Galway Film Fleadh
The Galway Film Fleadh has been accepted as a qualifying festival in the Academy Awards® Short Film category. Recipients of the James Horgan Award for Best Animation and the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama will qualify for consideration in the Short Films Category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.
The Galway Film Fleadh is principally funded by the Arts Council.
Miriam Allen, Managing Director of the Galway Film Fleadh commented: “We are very pleased to join the list of qualifying Festivals in the Academy Awards® Short Film category. This is a great opportunity for Irish Filmmakers and has firmly placed the Galway Film Fleadh on the International stage.”
Congratulating the organisers of the festival, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD said: “Galway Film Fleadh is Ireland’s leading festival and is pivotal in the national cultural diary. Each year it builds on the succesess and experiences of the previous edition and now in its 24th year is most deserving of this accolade.”
Fionnuala Sweeney, the Arts Council's Head of Film and International Arts said: “The Arts Council wishes to congratulate the Galway Film Fleadh on this achievement, which recognises the important role of the Fleadh in platforming the work of Irish film-makers and artists."
Commenting on the news, James Hickey, Chief Executive, Bord Scannán na hÉireann /the Irish Film Board said: "Seven Irish short films in receipt of IFB funding have been nominated for an Academy Award since 2001, indicating the world class talent of Ireland's up and coming filmmakers. A nomination in this category brings with it international recognition for the entire Irish film industry. Therefore, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board, as the industry partner of the Galway Film Fleadh, is delighted to see the Fleadh win this important accreditation which will increase the opportunity for Irish filmmakers to compete for the highly competitive Academy Awards for live action and animated short films."
For more detail see: www.galwayfilmfleadh.com
National | Dialogue Arts + Health
RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 - Tuesday 6 December 2011
National | Dialogue Arts + Health is a one-day event which aims to explore shared outlooks for arts and health practice in Ireland. The event will be of interest to artists, arts organisations, health professionals, health service users, and others interested in the area of arts and health practice.
National | Dialogue Arts + Health invites delegates to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of partnership and collaboration in healthcare contexts, and will explore questions such as:
- What are the characteristics of the partnerships and collaborations that are happening in arts and health practice?
- How do we balance the priorities of arts practice with the priorities of the healthcare sector?
- How do we explore the ethical questions around the ownership of artworks developed in healthcare settings?
- Is it possible to further encourage and facilitate creative risk taking in arts and health practice in Ireland?
- How do we cultivate leadership in the area of arts and health practice in Ireland?
There is a fee of €20 for organisations, and €10 for individuals. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. For further information please contact email@example.com
This national Dialogue Arts + Health event is the culmination of twelve regional professional development events for artists, which took place in Cavan, Offaly, Galway and Limerick. For more information about the Dialogue Arts + Health project please see http://dialogueartsandhealth.wordpress.com/
Dialogue Arts + Health was developed by Arts + Health Coordinators Ireland in partnership with the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers. It is funded by the Arts Council. Key partners include; South Dublin County Council; the National Centre for Arts and Health, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital; Create; Waterford Healing Arts Trust; Helium - Children’s Arts and Health; West Cork Arts Centre; HSE Cork Arts and Health Programme; the Arts Initiative in Mental Health, Údarás na Gaeltachta; and St. Patrick's University Hospital, Dublin.
General Manager position, Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin
The Civic Theatre is recruiting for the position of General Manager. The position carries responsibility for the day to day running of the venue. The candidate will have a proven track record in arts administration and will be experienced in all areas of venue management. The General Manager will report to the Artistic Director.
The deadline is Thursday 1 December, 5pm. See http://www.civictheatre.ie (homepage) for a full job description.
Opportunities at the Ark, Dublin
The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children introduces children to the creativity of the arts. In a unique building designed specifically for them, children aged two to 12 explore everything from theatre, music and literature to painting, film, dance and more. They discover what it means to be an artist, from professional artists.
The Ark has a number of upcoming projects including an Artscience programme in partnership with the Science Gallery, Dublin and a digital residency in partnership with the Irish Film Institute that they are currently seeking tenders for. To view these opportunities please see www.theark.ie/opportunities
Notice from Dublin Institute of Technology
BA Visual and Critical Studies: New Degree at Dublin Institute of Technology
BA Visual and Critical Studies is a 3 years Honours Degree (Level 8) programme on the study of contemporary visual culture. The programme provides students with up-to-date histories and theories of art and design; methods of research; practical skills of documentation in new media and; real-world experience in sectors that cater to the public mediation of visual and material culture such as publication, heritage, exhibition and design industries. Full information on the curriculum is available at: http://bavacs.blogspot.com/
OPEN DAY: If you wish to know more about the BA Visual and Critical Studies, please visit the stand (the School of Art Design & Printing Stand) at the forthcoming DIT Open Day - Friday 2 December & Saturday 3 December, 9am - 3pm at DIT Aungier Street Campus: http://www.dit.ie/openday/