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Business to Arts Artist-in-Residency programme goes West

I am particularly pleased that we have supported the Business to Arts Artist-in-Residence (AR) initiative – which encourages and enables active partnerships between business, artists and local communities Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan T.D.,

The Artist-in-residence programme is a partnership between Business to Arts and the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund, working with businesses to develop new CSR activity.

The Programme covers a broad spectrum of activity: community engagement, staff engagement and work-place creative activities by the host companies and artists

In 2019/2020 3 residencies will take place.

  1. SOAR (success overcoming all resistance) is the ‘LK Shields AR Programme’ taking place in Galway city. Theatre practitioner James Riordan will work with Access Students in NUI Galway, and members of LK Shields staff, facilitating performance-based and education-based workshops. The aim is to help participants develop leadership, presentation and collaborative skills.
  2. Concert pianist Máire Carroll has been selected to work with families living in the Mid West Simon Community Family Hub. Máire will  work with BHP Insurances staff, facilitating performance-based and education-based activities and workshops. The workshops are designed to develop appreciation of music among all participants.
  3. Local Cork artist Toma McCullim will work with Skibbereen Luncheon Club, Community Day Centre and Community Hospital and members of The Ludgate Hub staff. This programme uses technology to connect older diaspora across the world with their peers in West Cork.

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