Kerry Arts Creative Sector Social Enterprise Programme


Culture Night Scart Style 22-9-2017
Scart native, John Galvin will MC the Culture Night / Handed Down celebrations and launch in Scartaglin on Friday, September 20 at 8pm. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Click on the poster advert above for Culture Night and Handed Down launch details.

Even from a cursory glance through the following art strewn message from Kerry County Council and a palette of its arty friends – via Cllr. Bobby O’Connell  – one could be absolved and forgiven even for thinking that a mass movement of art and artists is about to consume Kerry – at least. 
Sample These
Sample this: A free 12 session programme running from November 2019 to March 2020 is suitable for those involved in arts festivals and programming arts events in Kerry.
This is unded by NEWKD, LEADER, Kerry County Council, Creative Ireland and the Arts Council.

And There’s More

Towards a Sustainable Practice in Siamsa Tíre today Friday 6th September at 2pm

With Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green and Lisa Fingelton.

Kerry-based artists of all disciplines are invited to come together at Siamsa Tíre to discuss and explore adapting practices to the changing planet, the role of the artist in tackling Climate Change, and how to support each other to take positive action.

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is interested in finding ways to develop engagement with artists in dance, movement and related disciplines, from all parts of Ireland.

This is the fourth year that the company is offering a series of workshops outside its home base in Derry in partnership with dance venues and partners around the island.

Experienced dancers and artists in other fields, along with experienced non-professionals, are invited to join a free workshop with Steve Batts, Artistic Director, or Ayesha Mailey, Associate Artistic Director of Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company.

Jester to the Kingdom – Humorous Verse Competition

Enter for the fourth annual Jester To The Kingdom before September 30th for a chance to be one of 16 finalists to be invited to Tralee to perform your composition in front of a live audience and a panel of judges for the finals on Friday, October 18th 2019 in Tralee, Co. Kerry.
€400 in prize money to be given out on the night, with the first prize winner being crowned Jester To The Kingdom for 2019/20.
All types of poetry welcome, rhyming, free verse, sonnets, ballads etc provided they have humourous content.
Rules of Engagement
Rules: Poems must be the sole work of the entrant – although someone else can read on the night;
Submissions must be suitable for a family audience; There is no maximum number of words/lines but not over ten minutes in duration; Please send a fee of €5 with each poem submitted;
Finalists – or their proxy – must be available to travel to Tralee to read / perform on October 18th, 2019.
Entry fee €5 by paypal to  then send your actual poem as an attachment to with a covering note and paypal ID if possible with title of poem, your name and address, telephone number and email address.
Entries may also be sent by post, with cheque/postal order for €5 payable to: Sonia Elston, The Glandore Gate, Ardfert, Co. Kerry.

Handed Down Launch
The next great cultural event in this area will be held in Scart on Culture Night 2019.

That’s on Friday, September 20th at 8pm at the heritage centre there.

The event will also see the launch of season six of the Handed Down series of concert performances and lectures.

Cllr. Maura Healy Rae will do the honours on the occasion and will play a tune or two with guest musicians: Con Moynihan, Denis O’Connor and the Mick Culloty Band.

There will be songs from Dave Buckley. Local man John Galvin will be the MC on the night.

Musicians and singers are all welcome to join in the celebration of the music and traditions of the area and of Culture Night itself.

For more information just click on the link here: