Creative Connections - Galway 

Thursday 28th January 2016: Ignite: 3 Commissions Dreaming Big

Ignite was a ground-breaking Arts Council initiative that commissioned internationally recognised artists with disabilities to “dream big” and create ambitious and innovative new work in collaboration with local venues, festivals, organisations and disability communities. Representing the largest ever investment by the Arts Council (Ireland) and local authorities in arts and disability in Ireland, Ignite saw 3 commissions presented in 2014/15: “Trickster” in Galway, “Silent Moves” in Mayo and “ Cork Ignite”. Artists Jez Colborne, Aideen Barry and Simon Mckeown will discuss the creative process behind their collaborations. Representatives from the Ignite national partners will discuss the partnerships and mechanisms that brought Ignite to fruition. Chair: Jo Verrent Panellists: Jez Colborne, Aideen Barry, Simon Mckeown, Anne McCarthy, Marilyn Gaughan Reddan, Mary McCarthy.