Open Call – Scéal na Gaillimhe

Fíbín sa Taibhdhearc in partnership with Galway Culture Company announce an open call for submissions for “Scéal na Gaillimhe”

Fíbín sa Taibhdhearc invites artists, performers, makers, designers, and creatives from Galway City and County working through the medium of the Irish language to contribute to an exciting project that celebrates the rich tapestry of Galway. This open call seeks innovative and diverse submissions that can contribute a 10-minute piece of work to “Scéal na Gaillimhe”, a unique initiative that aims to capture the essence of Galway’s cultural, historical, and artistic heritage through the creative expressions of local talent.

Producer Pearse Doherty explained, “Our theme, “The Story of Galway”, invites creative professionals working through the Irish language to explore the city and county’s narrative from their own unique perspective. We encourage creatives to share with us their interpretation of what Galway means to them. The piece can reflect on the city’s history, cultural diversity, or any aspect that resonates with them.”

Fíbín sa Taibhdhearc will review all submissions and select 6-8 projects, taking into consideration their scale, feasibility, and creative vision. These selected works will be produced individually in the areas where their creators are from, making the entire city and county a canvas for this exciting venture. The culmination of these pieces will result in a larger, collaborative project to be unveiled in March 2024.

Proposals for “Scéal na Gaillimhe” should be submitted to by 15th December 2023. Submissions should include a brief description of the project idea, the location within Galway it represents, and any special requirements or considerations.

Creative Director Darach Ó Tuairisg stated “Fíbín has a strong track record of working with creative talents of all types and allowing them to express themselves. We are delighted to have an opportunity to work with Galway Culture Company. This call out gives artists a unique opportunity to tell a story using their own expression of art. I’m really looking forward to seeing the diverse perspectives that our artists and creatives will bring to this project. This is a really lovely opportunity to celebrate Galway’s artistic richness and unite in this exciting venture to showcase our city and county’s creative spirit.”

The open call and project are supported by the Galway Culture Company. Galway Culture Company is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. 

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