Arts News


Sligo Children’s Community Garden

Sligo Children's Community Garden project. ‘Creating bonds with the children, through the sharing of story and tale.’

Suppose an Outcrop by Eilis O’Connell RHA

A sculpture commissioned by Sligo County Council under the Per Cent for Art Scheme as part of the recently completed N4-N15 Sligo Urban Improvement Scheme and the Social Housing apartment development at Rosses Point Road, with support from Sligo Tidy Towns.

Sligo Artist Network Opportunity

Are you an artist based in Co Sligo. Thanks to Creative Ireland (Sligo) funding, the Sligo Artist Network is offering two artists the opportunity of Interview/written text support sessions delivered by Barry McHugh.

Artist Studio talk with Artist Kari Cahill - 5th November

As part of the Sligo Arts Service CPD programming for 2021, Sligo Arts Service is linking with Artist Kari Cahill for a Studio Visit and Talk at her studio in the Model.

Sligo’s Spilt Milk Festival - 18th - 21st November

Spilt Milk makes its return to Sligo for its third edition from 18th - 21st November, 2021. Coming a year on from its online event Transmission last November, organisers are delighted to announce the festival will return as an in-person series of live shows, installations, film screenings and workshops across four days and nights.

Artist Panel for Sligo University Hospital

Saolta Arts and Sligo University Hospital is currently seeking expressions of interest from multi-disciplinary artists in County Sligo to join an artist panel (visual arts, film, music, literature). The panel will be in place from November 2021 until December 2023.

“One of Many” Project - Open Call

Amir Abualrob and Osama Alazza are delighted to announce the “One of Many” Project, funded by The Arts Council of Ireland.

26th Sligo Baroque Music Festival

The 26th Sligo Baroque Music Festival will take place from Friday 24th September to Sunday 26th September 2021.

Imelda May Headlines ‘Music’s Coming Home’

‘Music’s Coming Home’ is a weekend of free music with 2 great concerts in the Stephen Street Car Park on Friday October 1st and Saturday 2nd featuring Imelda May and a host of brilliant Sligo musicians.

Sligo Global Kitchen & The People’s Kitchen’

Sligo Arts Office are delighted to share that the last talk in the Exchanges series, ‘Culture & Community: Sligo Global Kitchen & The People’s Kitchen’, will take place as an in-person talk on Wednesday, September 15th at 12pm in The Model, Sligo.

Open Call - ‘Time At The Well’ Artist Opportunities

Do you have a creative idea that you want to explore and develop?

IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir auditions

Dave Flynn’s @IrishMemoryOrchestra is inviting applications from musiciansaged 10 – 24 to participate in the 2021/22 IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir programme: ‘Vision and Memory’.

SNAPSHOT premiere at the Hawk’s Well Theatre

Excitement is building ahead of the stage PREMIERE of Snapshot by Miriam Needham, directed by John Carty.

Murmur by Susanne Colleary

Murmur is an absurdist audio drama; an experimental 'sound cartoon' for the listener. Ren and her unborn Baba are living a makeshift life in the high woods. Here, they encounter Bee, who has the answer to Ren's prayers. Or does she?

Create & The Model residency recipient: Nadia Tamerji

Create and The Model are pleased to announce Nadia Tamerji as the recipient of the 2021 Artist Residency Award. This award was designed for collaborative socially engaged artists who have first-hand experience of displacement and/or are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration.

Culture Night 2021 Launch

Culture Night invites everyone, everywhere on one joyful night to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today. With a rich and diverse programme of thousands of events that span layers of arts and culture from architecture to comedy, circus to dance, film to literature, museums to music, heritage to sport and science to fashion, to name but a few….Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2021 will take place on Friday, 17th September.

How to fill our your tax return Webinar

As part of Sligo Arts Service CPD support to artists’ programme 2021 we have linked with VAI to run a support session on Tax Returns as a freelances / self-employed artists.

