Faoin Spéir — In The Open — is a new initiative funded by the Arts Council in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and will take place over 2021 and 2022.
The scheme, beginning this month, will take place across the Republic with a wide range of outdoor events to attend. Public or open spaces in towns and communities will be used to showcase Ireland’s creative network, with the initiative ending in April next year.
The events will take place across counties like Longford, Dublin, and Laois, with further events isolated to towns like Carrick-on-Shannon, Offaly, Clonmel, Cavan, Castlebar, and Cork City.
It promises performances, film, music, street art installations, literature and beyond for the coming year.
As Ireland begins to emerge from the impacts of the pandemic, the Arts Council hope that the scheme “will help to bring a renewed spirit of optimism and confidence in a fulsome return to the arts.”
Along with the opportunities for artists that have been so isolated over the past year, the open spaces will call for employment indirectly. More people in the security, management, and organisation industries will be promised employment by the scheme.
With a number of new schemes being offered to those in Ireland’s entertainment and live industry, this comes as a welcome sign for a future in Ireland, with arts and culture at the centre.
To check if your town will hold events and to find out more, follow the link.