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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Artistic Collaborations Sep-Dec 2018

September 3, 2018

3 September 2018

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



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

Autumn 2018 sees Draíocht continue 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 that 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. A PLAY FOR IRELAND is the search for an idea for one, big, ambitious play that bursts with humanity and tackles a subject about which the playwright feels passionate, a play that captures the zeitgeist of the country. The two-year development process will work with playwrights throughout the island of Ireland and result in the production of a very special new play. Five writers have been chosen to take part in the initiative in each venue, making a total of 30 playwrights, to mark Fishamble’s 30th birthday, in 2018.
The 30 chosen projects include stories on political change and tension, rural communities, gap years, tourism and heritage, relationships with history, facing adulthood, Storm Ophelia, DNA testing, drunken walks home, the changing workplace and relationships within it, adoption and foster care, family crisis, alcoholic parents, health care reform, nursing homes, small business owners, humanity and community, Irish independence, republicanism and nationalism, the Irish language, rap music, donut chains, government departments, eviction, the concept of home, prophecy, broken hearts, and theatre. Draíocht is delighted to be supporting the writers, Catriona Daly, Jeda De Bri and Finbarr Doyle, Alice Murphy, Barry McStay and Ian Toner who, over the last few months, have been participating in group and one to one workshops and mentorship, working towards submission of a draft script at the end of the year. Phase 2 of the project begins in early 2019.




Draíocht and Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2018-2019

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 partnering with CCI by supporting two one month residencies for artists working in any discipline with a clear focus on children and/or young people articulated in their proposal.

We are pleased to annouce that theatre makers Dan Colley and Mary Lou McCarthy are the inaugural recipients of the Residency, each enjoying a month-long Residency in the CCI in Spring 2019.

During her Residency, Mary Lou McCarthy will develop a show for audiences aged 10-12 years entitled, ‘The Dead Letter Office’. She will research the French postal system and the history of the Dead Letter Office in Europe and will also work with Paris based director John McIlduff.

Dan Colley will work on ‘Dance Plague’, a dance/theatre piece aimed at teenagers, which is being supported by Draíocht and produced by Dan’s company, Collapsing Horse. This piece came about from Dan’s Residency in Draíocht (2016 to 2018), collaborating with various artists including Liv O'Donoghue, Paul McDonnell, Dylan Coburn Gray and the members of D15 Youth Theatre. The show is about bodies, autonomy, fitting into society and one’s own skin.



Draíocht’s Network Collaborations
ShortWorks & Strollers Touring Networks

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. 2018 will see this Network continue our relationship with theatre artist, Fionnuala Gygax to enable the further development of her theatre piece ‘Boy in a Boat’. The show was chosen to be part of the Cruinniú na nóg programme in The Ark by their Children’s Council and has had a recent showing to Network members.
October 2018 will see ShortWorks collaborate with the Next Stage programme of Dublin Theatre Festival by providing a Masterclass with Andy Packer, director of Slingsby Theatre Company. An Irish tour of Slingsby’s show  ‘The Young King’ (see page 16) was supported and facilitated by the Shortworks Network. 2018 also saw Fidget Feet’s new show ‘Hatch’, being developed with the support of ShortWorks.

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. 2018 sees Strollers work with Fishamble: The New Play Company and Pat Kinevane, supporting his new production ‘Before’. This piece will tour to all Stroller venues in Autumn 2018 and will be here in Draíocht from 23-24 November. The application process for the 2019 Production Award took place in the Summer of 2018 and an announcement of the Recipient will take place in the Autumn.

Draíocht, Civic Theatre and Mermaid Arts Centre have come together to support an 18 month long programme of work by Early Year’s Theatre Artist, Anna Newell. Funded by The Arts Council, ‘Baby’s First Xmas’ and ‘Little Tiny Xmas’ are the first productions supported by this partnership.
 

Draíocht’s Artist Panel

With the development of The Artist Panel in 2018, Draíocht will continue to support a small group of ten artists with whom we have worked over a sustained period of time. Made up of dancers, musicians, visual arts and theatre practitioners, these artists are the backbone of Draíocht’s artistic projects and programming.
 

 


Draíocht and Room 13 Inquiry
Room 13 Inquiry is an initiative of Fingal County Council’s Arts Office under the direction of Julie Clarke and led by resident artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden. There are two Room 13 studios, based in Scoil Bhríde Cailíní NS Blanchardstown and Tyrrelstown Educate Together NS, the first such school-based collaborative art studios to open in the Republic of Ireland. Recently the fifty pupils from Room 13 Inquiry selected the works for ‘More than Bricks and Mortar - Works from the IMMA Collection’, currently exhibiting in Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery (see page 48). Summer 2018 saw a new development in this programme, in the form of a new Summer School hosted in Draíocht for these 6th Class pupils, now finished primary school and their Room 13 experience. Over the Autumn period, this partnership between Room 13 past pupils and Draíocht will continue to develop with artist workshops, gallery visits and artist talks, with the aim of continuing to support the Room 13 participants in their future artistic development.

This programme is a partnership between Fingal County Council’s Arts Office and Draíocht.  www.room13inquiry.ie
Further information from Julie Clarke, Youth & Education Officer, Fingal Arts Office, julie.clarke@fingal.ie or Sarah Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Coordinator, Draíocht, sarah@draiocht.ie


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

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