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Visual Artists Ireland, the All-Ireland representative body for professional visual artists, today announced preliminary findings of their recent survey The Social, Economic & Fiscal Status of the Visual Artist in Ireland 2011. Based on the survey undertaken in December 2008, the 2011 survey has found that the income of professional visual artists in Ireland has collapsed. Of the 292 artists surveyed, 82.25% earn less than €10,000 from their creative practice. This is a sharp decrease when compared to 67% in 2008. The number of artists relying on finding alternative sources of income has increased, but the overall income figures remain low. 55% of professional visual artists earn less than €10,000 from their total income (creative and non-creative). This is a sharp decrease from 33% in the 2008 survey. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 23, 2011 04:01 by Colin Platt 4 comments (last - thursday august 25, 2011 06:55) 1 image
Nonprofit network is being developed with a focus on local news from locally-based independent reporters and citizen journalists. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / press release Tuesday August 16, 2011 03:49 by Love Music Hate Racism 1 image
28 acts take to the stage in Sweeney’s for Love Music Hate Racism’sElectric Picnic Fundraiser this Friday 19th August. The event is splitinto two parts with the early show being Love Music Hate Racism’sfirst underage show featuring 7 teenage bands, kicking off at 2pmupstairs on the 1st floor.The underage gig was organised by JordenBukspan , a young student at Stratford college who approached LMHRwanting to get involved. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / news report Sunday July 24, 2011 23:20 by Jack Lane 15 comments (last - sunday september 18, 2011 11:58) 1 image
Over the past number of weeks Eoghan Harris has been uttering more than the usual amount of drivel in relation to the 1919-21 War of independence. Contemporary events have been dragged in week on week to promote the moronic view that the IRA systematically attacked Protestants during the War and after it.
No notion is too ludicrous in pursuit of the deeply reactionary and frankly sectarian campaign aimed at undermining the IRA’s anti-sectarian pursuit of independence between 1919-21. read full story / add a comment
Call for poetry, short-stories, photography and art work read full story / add a comment
Maureen Gallagher has just won an award in the Swift Satire Competition. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / news report Thursday June 16, 2011 19:39 by Oswald Bastable 1 image
Introducing a new cultural website.
After the death of England’s best-loved alcoholic gambling bigot, the queen mother, the Daily Mail rather ludicrously suggested that the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square should be given over permanently to a statue of her. The Guardian impishly proposed the potential responses of contemporary artists to the challenge. For Antony Gormley, we got ‘the angel of the south’: a steel sculpture of an old lady, complete with cane, handbag, absurd hat and enormous aeroplane wings.
This is how one pictures the angel of contemporary culture. Her eyes stare at hordes of tourists, bemused consumers of Britain’s heritage industry. Her existence is a cheap trick, a grandiose prosthesis grafted onto a piece of idiotic kitsch. Nobody any more is quite sure if she is a serious endeavour or a mischievous joke; the work of a dedicated artisan or of an industry. Unlike Benjamin’s angel,* she does not want to stay behind but to take flight from this shabby existence. Unfortunately, she is riveted to the plinth. These rivets are what we call capitalism.
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Maureen Gallagher has just won the Goldsmith Poetry Award 2011. read full story / add a comment
limerick / arts and media / press release Monday May 30, 2011 15:08 by Western Writers' Centre Galway 1 image
Fred Johnson will be guest poet on June 1st Born in Belfast and spending his childhood in Canada, in 1972 he received a Hennessy Literary Award. Fred Johnston was a co-founder of the Irish Writers' Co-operative in Dublin in the 'Seventies and founded Galway's Cúirt festival in 1986. Eight years ago he founded The Western Writers' Centre in Galway. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Thursday May 26, 2011 19:09 by Against Bloodsports 8 comments (last - friday june 17, 2011 21:26) 3 images
Disgraceful if RISE gets award! read full story / add a comment
LiveorDead is a new Dublin promoter designed with bands in mind. We will be hosting a citywide Battle of the Bands in locations around Dublin – starting with the Southside. Introducing 'In Your Area'.
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dublin / arts and media / press release Friday May 06, 2011 00:31 by themechanic 2 comments (last - saturday may 14, 2011 00:07) 2 images
Van Dyke Parks guests on Near90FM's newest eclectic music programme read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 04, 2011 13:24 by Bernardo O'Reilly 1 comment (last - wednesday may 04, 2011 13:53)
AFA Ireland has uploaded all 5 issues of their magazine 'No Quarter' and all 2 issues of their newsletter 'In The Area' onto Scribd.
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The Trash Culture Revue is set to hit Cork with an eclectic mix of art, literature, theatre, gigs, slam poetry, film, food and workshops. It’s like no other arts festival in the country as it’s all produced on a zero budget by members of Ireland’s only free online arts resource, mutantspace.ie.
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international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Thursday April 14, 2011 12:29 by Paddy Hackett 1 comment (last - saturday april 16, 2011 22:27)
A critical review of the Hound of the Baskervilles. read full story / add a comment
Cork artist, Roseanne Lynch won the 1st Alliance Francaise Photography Award last Thursday in Dublin. The announcement was made at the opening of an exhibition of the four finalists work at the Alliance Francaise gallery on Kildare St. Roseanne will receive a two week residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and a grant from the Ireland Fund of France. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Tuesday March 08, 2011 03:38 by Fred Johnston 1 comment (last - sunday may 01, 2011 01:47) 2 images
In spite of The Arts Council's refusal to fund it, the Fourth Forge at Gort Literature Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 25th and 26th, at Gort, Co. Galway, organised by The Western Writers' Centre, Ionad Scribhneoiri Chaitlín Maude, Galway. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / news report Thursday February 24, 2011 15:50 by Darren Prior 2 comments (last - friday february 08, 2013 15:15) 1 image
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dublin / arts and media / press release Wednesday February 23, 2011 17:12 by Niall Flaherty 1 attached file
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A cross disciplinary event performed before an audience at DIT Library, Kevin Street, against the backdrop of photographic pieces mounted as an installation in the Library space.
The installation of artwork could remain in situ for library week.The material read would also be available in the installation as mounted wall panels and/or in handouts to take away. read full story / add a comment
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