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Mayo Arts Service

Autumn Professional Development Programme


You are invited to our Mayo Regional Development Pilot Workshop

First Music Contact will be hosting an online workshop for musicians from Mayo on Wednesday November 17th from 5pm to 7pm in association with Mayo County Council Arts Service

First Music Contact will speak about their role and they will provide some music industry pointers, and an outline of the current funding available for local, national and international activities relating to your music. A panel of industry experts will be joining the workshop will be available to answer any questions you might have. 

Panel speakers

Niall Byrne: Nialler9.com

Liza Geddes: Recode Publicity

Louise Bruton: Music Writer

 Ed Smith: Today FM

Register in advance for this workshop:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfuGsrDMvH9wbbvG5--EXV_87Xa4eJqOi

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This programme is strategically funded by Mayo County Council in partnership with the Arts Council with support from Creative Ireland

 


Theatre Spotlight with Mick Donnellan and Niamh McGrath

Date: Saturday November 13th

Time: 1 - 2.pm

Platform: Zoom

Booking Info: email mayoarts@mayococo.ie to receive your Zoom Link.

Mayo County Council Arts Service is delighted to introduce Theatre practitioners Mick Donnellan and Niamh McGrath to discuss their experience and current developments in their careers in Theatre. This information session will focus on professional practice and continuing progression and is open to theatre practitioners nationally.

Mick Donnellan completed the MA in Writing at NUIG in 2004. Since then he has worked as a novelist and as a Playwright with Druid (2009) and RTE (2010). Mick works part-time as a lecturer in Writing at AIT Athlone. Mick has worked as a journalist and editor in Vancouver, Canada where he established a now thriving arts paper called Urban Pie. His first novel El NiƱo was published in 2012, followed by his second, Fisherman's Blues, in 2014. Mick teaches Writing at Athlone Institute of Technology and Theatre and Screenwriting at NUI Galway.

Read Mick’s Full bio here.

Niamh McGrath is an Actor, playwright & director who hails from Co. Sligo. Her plays include Sarah's Comfort, commissioned by Yew Tree Theatre Company, directed by John Breen; Gift of The Gabby which premiered in Ballina Arts Centre in conjunction with The Mayo County Council and Bealtaine Festival and toured the northwest. She had much critical acclaim as the co-writer of Looking Deadly a Show in a Bag initiative with Dublin Fringe in 2017, which enjoyed a national tour and northern tour. Niamh co-wrote and performed Living with a Fairy (GMTV) and aired on RTE in 2019.

Read Niamh’s full bio here.

This programme is strategically funded by Mayo County Council in partnership with the Arts Council with support from Creative Ireland

 


Arts Focused Disability Equality Online Training

Date: Wednesday 29th Sept

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

Platform: Zoom

Damien O’Connor, Arts & Disability Coordinator, Mayo County Council will be delivering training which is aimed at artists with a particular interest in working in the area of Arts and Disability.

The sessions will focus on:

Issues relating to people with disabilities from an equality perspective, definitions, models, language media portrayal and relevant legislation. Barriers to inclusion, inclusive arts practice, meeting access requirements and engaging effectively with people with disabilities in an arts context.

Places are free and will be awarded on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in participating, please book via email  to receive your zoom link.

Email: mayoarts@mayococo.ie with your name, phone number, email address and artform. Please note Damien is in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesday’s only.


This programme is strategically funded by Mayo County Council in partnership with the Arts Council with support from Creative Ireland

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