Our Place Our Stories - Dylan Coburn Gray and Hartstown Community School

May 15, 2019

14 May 2019

The lovely gang from Hartstown Community School were in Draíocht today, recording with Arcade Film.
Collaborating with their artist partner Dylan Coburn Gray, under the artistic directorship of Veronica Coburn ‘Our Place, Our Stories’ is supported by Creative Ireland’s National Creativity Fund!

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). Supported as part of the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund, with additional funding being provided by Fingal County Council, this project will culminate on Culture Night, Friday 20 September 2019 in Draíocht.

Read more about the project here.


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Our Place Our Stories -  6 Artist Partners Announced

April 10, 2019

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, Friday 20 September 2019. 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 communities 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.

Further information: emer@draiocht.ie

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OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES successful in new National Creativity Fund, an initiative of Creative Ireland

October 15, 2018

Draíocht's OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES Project has been successful, as one of 30 new projects, to be supported by the new National Creativity Fund, an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme. 

OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES places six leading artists in six key communities in Dublin 15, working through a variety of performing art forms - Theatre, Dance and Spoken Word. 


The National Creativity Fund activates and supports genuinely ground-breaking initiatives, research projects, community programmes and more.

An initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme, the exciting details of the 30 initiatives and projects benefiting from the National Creativity Fund have now been announced by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD, on 4th October 2018.

With creativity and wellbeing a central focus, The National Creativity Fund allows the Creative Ireland Programme to activate, enable and support truly compelling and innovative initiatives, research projects and community programmes. Through a series of strategic partnerships with cultural organisations, education and academic institutions and healthcare specialists, the chosen projects are ambitious, inventive and inclusive. ​

Read the full press releases here.

Full details of the 30 projects supported as part of the new National Creativity Fund are available here.

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