Project: Cros-Sing – An Artist in Every Place
Client: Galway 2020
Artist: IN-SITU Network Czech Republic performance artists Stage Code
Lead Producer: Denise Mc Donagh & Kate Howard
A series of pilot projects for TULCA under the auspices of Galway 2020. An Artist in Every Place – aimed at being the largest public art programme in Europe, while exploring the framework of artist residences as a model.
An Artist in Every Place is a flagship programme within Galway 2020. Aimed to have an Artist in Every Place in Galway, and to create opportunities for artists to develop interesting, new and sustainable practice in Galway and across Europe.
An Artist in Every Place will work on the principle that high-quality arts projects can be based anywhere; in our towns, villages, in our city, on farms and in schools. It will also work on the principle that networking across borders can occur from anywhere in Europe.
Duties and responsibilities included: the day to day delivery of the programme, working with artists and the community on behalf of Galway 2020, production of the entire programme, managing volunteers, community development, communications, IT administration – responding to artists, and the public. Local expertise and knowledge of the cultural landscape of Galway together with my experience in working with artists and communities and the wider community ensured the successful delivery of the programme.
Cros-Sing –a musical performance at Rinville Park, Oranmore Co Galway, created by IN-SITU Network Czech Republic performance artists Stage Code in collaboration with singers and choirs from Galway. The Marine Institute Singers, as well as members of the renowned, Galway, based, Cois Cladaigh Chamber Choir and the fantastic Scoil Mhuire Youth Choir from Oranmore. The groups collaborated to create a musical journey across Renville Park.
Audience: Over the two performances 500 members of the public took part in the musical journey.