Adventure Storytelling Experience for families

Young Theatre fans and Families will be delighted to learn about ‘The Hero’s Tale’ an exciting adventure story performed by Wayne O’Connor at Hawk’s Well Theatre this Thursday 12th August 2021.

Open Call: Online Open Call for Inclusion in Culture Night Sligo 2021 Programme

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 17 September 2021 between 4pm and 10pm.

Writer in Residence 2021 – 2022

Sligo County Libraries seek applications for a Writer in Residence to oversee a programme of literary events and online creative workshops for two years beginning in 2021.

Artist in the Community Scheme Information Session & Collaborative Clinic

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival is running from July 3rd to 11th, 2021.

Take a Walk for Me project 2020-2021

Sligo County Council, through the Sligo Healthy Ireland Fund 2019-2021 has commissioned four artists; Michele Feeney, Laura Gallagher, Sarah Sexton and Karen Webster to creatively capture Sligo walks to explore the relationship between people and their environment.

Create and The Model Artist Residency Award: Open Call

Create and The Model invite expressions of interest for an Artist Residency award from collaborative socially engaged artists who have first-hand experience of displacement and/or are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. For this residency, candidates may or may not self-identify as refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/or second generational memories.

Design Project Manager - Leitrim Design House

The Leitrim Design House is seeking applications for the position of Design Project Manager under a new project called Creative Heartlands that will run across counties Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon.

Open Call: Online Teacher Artist Partnership Programme

Sligo County Council together with Sligo Education Centre are thrilled to launch a “Call Out for Artists” to broaden their practice, receive fully paid Training and in-school Residency Opportunities in the 2021 Online Teacher-Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course and Residency Programme. Artists can apply to be part of the scheme via expressions of interest to Angela Currid, Sligo Education Centre by email at no later than 5pm on Friday 21st May 2021.

Exchanges - Cultural Connections

We are delighted to invite you to the talks series from the Exchanges programme brought to you by Sligo County Council Arts Service.

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival 2021

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival 2021, will take place online from Saturday May 1st to Monday 3rd May 2021. Join one of Ireland's leading chamber music events put together by the excellent team of the Sligo International Chamber Music Festival.

Hawk’s Well’s Cultural Companions Call Out For Summer

The Hawk’s Well Theatre is inviting new participants to join their 2021 Cultural Companions programme, which proved so popular last year. If you are aged 50 years or older and cocooning alone they would love to hear from you!

Bealtaine Festival Sligo 2021

Bealtaine festival celebrates creativity as we age!

In Conversation: Gráinne Hope & Moira Sinclair

Gráinne Hope, founder and Artistic Director of Kids’ Classics, and Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Chair of Clore Leadership, will explore the theme of cultural leadership, including its role within the field of arts and health.

ONLINE: Visual Artists' Café

This Visual Artists' Café will put our Co. Sligo and Co. Mayo based members in the spotlight in a 'Show and tell' format.

Sligo’s Twin Kempten launches ‘Artistic Creativity’ initiative

Sligo's German Twin Town Kempten City Councillor, Lajos Fischer sent an invitation to the people of Sligo and especially to musicians and artists to send contributions of their artistic creativity to a website he is setting up for the Covid period as "live meetings" between the Twin Towns, exchanges etc are not possible at present.

Take a Walk for Me

Sligo County Council, through the Sligo Healthy Ireland Fund 2019-2021 has commissioned four artists to creatively capture Sligo walks to explore the relationship between people and their environment.

Arts Offices and the Arts Council of Ireland announce PLATFORM 31

A nationwide artist development scheme by the 31 Local Authority Arts Offices, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Ireland.

Authorship and Representation in Collaborative Filmmaking CPD

This intimate workshop (maximum 10 attendees), delivered by artist Anthony Haughey, will examine questions of authorship and representation in community based filmmaking, facilitating group-wide discussion and sharing of the topics covered. Participants should have a project (in any art form) in mind to enable full participation.

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival 2020

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival have made festival video, made in isolation, by the wonderful team of Sligo International Chamber Music Festival 2020. A video of messages, music and memories.

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