The Big Fellow. Louth County Council, 2016 (Photo: Tom Maher)
Arts and culture in local development
A conference that marks 25 years of Arts Council and local authority partnership took place in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick on 25 and 26 November 2010. Chaired by journalist and broadcaster Olivia O'Leary, senior contributors from Ireland, the UK and Australia explored the role of the arts and culture in local development. A special live recording of RTE's Sunday Miscellany was held at this landmark event.
5 x 5 artists' responses
As part of the conference, five pieces of work were commissioned around the theme of local arts. The first of these, a commemorative/ celebratory DVD from Samhain Films was screened at the conference. Four new works were also presented by the artists during the course of the conference.
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