Seven people in Carlow share in €60,000 fund for artists' development opportunities

Over €60,000 awarded to artists in the South East

Darren Hassett

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Darren Hassett

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The Artlinks partnership of local authorities Arts Offices in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford has awarded over €60,000 to artists in the South East.

Supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon this grants stream provides professional development opportunities and supports for established and emerging artists who are resident in these four counties.

The recipients of bursaries from the Arts Office, Carlow County Council are:

Film: Liam O'Neill, Borris

Film: Tadhg O'Sullivan, Old Leighlin

Theatre: Sinead Cormack, Bagenalstown

Visual Arts: Katie Watchorn, Carlow

Visual Arts: Rachel Joynt, Borris

Visual Arts: Chloe Brenan, Carlow

Music: Marian Gaynor, Carlow

Sinead Dowling, Arts Officer, welcomed both the high quantity and quality of applicants for Carlow this year and said: "Carlow is truly a culturally rich county.

"The ArtLinks Bursaries offer Carlow County Council an opportunity to support and acknowledge the work of artists of all art forms living and working in Carlow. We look forward to the awarded proposals coming to fruition over the coming year."

Artists who are resident within the four partner local authorities can register for membership free of charge on www.artlinks.ie