Artistic Collaborations Sep-Dec 2019

August 1, 2019

Included in Draíocht’s 5 Year Strategy 2018-2022 ‘Space For The Arts’, is our commitment to building strong and effective collaborative partnerships and supporting artists to develop their practice and work.

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Sian Ní Mhuirí​

Draíocht and Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2019-2020


Draíocht is delighted to continue our partnership  with CCI supporting an artist to travel to Paris to participate in the 2019/2020 Residency Programme, tapping  into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as having the opportunity to showcase their work on an international stage. The recipients of Draíocht supported residencies are artists working in any discipline with a clear focus on children and/or young people. Sian Ní Mhuirí, a writer and theatre maker has been awarded the 2019/2020 Residency.

While there, Sian will develop her piece, Knapsack, a survivalist romp for children aged 8+.  Knapsack asks the audience ‘What would you pack in your bag if the world ended, and you had to run away?’  Unclear as to whether the central character is seeking shelter from rising seas, escaping a zombie apocalypse, a vengeful dragon, a war, or an evil step-parent, Knapsack instead focuses on whether a torch or a teddy is a better choice, whether sentimentality or brutality saves you in a crisis, and what tools children need when they’re far from home.  

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Draíocht and Slingsby (Australia)
03-07 JUN 2019


Draíocht supported a week long development (3-7 June 2019) of a new theatre piece for children and adults, by acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby, based on the memoir 'The Boy Who Talked To Dogs'. This tells the true story of Martin McKenna growing up in Garryowen, Limerick in the 1970's. It is a powerful story of redemption and transformation from a boy who grew up in Ireland and eventually made his way to Byron Bay, Australia, where he now lives as a best-selling author and radio personality - celebrated as the 'Dog Man'. The Irish creative team which includes Amy Conroy (writer) and Lisa O’Neill (songwriter) worked with the Australian Creative team in Draíocht’s Studio and explored further the themes of the piece while working on script and song development. The piece will be a highlight of Draíocht’s Autumn 2020 programme. 
 

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Draíocht & Fishamble: The New Play Company
A PLAY FOR IRELAND


October 2019 sees the culmination of Draíocht’s collaboration with Fishamble: The New Play Company and 5 other venues across the island of Ireland on ‘A PLAY FOR IRELAND’ (2017-2019), a major new playwriting initiative, supported by Tesco Finest. This initiative supported new writing and encouraged the citizens of Ireland and non-Irish citizens living on the island of Ireland, to write plays, engaging people from all communities throughout the country. Fishamble’s A PLAY FOR IRELAND was the search for an idea for one, big, ambitious play that captures the zeitgeist of the country.

2019 began with 30 brand new finished scripts being submitted to the programme, which have been developed during 2019 with the support of dramaturgs, directors and designers from around the country. In Phase 2 of this programme, 6 plays were shortlisted, one per venue.  One play has now been chosen for full commission and production.

We look forward to the performances of ‘The Alternative’ by Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney on 4th and 5th October 2019 as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
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Draíocht’s Network Collaborations
Venue Networks and Partnerships

Draíocht is an active member of two venue networks.
 
ShortWorks is a four member Network that focuses on multidisciplinary work for children from 0 to 12 years.

Strollers is a 10 venue nationwide venue Network. An annual Production Award is granted to a company or artist to assist in the making and touring of work. The application process for the 2019 Production Award took place in the Summer of 2018 with the award going to Joanne Ryan to support a remount and tour of her show ‘Eggsistentialism’. This piece will tour to all Stroller venues in Autumn 2019 and will be here in Draíocht on November 2nd 2019 (see page 25 for more details)

Draíocht, Civic Theatre and Mermaid Arts Centre came together in 2018 to support an 18 month long programme of work by Early Years Theatre Artist, Anna Newell. Funded by The Arts Council, ‘Baby’s First Xmas’ and ‘Little Tiny Xmas’ were the first productions (December 2018) supported by this partnership. 2019 sees the development and tour of a new show ‘BigKidLittleKid’ (see page 18 for further details), a non verbal show for 3 to 6 year olds. Tours of extant work ‘Sing Me To The Sea’, a show designed for children up to 12 years with complex needs took place with Draíocht working in partnership with the CRC to present same. ‘Sing Me To The Sea’ was originally funded by Wicklow County Arts Office with design funded by Riverbank Arts Centre, in consultation with Mid Kildare Network Disability Team and St Catherine’s School, Newcastle, County Wicklow.

