Kerry Clown Receives Inaugural Platform 31 Artist Bursary

Kerry Clown Receives Inaugural Platform 31 Artist Bursary

Kerry County Council Arts Office is pleased to announce Con Horgan as the successful Kerry recipient of the inaugural Platform 31 artist bursary scheme. Developed by the Association of Local Authority Arts Offices (ALAAO), in collaboration with the Arts Council, PLATFORM 31 is a nationwide scheme for artists in all art forms which offers financial…

Going Virtual – Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase 2020

Going Virtual – Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase 2020

Many things have changed in these times, but the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase will be on display for the sixth year running, at Government Buildings, New Road, Killarney from September 18th. to October 30th. Ten Kerry artists have been selected for the showcase this year by Head of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design,…

Kerry County Council Invites 2020 Arts Act Grant Awards Applications

Kerry County Council Invites 2020 Arts Act Grant Awards Applications

The Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process opened on Wednesday of this week for projects and activities taking place in 2020. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm Monday, December 16th. 2019. Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated to individuals or groups where activities, projects and undertakings stimulate public interest…

Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase 2019 – Culture Night Opening

Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase 2019 – Culture Night Opening

Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase opens at 6pm on Culture Night on Friday, September 20th at Government Buildings, New Road, Killarney. A key date in the arts calendar in the county, the selected artists are all from or based in Kerry and are building careers for themselves as artists working in Ireland today. A Wonderful Platform…

Cruinniú na nÓg a Resounding Success Throughout the County

Cruinniú na nÓg a Resounding Success Throughout the County

Creativity was to the fore at Cruinniú na nÓg recently where children and teenagers enjoyed free cultural and creative events across the county. Events and workshops were all well subscribed and feedback from participants has highlighted the demand for more creative activity choices for our young people in Kerry Great Choice of Activity “Feedback tells…

Truly International Attendance at World Fiddle Day in Scart

Truly International Attendance at World Fiddle Day in Scart

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin attracted a truly international attendance again this year – as its title would suggest. Deserving of the attentions of the growing and yet to be formed Sliabh Luachra Music Appreciation Society, the event drew visitors in great numbers from at home and abroad. Seasoned and regular Sliabh Luachra devotees from Holland…

Night of the Round Tables and the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail

Night of the Round Tables and the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail

Almost thirty people from Cork, Kerry and Limerick attended a meeting at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland recently. It could have been titled or even sub-titled  The Night of the Round Tables but networking and discussing the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail was the object of the three county exercise. The event was attended by…

Starving Artist and Island Sessions Experiment – Off to a Flying Start

Starving Artist and Island Sessions Experiment – Off to a Flying Start

On Saturday night over 50 pieces of art adorned the walls of Nana Bea’s Cafe in Castleisland and the creators for the very most of them were there in the general vicinity. There was a food related theme to the work on display and it was savagely ironic to the Starving Artist title of the…

Still In The Dreaming – New Kerry Poetry Anthology Ready to Launch

Still In The Dreaming – New Kerry Poetry Anthology Ready to Launch

One of the key responsibilities of a Writer in Residence when they are engaged by Kerry County Council, is the role of mentoring and supporting emerging writers as well as new writing talent in the county. One of the fruits of this labour is a new anthology of poetry by Kerry poets edited by Writer…

Council Calls for Arts Grant Awards Applications

Council Calls for Arts Grant Awards Applications

The Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process is now open for projects and activities taking place in 2019. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm Thursday 13th December 2018. Interest Stimulation Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated to individuals or groups where activities, projects and undertakings stimulate public interest in…