireland Clare Grants Scheme

Creative Ireland Clare Grants Scheme

Current Funding Opportunities Creative Ireland is a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of…
Call for Proposals to mark the Decade of Centenaries

Call for Proposals to mark the Decade of Centenaries

Clare County Council will make 3 awards in 2022 of €4,500 each to support artists and / or creative communities…
Webinar – The Ethical Artist

Webinar – The Ethical Artist

As part of our Professional Development Series for artists we are delighted to work with Limerick City and County Arts…

Live Local Performance Scheme – Christmas Events

A wonderful array of musical events and spectacle are lined up for Christmas in Clare. Supported by the Department of…
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,…

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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