Our three venues and Axis Ballymun, have also come together with Helium Arts, an organisation whose mission is to empower children living with illness through their creativity and the arts, to examine provision and supports in our three catchment areas.
 

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OUR PLACE OUR STORIES


Supported as part of the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund, with additional funding being provided by Fingal County Council, OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES is a project which facilitates a collaboration between 6 leading artists and 6 key communities of interest in Dublin 15, under the artistic directorship of Veronica Coburn (Home Theatre Ireland; Hallelujah!, Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir).

OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES, is about facilitating people to explore themes that are relevant to them, to recognise their uniqueness, their shared experiences and to see their community in a way they wouldn’t have done before.

Over 2019, our 6 artist partners have been working with their groups. Mulhuddart Men’s Shed (Shaun Dunne), Mulhuddart Boxing Academy (Junk Ensemble), Daughters of Charity, Blakestown (Jody O’Neill), Foroige (Colm Keegan), Olaedo - Nigerian’s women’s group and Maureens’ Group (FeiliSpeaks), Hartstown Community College and Pobal Scoil Setanta (Dylan Coburn Gray). A variety of performing art forms (spoken word, theatre, dance) have been used in the workshop process and the groups represented different communites of place or interest. Because of the young demographic of Dublin 15 and Draíocht's subsequent commitment to this age group, three groups are made up of young people (14yrs +). Each group explored what stories they needed and wanted to tell and how those stories can be told to ensure they achieve their full potential when they meet their audiences in Draíocht.

OUR PLACE OUR STORIES culminates on Culture Night. With the empasis for participants on articulation rather than performance, each outcome has been recorded and will be shown in Draíocht’s foyer as well as a special screening in our Studio Space at 6pm. This will be followed at 7.30pm by live performances of our 6 artists, who have been commissioned as part of the project to create a new 10 minute piece in repsonse to the their group(s).

 

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Draíocht And Room 13 Inquiry

Room 13 Inquiry is in its fifth year in two primary schools in Fingal. Developed by Fingal Arts Office, the programme sees artists share an art studio space with children in the school environment, and the children visit exhibitions and places of cultural interest throughout the academic year. A partnership with Draíocht has resulted in some wonderful opportunities for the children and artists this year.

Once again we will partner to host a ‘Room 13 Midterm Art School’ for children wishing to pursue their interest in art outside of school time, with artist workshops, gallery visits and artist talks.  http://www.room13inquiry.ie

Further information contact Julie Clarke, Youth & Education Officer, Fingal Arts Office, julie.clarke@fingal.ie  or Sarah Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Officer, sarah@draiocht.ie

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Further information about Artistic Collaborations from Emer McGowan, Director, 01-8098027 / emer@draiocht.ie

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Artistic Collaborations Apr-Aug 2019

March 5, 2019

5 March 2019

Included in Draíocht’s 5 Year Strategy 2018-2022 ‘Space For The Arts, is our commitment to building strong and effective collaborative partnerships and supporting artists to develop their practice and work.



Draíocht and Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2019-2020


Draíocht is delighted to partner with CCI once again to support the 2019/2020 Residency Programme. Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage. The application process is now closed. The recipients of the Draíocht supported residencies (one to two months) for an artist working in any discipline with a clear focus on children and/or young people articulated in the proposal for the period August 2019-June 2020 will be announced on both Draíocht’s and CCI’s websites shortly.  http://www.centreculturelirlandais.com

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Draíocht and Slingsby (Australia)
03-07 JUN 2019


Draíocht is supporting a week long development (3-7 June 2019) of a new theatre piece for children and adults, by acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby, based on the memoir  'The Boy Who Talked To Dogs'. This tells the true story of Martin McKenna growing up in Garryowen, Limerick in the 1970's. It is a powerful story of redemption and transformation from a boy who grew up in Ireland and eventually made his way to Byron Bay, Australia, where he now lives as a best selling author and radio personality - celebrated as the 'Dog Man'. With an Irish and Australian Creative team, Draíocht is looking forward to programming this new work in October 2020.

