Project BAA BAA Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture
Free Events - May to June 2020
Project BAA BAA, a Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture production, celebrates the unique contribution of sheep to our lives. Through a series of exhibitions and events, the European Congress of Sheep Farming & Associated Traditions explores developments in farming, food production, wool, agritourism, innovation and sustainability through a conference, sheep day with workshops, a schools’ program, fine art symposium and exhibitions, fashion and textile showcases, a film series and even a banquet!
The free events listing includes:
Aran: Artifact, Culture, Land Textiles 3rd Level, CCAM GMIT 17th April – 8th May
Aran Jumper & North Atlantic Traditional Woollen Knits 17th April – 8th May
Primary SchoolsSheep Project, Schools and St. Nicholas Church, Galway 1st May – 31st May
Recrafting Ireland | Dun Emer Guild, NUI Galway 20th May – 19th June
Tapestry Exhibitions | Interconnections, Timelines on the Edge and Tapestry 20/20 NUI Galway 22nd May – 19th June
Pedigree Sheep Breed Wool Portraits | Kathy Ross, Claregalway Castle 29th May – 12th June
New Fund Aimed at Helping Vulnerable Communities With Covid-19 Find Out How to Help
The Community Foundation for Ireland are starting an immediate response fund and are currently reaching out to donors and other supporters.
The fund aims to support organisations that are dealing with those most critically affected by the Coronavirus, particularly vulnerable groups such as the elderly and those with respiratory issues.
Begin Together Fund 2020 Cut-off Date For Applications: 31st March
The Begin Together fund will support new and existing project-based activities with grants of up to €5,000 for local, not for profit groups working to improve the financialphysical and/or mental wellbeing of the communities they serve across all counties on the island of Ireland.
Applications are welcome from charities and not-for-profit community groups working in communities that address one or more of the strands of wellbeing as outlined in the fund criteria which can be foundhere.
Interested organisations are invited to complete the online application form before 4pm on Tuesday, March 31st.
All necessary details on the application process are available at the link below.
Open Call: Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice Cut-off Date For Applications: May 18th
Create are delighted to announce the third Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice for up to 15 artists, held from the 20th to 24th July 2020.
The Summer School is an initiative of The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme and managed by Create, the national development for collaborative arts.
This summer school is interdisciplinary both in curriculum and composition of participants, presenters and facilitators. It takes the form of a five-day residency enabling a ‘think and do’ collaborative approach, utilizing creative workshops, critical and comparative case studies, one-to-one mentoring, international guest artists including curators, policymakers and activists.
The deadline for submission is 5pm on May 18th, 2020.
As the scheduled date for GCCN's Annual General Meeting and first Plenary of 2020 falls within the period of the government ban on events due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the GCCN Secretariat has, with regret, taken the decision to postpone the event until such time as it is deemed safe to organise large meetings again.