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A Site for Culture: Atelier Rae  proposes the use of scaffolding to create sheltered open-air venues for culture and the arts. Concept drawing: atelierrae.ie

After too many conversations about what’s not allowed, we have to start thinking about what is possible, and how to make it happen. We have a clear ch(...)

Martin Duffy, known in the industry as Scruffy Duffy, entertaining at a pre-pandemic wedding.

Five-piece wedding band Bluemoose have performed just one gig since Covid-19 hit. Pre-pandemic, the rock and pop tribute group would have three to fou(...)

Monika Sapielak, director and co-founder of the  Centre for Creative Practices.  Photograph:  Johnnie Doyle

We can find new perspectives and engage with new ideas through the work of artists. Seldom occupying the mainstream, artists do not speak with a singl(...)

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In an obituary following his death in July 2020, Colm Ó Briain was described as “an energetic champion of the arts”, and as a former adviser to Presid(...)

Liv O’Donoghue, member of the steering group on the National Campaign for the Arts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

I meet Liv O’Donoghue outside the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, where she is a member. O’Donoghue is an actor, dancer and choreographer and is on(...)

Making their mark: architects Tom O'Brien and Jane Larmour

Jane Larmour and Tom O’Brien, winners of the RIAI Future Award, started their careers at an early age Visitors to the Rock of Cashel might be fo(...)

Lenny Abrahamson, one of the judges in the Virgin Media Discovers competition, pictured on the set of Normal People. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures

Virgin Media Ireland has awarded €9,000 to 10 filmmakers to invest in the development of their scripts in a short film competition run in partnership (...)

Crowds at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

In September 2020, Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid stated that we are likely waving goodbye to the era of globalisation and entering into an “Age of(...)

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on all areas of the arts has been devastating. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Theatres in darkness, music venues silent, cinemas with blank screens, a summer without the sounds of its festivals. The impact of the Covid-19 pandem(...)

Writer and academic Emma Dabiri: “The difference with this [and other social media platforms] is that now the creator is getting paid as well as the platform. Maybe it’s a fairer model. It’s quite radical in some ways.”

2020 has been a time almost without precedent for people who make their livelihoods from the arts. Social media has been replete with tales of musicia(...)

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