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Draíocht & Fishamble: The New Play Company
A PLAY FOR IRELAND


2019 sees Draíocht continue its collaboration with Fishamble: The New Play Company and 5 other venues across the island of Ireland on ‘A PLAY FOR IRELAND’ (2017-2019), a major new playwriting initiative, supported by Tesco Finest. This initiative supports new writing and encourages the citizens of Ireland and non-Irish citizens living on the island of Ireland, to write plays, engaging people from all communities throughout the country. Fishamble’s A PLAY FOR IRELAND is the search for an idea for one, big, ambitious play that captures the zeitgeist of the country.
2019 began with 30 brand new finished scripts being submitted to the programme, which have been developed during 2018 with the support of dramaturgs, directors and designers from around the country.
In Phase 2 of this programme, 6 plays have now been shortlisted, one per venue, and later in 2019, one play will be commissioned and will receive a full production and national tour, including performances at Draíocht!

We are delighted to announce that Caitríona Daly is the chosen A PLAY FOR IRELAND playwright from Draíocht, with her play ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’, a play about loyalty, love and doubt, as Chris Quinn, in an attempt to help his friend, becomes deeply embroiled in a rape allegation. Dublin playwright Caitríona Daly graduated from both The Lir's MFA in playwriting and the Royal Court's Young Playwright programme. Her plays have been produced in Ireland, England and Scotland. Most recently she was nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award at the Dublin Fringe Festival for Normal in 2017 and an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play for Test Dummy in 2016. Caitríona is currently a participant of Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute Resource Sharing Initiative, from 2018-2019.

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Draíocht’s Network Collaborations
Venue Networks and Partnerships

Draíocht is an active member of two venue networks.
 
ShortWorks is a four member Network that focuses on multidisciplinary work for children from 0 to 12 years. 2019 will see Fidget Feet’s new show ‘Hatch’, developed with support from ShortWorks in 2018, embark on a national tour. 2019 will also see ShortWorks announce a Mentorship Bursary (awarded through an Open Call process), to enable a young practitioner shadow and be mentored by an international artist over a week.

Strollers is a 10 venue nationwide venue Network. An annual Production Award is granted to a company or artist to assist in the making and touring of work. The application process for the 2019 Production Award took place in the Summer of 2018 with the award going to Joanne Ryan to support a remount and tour of her show ‘Eggsistentialism’. This piece will tour to all Stroller venues in Autumn 2019 and will be here in Draíocht in November 2019.

Draíocht, Civic Theatre and Mermaid Arts Centre came together in 2018 to support an 18 month long programme of work by Early Years Theatre Artist, Anna Newell. Funded by The Arts Council, ‘Baby’s First Xmas’ and ‘Little Tiny Xmas’ were the first productions (December 2018) supported by this partnership. 2019 will see the development and tour of a new show ‘BigKidLittleKid’, a non verbal show for 3 to 6 year olds as well as tours of extant work e.g. ‘Sing Me To The Sea’, a show designed for children up to 12 years with complex needs. ‘Sing Me To The Sea’ was originally funded by Wicklow County Arts Office with design funded by Riverbank Arts Centre, in consultation with Mid Kildare Network Disability Team and St Catherine’s School, Newcastle, County Wicklow.

Our three venues and Axis Ballymun, have also come together with Helium Arts, an organisation whose mission is to empower children living with illness through their creativity and the arts, to examine provision and supports in our three catchment areas.

