GCCN Plenary and Annual General Meeting 25th March 2020
All GCCN members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and first Plenary of 2020.When: Wednesday, 25th March
6.30pm (registration from 6pm)
Where: The Harbour Hotel, Galway. If you wish to attend please register at the link below, before Friday, 20th March 2020.On this occasion, elections will be held for vacancies on the GCCN Secretariat and the Galway Sports Partnership. Please see details below.
“Have Your Say”
Galway City Council Arts Strategy 2020-2025 Closing date for submissions: 27th March
Galway City Council Arts Office is in the process of preparing an Arts Strategy for the period 2020-2025. The strategy will set out the main goals and objective for arts development and provide a policy framework to guide Galway City Council’s investment in the arts in the medium-term.
The Arts Strategy will be framed within the context of national arts policy as set out in the Arts Council’s Strategy Making Great Art Work 2015-2025 (see link here) and legislation under the Arts Act 2003 (see link here).
The contribution of Artists (in all art-forms), Arts practitioners, Arts Venues, Festivals and organisations and interested parties is being sought in order to fully inform the preparation of the Arts Strategy.
Research and development to inform the strategy will include a comprehensive engagement and consultation process throughout Spring 2020 to confirm local priority needs and develop actions to address them in a contemporary arts context.
Your participation is welcomed and valued.
See details below.
Sectoral Workshops To Inform Arts Strategy Preparation
Open To Artists & Arts Organisations Galway City Council Arts Strategy 2020-2025
The Arts Office is seeking the contribution of Artists, Arts Organisations, Arts Venues, Festivals and Groups to identify and address opportunities and challenges and to create a policy framework to underpin the city arts programme.
To inform and progress this work sector specific arts policy workshops have been arranged for March 2020 as follows:
Music: Wednesday, March 4th @ 10.30am
Conradh na Gaeilge, 45 Lower Dominick St, Galway
Dance: Wednesday, March 4th @ 2.30pm
Conradh na Gaeilge, , 45 Lower Dominick St, Galway
GCCN: Wednesday, March 4th @ 6.30pm
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway City
Arts in Community Settings: Thursday, March 5th @ 2 30 pm Conradh na Gaeilge, 45 Lower Dominick St, Galway
Literature and Creative Writing: Friday, March 6th @10.30am Theatre Rehearsal Room at the Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane
Children, Young People and Education: Friday, March 6th @ 2.30pm, Druid Theatre Rehearsal Room at the Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane
Arts and Health, and Arts and Disability: Wednesday, March 18th @ 10.30am, Galmont Hotel
Theatre: Wednesday, March 18th @ 2.30pm, Galmont Hotel
Visual, Lens Based Art and Architecture: Thursday, March 19th @ 10.30am Conradh na Gaeilge, 45 Lower Dominick St, Galway
Film and Audio Visual Art: Thursday, March 19th @ 2.30pm Conradh na Gaeilge, 45 Lower Dominick St, Galway
Please ensure you Have Your Say by signing up for the Focus Group /Policy Workshop most relevant to your area of arts practice.
All are welcome to attend but due to space limitations prior booking is essential to guarantee a place.
To book your place please email Deirdre Headd at email@example.com specifying your name, contact information and the details of the sectoral workshop(s) you wish to attend. Galway City Council has appointed Arts Advisor & Cultural Planning Specialist Mary McAuliffe to facilitate the sectoral focus groups and to assist with the preparation of the arts strategy. Mary will lead the workshops (duration approx.1H 30M) with a presentation of the issues, opportunities identified through preliminary research in each arts sector and request feedback and information sharing to inform the vision, strategy and approaches to long-term engagement and partnership between the City Arts Office and the arts community.
’Heartsaver CPR AED’
Training Courses For Family Carers Applications Invited
HSE are presently seeking applications from family carers for a series of ’Heartsaver CPR AED’ Courses, taking place in various locations in Galway City this year.
The Courses will be delivered in partnership with Croi, the West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation and are completely funded by the HSE Carers Department and therefore, there is no charge to you for undertaking the course.
All courses are one-day duration from 11 am until 5pm.
The Heartsaver CPR AED Course is designed to teach a person CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction on adults and children and infants, together with the use of Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Successful participants will, therefore, receive a Certificate in Adult and Child and Infant CPR & AED, with the management of choking.
Course locations and course dates will be communicated once all application forms have been received, and this will be dependent upon the locations of applicants who have applied.
Please see the course outline and the application form at the links below.
Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios
Artist Residency Award For Migrant & Minority Ethnic Background Artist
Expressions of Interest until April 6th
Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios invite expressions of interest from collaborative artists with migrant and minority ethnic backgrounds that are based in the Republic of Ireland, for a four week residency award at Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS), situated in Dublin’s City Centre.
The Residency will run during the month of June (2 – 26 June), incorporating International Refugee week (17 – 23 June 2020), offering opportunities for the development of practice, discussion, networking, and learning. It offers accommodation, a stipend and agreed expenses, as well as development support from the Create and FSAS teams.
Artists are invited to submit an expression of interest by the 6th April 2020. Please see further info and application at the link below.
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Programme Applications and Connect & Learn Event
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland have officially launched their national call for applications 2020 and they are looking for people with innovative ideas to solve social problems. A Connect & Learn event will be held in Galway city to give potential applicants the opportunity to learn more about Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, ask questions, and connect with fellow budding social entrepreneurs.
Programme Applications are now open for the Ideas Academy – aimed at those with early-stage ideas, and Impact Programme – aimed at those who are ready to grow and scale their existing projects;
The Connect & Learn event will be held on Thursday, March 19th, 12.30 - 2.30pm in Galway Chamber, Commerce House, Merchants Road, Galway.
Click on links below for more information and to book your free ticket.
Monthly Permaculture Open House First Monday of the Month
Third Space Galway (TSG) would like to invite you to their monthly permaculture open house. This series of educational events provide a space for peer to peer exchanges, enabling skill sharing and capacity building, inviting people to share their knowledge, skills, tools and resources...and regular seed and plant exchanges will also be held here!
Embracing the foundational permaculture ethics and principles of - People Care, Planet Care Future Care, Ethics These Regenerative Community Education sessions will be facilitated by Permaculture Practitioners and guests including TSG members and trainers Martina Finn and Roisin Ni Fhaolain and with guest participation that will differ from meeting to meeting.
These open house sessions will take place on the first Monday of each month and will run as a flexible open schedule for our communities to address together their Regenerative & Permaculture queries as well as the issues of our times, brought by participants themselves.
TSG will also hold monthly Ece-Documentaries nights and gardening meetups.
For more information visit TSG's website and Facebook page at the links below.
Film Screening and Panel Discussion March 11th
The subject of CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION will be discussed by Dr Heike Schmidt-Felzman, lecturer at NUI Galway School of Humanities, following a screening of the documentary film 'Abandoned'.
When: Wednesday, March 11th at 7.30pm
Where: The Galway Art's Centre, Dominick Street, Galway
Abortion Access Campaign West (AAC West) invite the public to come along to this free screening and discussion evening as an initiative for International Women's Day 2020.
'Abandoned' is the first-ever film to tell the heart-breaking stories of women who have died or suffered terribly after being denied a legal abortion. Cases are covered and interviews conducted in a number of countries, with Galway and Ireland being one of those featured. 'Abandoned' is a 90-minute documentary film, which includes English subtitles in parts.
Dr Heike Schmidt-Felzman has researched and published on governance failures and organisational ethics in ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare. She will speak about the complexities of conscientious objection regarding reproductive justice.