Macnas in partnership with Galway Culture Company announce 16 creative practitioners selected for Career Development Bursaries

Macnas in partnership with Galway Culture Company are delighted to announce the 16 creative practitioners for the Macnas Career Development Bursaries. 

The aim of these bursaries are to support artists, producers, technicians and individual creative practitioners working in the creative industries in Galway to travel and learn from artists and cultural partners across Europe, providing an opportunity to work closely with and learn from highly skilled artists and professionals. 

The selected creative practitioners are: 

Raphael Adams, Maria Auletta, Miquel Barcelo, Marcin Calak, Aoife Clarke, Aneta Dortova, Fionnuala Doyle Wade, Jessica Harkin, Sarah Jenkinson, Denise McDonagh, Ciara Moloughney, James Riordan, Rachel Stout, Lisa Sweeney, Mo Thiesenhusen and Maria Tivnan.

Johnny O’Reilly, Executive Director at Macnas, said, “Macnas is thrilled to be partnering with Galway Culture Company to support this group of talented creative practitioners in broadening their experience and knowledge by working with artists across Europe. We’re excited to see the positive impact this learning will bring to their individual practices and to the arts ecosystem in Galway.”

The bursaries offer creative practitioners a chance to explore, learn or connect with a focus on widening their European network. The bursaries allow the opportunity to conduct creative artistic research, work on a specific theme or a new concept, enhance the participants’ competences and skills through non-formal learning or collaboration with a specialist, develop a professional network, or to strengthen professional development.

Marilyn Gaughan Reddan, CEO of Galway Culture Company, said, “We are delighted to support these artists in further developing their relationships with European partners and widen their European network. We hope that this will lead to more funding opportunities to further develop their practice. We are really looking forward to the development of this project and we are thrilled to work with Macnas, who as a company have really expanded their own European reach and partnerships over the last number of years.”

This project is funded by Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Read more about the project here. 

Photo at top of page by Emilija Jefremova.