Over a period of 6 months, from November 2018 through to April 2019, a partnership of Donegal Intercultural Platform and Donegal County Council completed a research and consultation project among Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Donegal. Led by social practice artist, Bernadette Hopkins MA, the project brought together a broad spectrum of people representing a wide range of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, to share opinions and ideas and to develop priorities for their communities, in the areas of culture and the arts in their broadest sense. The consultation process included workshops, gatherings and celebratory events, of which artistic expression and performance was a key element, alongside lively discussion and debate. Questionnaires, conversation cards, one to one interviews and written submissions, also formed part of the process. The project was funded through The Arts Council’s Invitation To Collaboration Scheme and was part of a wider cultural diversity project led by Mayo County Council, with South Dublin County Council also as a partner.The outcome of the process was the publication in June 19 by Donegal Intercultural Platform of ‘A Donegal Framework 2019 / Intercultural Art in Action Research Project’.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.