Feature Article
Welcome to the June edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council Arts Participation Bursary Award - Information Clinic 14 June 2016 at Create
The Arts Council and UCC seek to appoint a Traditional Artist in Residence 2016/17
ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
Aer Lingus to screen the Cloudlands Documentary
Grants and Awards
Reminder: Engaging with Architecture Scheme closing date - 5:30pm, Thursday, 9 June, 2016
News from the community
Belltable and Fishamble: Open Call for Applications for Mentoring Programme for Playwrights and Directors
ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016

Events in June: Open Call National Projects     



Hospitable Bodies Symposium

The British Library, London

3 June 2016


The Casement Project: Stage Performance

The Place, London

11 and 12 June 2016


The Casement Project dances with the queer body of British knight, Irish rebel and international humanitarian Roger Casement, to imagine a national body that welcomes the stranger from beyond the border, as well as the one already inside.

Responding to the centenary commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, and to its context in the First World War, choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir mobilises the neglected legacies of the past as a resource for the future. Championing the value of dance as form of knowledge that can help imagine and embody better possibilities of living, this choreography of bodies and ideas takes place across multiple platforms and national boundaries.

An award-winning creative team, a cast of internationally-acclaimed performers and contributors from beyond the arts join Fearghus to create five interconnected ways for people to be involved in the project:

  • ​​The Casement Project, a choreography for stage being presented in London, Dublin, Belfast and Kerry
  • Féile Fáilte, a day of dance on the beach that celebrates, through all kinds of dance, the welcoming national body that Casement might have dreamt of when he came ashore at Banna in 1916
  • Fáilte, a short dance-film with Emmy-award winning director, Dearbhla Walsh, for broadcast and online streaming
  • Two cross-disciplinary academic symposia, Bodies Politic in Maynooth and Hospitable Bodies: The Casement Symposium in London, both reflecting on Casement’s legacy and on the work of the contemporary artist as citizen
  • A series of opportunities for a diversity of people to be part of the creation process of The Casement Project and to explore their own creative response to the topic.

For more information, please visit www.thecasementproject.ie / www.fearghus.net 





Remembering in 2016

Presented by Chamber Choir Ireland

Directed by Paul Hillier


GPO, Dublin

12 June 2016


Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Wales

26 June


Chamber Choir Ireland remembers significant anniversaries in 2016, not least the 1916 Rising but also the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.  The programme includes two newly commissioned works marking the 100-year anniversary of the Rising– one by Belfast-born Stephen McNeff with a newly commissioned text by Irish poet, Aoife Mannix and the second by Irish composer, Gráinne Mulvey. 


For more information, please visit www.chamberchoirireland.com

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