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Mayo Arts Service

17 May 2021

Switching off and being Creative.

Mayo Arts Service

Keep up to date with events organised by Mayo Arts Service at the link below and check out our Vimeo channel with videos and workshops that you can enjoy at home. 





Keep Well Arts Resources

  • Arts Venues in Mayo

    Mayo is home to a network of Arts Venues.  Check out the links below to see the activities they have happening in the days and weeks ahead.

  • Music Generation Mayo

    The Mainstage Challenge for Music Generation Mayo participants (under 18’s), encourages young people to share online weekly performances on MGM’s Facebook page, in response to weekly themes.

    Join an online initiative called Tuesday Tips, on Music Generation Mayo’s Facebook page, where professional music educators share their best tips of the trade with children and young people

  • Online Classes

    Duet Yourself: Virtual community choir This is an online choir for anyone who can’t access a face to face choir or singing group.

    Dancing Alone Together: live streamed dance-based classes. A central resource for the digital dance world, designed for this time of isolation. free creative online courses that aim to boost cognitive functions and hone problem-solving and thinking skills.

    Dublin Drawing: Online life drawing classes  on Wednesday and Friday evenings.

    Art is Where the Home is: Downloadable Activity Packs from artists including Grayson Perry, Annie Morris, Jeremy Deller and Antony Gormley.

    Aaron Blaise (Disney Artist): Drawing Classes Animation Lessons, Tutorials & Digital Painting Courses

    Quarantine Art Club: With Award-winning American children's book illustrator Carlson Ellis.

  • Online Creative resources

    This is a selection of on-line resources that provide a host of different ways to experience creativity and embark on creative projects of your own. 


    Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media put together a weekly roundup up from live stream concerts, to art demonstrations, online exhibitions and home exercise videos, here are just some of the activities, which you can tune in to this week. 

    Explore a world of art, literature, film, music and theatre as RTÉ Culture brings you the very best in cultural happenings. 

  • Resources For Children

    Whistleblast Quartet – Virtual Composition Programme 

    Colour for Calm: Free PDF to print out and colour in 7 different illustrations. Let children colour the printouts as a calm way to start each day.

    5-Minute Crafts: YouTube videos arts and crafts ideas for kids at home that will boost creativity and imagination.

    Jumpstart: Online art resources to help children mature as artists in a variety of areas.

    Children’s Books Ireland inspires a love of reading in children and young people in Irleand.

    Draw with Don inspires a love of drawing, nature and creativity in children and adults alike through his videos. 

  • Resources For Older People

    IMMA Art & Ageing Programme: This new programme offers a variety of engaging creative events, workshops and creative resources for older people.

    Glucksman: Daily creative activities to do at home, including instructional PDFs and videos.Online instructional PDFs and videos

    The Baring FoundationTreasury of Arts Activities for Older People and creative ageing in lockdown and after.

  • Virtual Tours, Talks, Performances & Collections

    Saolta Arts: West of Ireland’s leading Arts and Health programme 

    IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art: Home of the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, with over 3,500 artworks by Irish and International artists. 

    IMMA Talks: An activated live programme of talks and events that opens up conversations around the core themes of their exhibition programme and permanent IMMA collection. 

    National Gallery of Ireland Virtual Tour: Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland's collection, and take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful galleries from the comfort of your own home in our virtual tours.

    National Gallery of Ireland Artists’ Voices: a unique record of artists personal thoughts and experiences.

    The Stinging Fly magazine promotes the very best new Irish and international writing. 

    Poetry Ireland connects people and poetry.

    Irish Literature Podcast is a weekly look at fiction and poetry hosted by poets and writers Peter Sirr and Enda Wyley. 

    National Concert Hall is the national cultural institution and the designated home of music in Ireland.

    Chester Beatty Museum promoting the appreciation and understanding of world cultures with holdings of manuscripts, rare books, and other treasures from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. 

    Abbey Theatre is one of the country's leading cultural institutions.

  • Wellbeing Supports for Artists and Creative practitioners

    Surviving or Thriving  is online series of recording designed to support the wellbeing of arts professionals.

    Minding Creative Minds is a free 24/7 wellbeing support programme for the Irish Music Sector, delivered by Spectrum Life. 

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