DERRY City and Strabane District Council has issued an open announcement seeking an artist to create a new work in Irish for Culture Night 2020.
Culture Night is an annual, all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year the program will offer a variety of opportunities for the public to engage with the culture and the arts both virtual and online.
Before the Culture Night programme goes live on Friday 18 September, the Council would like to hear from artists who can create unique work in Irish in response to the theme of ‘Hope in the Darkness.’
Erin Hamilton, Irish Language Officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council, said:
“We are delighted to announce this unique opportunity for a selected artist to create a groundbreaking work in Irish to celebrate Culture Night 2020.
“We chose the theme ‘Hope in the Darkness’ to allow the artist to reflect on the positive and negative experiences of life during this challenging year and to create a unique piece in Irish to show how creativity and the arts can inspire hope.
“We weren’t specific about the art form because we want to give the artist space to develop new ideas and we think this will be attractive to the artist.artists from a variety of artistic and creative disciplines. ”
Artists are welcome to apply for this opportunity by contacting Erin Hamilton, Irish Language Officer at email@example.com.
One artist will be chosen to take his idea forward.
The proposal must be in Irish and the proposed work must be pre-recorded and / or presented in virtual online form.
These are minor grant commissions with a total value of £300.
The completed work will be exhibited as part of a wider program of events to be presented in virtual form on Friday 18th September 2020.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5 pm.