Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Cavan Arts Awards

Are you based in Cavan? Arts Awards deadline approaches fast:

Deadline for submission for Arts Awards for 2011 will close on Friday, 11 February 2011. Info here

The Arts Awards aim to stimulate and support the ongoing development of the arts in County Cavan. Cavan County Council strives to support artists and audiences in engaging with quality artwork through visual exhibition, live art events and arts production.

The main objectives of the awards are:

* To assist organisations, individuals and communities in developing and promoting a wide range of quality arts activities and experiences.
* To work with individuals and communities to promote access, inclusion and participation in the arts.
* To assist in the development of new and innovative arts projects and events in County Cavan.

Tyrone Guthrie Award

Cavan County Council Arts Office in partnership with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre is offering a two week residency at Annaghmakerrig to practitioners in all art forms. This Award aims to assist and encourage established and emerging practitioners, to provide an opportunity to work intensively in a very unique environment. Candidates will be selected based upon previous achievements and on the work project they propose to undertake during the residency, which should take place within 12 months of receipt of their award.

Arts Development Award

The primary focus of this award is on audience development, access, public forums and arts showcasing. This award will be open to individual artists and organisations including festivals, and aims to enhance community ownership, enhance the arts infrastructure in the county, develop existing audiences and promote the arts to new audiences.

Professional Development Award

The primary focus of this award is professional development, the creation of new work and collaborative practise. The focus of this award will be on creativity and innovation and applicants should show clear focus on professional and career development.

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