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OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES

OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES is a project which facilitates a collaboration between 6 leading artists and 6 key communities of interest in Dublin 15, under the artistic directorship of Veronica Coburn (Home Theatre Ireland; Hallelujah!, Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir). We are thrilled to announce our 6 artist partners: Shaun Dunne, FeliSpeaks, Dylan Coburn Gray, Colm Keegan, Junk Ensemble and Jody O’Neill. (pictured above)

Supported as part of the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund, with additional funding being provided by Fingal County Council, this project will take place in 2019, culminating on Culture Night. With the emphasis for participants on articulation rather than performance, each outcome will be recorded with live performances facilitated if the group decides that. The Culture Night programme  will include a screening of the Project documentary and the recorded participant performances. It will also include live performance of new 10 minute works created by each artist in response to their group. 

Each group will work through a variety of performing art forms and each will focus on a different community of place or interest. Because of the young demographic of Dublin 15 and Draíocht's subsequent commitment to this age group, two groups will be made up of young people (14yrs +). Each group will explore what stories they need and want to tell and how those stories can be told to ensure they achieve their full potential when they meet their audiences in their communites and in Draíocht.

OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES, is about facilitating people in an exploration of themes that are relevant to them, to recognise their uniqueness, their shared experiences and to see their community in a way they wouldn’t have done before.


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Further information about Artistic Collaborations from Emer McGowan, Director, 01-8098027 / emer@draiocht.ie

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Irish Youth Dance Festival - Open Call for Dancers

February 1, 2019


Irish Youth Dance Festival (
IYDF) 2019
Open Call for Dancers


Dublin Youth Dance Company in collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office are looking for youth dance groups and companies from the locality interested in participating at the Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019, to be presented at Draíocht on Saturday 29th June 2019.

The festival started in the year 2000, delivering exciting, highly physical and uplifting performances from a selection of up-and-coming Irish and International Youth Dance Companies and each year programmes masterclasses, workshops, informal showings and outdoor performances.

If you are interested in presenting your group or company at the festival, please send an email to Artistic Director of the festival Mariam Ribon to info.dydc@gmail.com, with a digital link to the work intended for the festival or a previous work.

Criteria for the group/company dance pieces: No longer than 7 mins for group pieces. Up to 4 mins for solo work. Maximum of 15/18 dancers. Original dance choreography. Priority given to contemporary dance works. Although the Irish Youth Dance Festival aims to develop contemporary dance, other dance styles will also be considered. Applications by email are free (no entry fee) and should be received by 15th March 2019.

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Artistic Collaborations Jan-March 2019

January 7, 2019

7 Jan 2019

Included in Draíocht’s 5 Year Strategy 2018-2022 ‘Space For The Arts’, is our commitment to building strong and effective collaborative partnerships and supporting artists to develop their practice and work.



Draíocht and Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2019-2020


Draíocht is delighted to partner with CCI once again to support the 2019/2020 Residency Programme. Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage. CCI and the partner organisations share the costs of residencies in CCI enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer. 
Draíocht is supporting a residency (one to two months) for an artist working in any discipline with a clear focus on children and/or young people articulated in the proposal. Residencies of 1 to 2 months will be awarded for the period August 2019-June 2020. Travel from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend are included.
Full guidelines, terms and conditions available on CCI's website: www.centreculturelirlandais.com.
Applications to be made online by Thursday 10 January 2019.



Draíocht & Fishamble: The New Play Company
A PLAY FOR IRELAND

Throughout 2019, Draíocht continues our collaboration with Fishamble: The New Play Company and 5 other venues across the island of Ireland on ‘A PLAY FOR IRELAND’ (2017-2019), a major new playwriting initiative, supported by Tesco Finest. This initiative supports new writing and encourages the citizens of Ireland and non-Irish citizens living on the island of Ireland, to write plays, engaging people from all communities throughout the country. Fishamble’s A PLAY FOR IRELAND is the search for an idea for one, big, ambitious play that captures the zeitgeist of the country.
2019 begins with 30 brand new finished scripts being submitted to the programme, which have been developed during 2018 with the support of dramaturgs, directors and designers from around the country. In Phase 2 of this programme, 6 plays will be shortlisted and, later in 2019, one play will be commissioned and receive a full production and national tour, including at Draíocht!
Draíocht is delighted to be supporting the writers, Catríona Daly, Jeda De Brí and Finbarr Doyle, Alice Murphy, Barry McStay and Ian Toner who, over the last year, have been participating in group and one to one workshops and mentorship, and have now submitted drafts of their new plays. Fishamble is humbled and delighted by the standard of work received from all the participating playwrights.
‘Draíocht is delighted to be working in a developmental way with our colleagues in Fishamble on the A Play For Ireland Project. This two year ambitious project has been supporting writers in a considered way through mentoring and peer support at its core, as well as providing audiences with the opportunity to see a fully produced piece that will reflect and interrogate contemporary Ireland. We welcome the opportunity to work in this way not only with Fishamble but with the 6 writers who are working from Draíocht.’ Emer McGowan, Director



