08 Nov 2011 - 01 Jan 2016
Cavan County Council Arts Plan is now available for download. See within.
01 Mar 2012 - 31 May 2013
Project Synopsis: This is a large-scale public art commission for Dun a Ri Forest Park. This initiative incorporates sculpture and literature and has arisen out of extensive consultation with the local community. Consultation revealed that the local landscape, and Dun a Ri in particular, is a great source of local pride. The Forest is a widely accessed amenity and is rich with historical legacies and a vibrant ecology. Also revealed is a passion for folklore and creative writing, as there are many histories for Dun a Ri! These histories combined with modern day influences may inspire a contemporary conception of Irish identity, since it is the ambition that the Park will encourage us once again to re-examine our conception of ‘Irishness’.
23 Mar 2012 - 31 Dec 2013
A launch and information evening for the Culture Cavan project will take place at Drumavaddy Community Centre on Thursday 29th March at 6pm. Everyone welcome.
Culture Cavan, is an initiative to foster participation and reconciliation among communities in Cavan and Fermanagh through music, drama, creative writing and the visual arts. The funding for this project is being provided by the International Fund for Ireland with the support of Cavan County Council. See further details within..
13 Jun 2012 - 28 Nov 2013
A few images from Culture Cavan project June 2012
13 Jun 2012 - 28 Nov 2013
NYAH - the heart or the lift in the music
A festival the brain child of Martin Donohoe and a few of his co-horts to bring traditional music back to the heart. It has grown and made it possible for the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil to come to Cavan again and again.
28 Jun 2012 - 05 Dec 2013
Culture Cavan presenting to the IFI Board at a recent meeting at the Railway Station in Belturbet
16 Aug 2012 - 27 Dec 2013
by artist John Byrne
03 Dec 2012 - 30 Jun 2013
Watch Liquid Art Interview with Paul Cox on The Green Room, Cavan TV at the links below.
Liquid Art - artists' blog details within
06 Dec 2012 - 31 Jul 2013
07 Dec 2012 - 26 Dec 2013
Extern Traveller Project Expressive Art Project
In 2010 cavan arts office was approached by the Extern Travller Project with the view to the participants engaging in an arts project. Through consultation with arts staff, the travellers and their facilitator it was agreed that a visual arts programme that woudl allow the women to express theri culture, experience, hopes and desires woudl be most beneficial. Artist Rikki van den Berg was engaged for an an eight week programme to deliver the expressive art as she devised. The programme opened tha participants to their own self expression through various arts techniques. In 2011 their paintings and textile work were exhibited as part of Fleach Cheoil na hÉireann. In 2011 the Traveller participated on the Peace Boat and entertained the invited audiences of their experiences. In 2012 the group worked with Heather Brett to create their Culture Trees. They also worked with Samantha Kirk recent arts graduate. The group are also building an archive of interviews with members of their own community. Ita Madden works as Extern Traveller Project Co-ordinator. The project was shortlisted for the Excellence in Local Government Chambers Ireland Awards 2012.
22 Feb 2013 - 31 Dec 2014
Shane Connaughton's 1989 novel, ‘A Border Station’, is scheduled for film production in 2013 / 2014
19 Mar 2013 - 16 Mar 2014
A big thank you to all who supported and assisted with the Culture Cavan Float that won the St Patrick's Day Parade Cavan 2013
18 Apr 2013 - 27 May 2013
'Celebrating creativity as we age'
Cavan County Council full programme of events can be downloaded within.