Draíocht’s Network Collaborations
Venue Networks and Partnerships

Draíocht is an active member of two venue networks.
 
ShortWorks is a four member Network that focuses on multidisciplinary work for children from 0 to 12 years. 2019 will see Fidget Feet’s new show ‘Hatch’, developed with support from ShortWorks in 2018, embark on a national tour in 2019.  2019 will also see ShortWorks announce a Development Bursary (awarded through an Open Call process) to enable a practitioner develop a new piece for children.

Strollers is a 10 venue nationwide venue Network. An annual Production Award is granted to a company or artist to assist in the making and touring of work. The application process for the 2019 Production Award took place in the Summer of 2018 with the award going to Joanne Ryan to support a remount and tour of her show ‘Eggsistentialism’. This piece will tour to all Stroller venues in Autumn 2019 and will be here in Draíocht in November 2019.

Draíocht, Civic Theatre and Mermaid Arts Centre came together in 2018 to support an 18 month long programme of work by Early Years Theatre Artist, Anna Newell. Funded by The Arts Council, ‘Baby’s First Xmas’ and ‘Little Tiny Xmas’ were the first productions (December 2018) supported by this partnership. 2019 will see the development and tour of a new show ‘BigKidLittleKid’, a non verbal show for 3 to 6 year olds as well as tours of extant work e.g. ‘Sing Me To The Sea’, a show designed for children up to 12 years with complex needs. ‘Sing Me To The Sea’ was originally funded by Wicklow County Arts Office with design funded by Riverbank Arts Centre, in consultation with Mid Kildare Network Disability Team and St Catherine’s School, Newcastle, County Wicklow.




OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES


OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES is a project which facilitates a collaboration between 6 leading artists and 6 key communities in Dublin 15, under the artistic directorship of Veronica Coburn (Hallelujah!, Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir, Home Theatre (Ireland) project).

Supported as part of the Creative Irelands Programme’s National Creativity Fund, with additional funding being provided by Fingal County Council, this project will take place in 2019, culminating on Culture Night with the participating groups presenting their pieces to a local audience.

Each group will have 15-20 participants, will work through a variety of performing art forms and each will focus on a different community of place or interest. Because of the young demographic of Dublin 15 and Draíocht's subsequent commitment to this age group, two groups will be made up of young people (14yrs +). Each group will explore what stories they need and want to tell and how those stories can be told to ensure they achieve their full potential when they meet their audiences in their communites and in Draíocht.

OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES, is about facilitating people in an exploration of themes that are relevant to them, to recognise their uniqueness, their shared experiences and to see their community in a way they wouldn’t have done before. It is about recognising our truths and celebrating the positives. 


Further information about Artistic Collaborations from Emer McGowan, Director, 01-8098027 / emer@draiocht.ie

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Artistic Collaborations - CCI Paris

November 9, 2018



Draíocht and Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2019-2020


Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage. Draíocht is delighted to once again partner with CCI to support the 2019/2020 Residency Programme. CCI and the partner organisations share the costs of residencies in CCI enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer. 

Draíocht is supporting a residency (one to two months) for an artist working in any discipline with a clear focus on children and/or young people articulated in the proposal. Residencies of 1 to 2 months will be awarded for the period August 2019-June 2020. Travel from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend are included.

Full guidelines, terms and conditions available on CCI's website: www.centreculturelirlandais.com.
Applications to be made on-line by Thursday 10 January 2019.

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