August

August is a notoriously quiet month for the arts in Ireland; funding deadlines are looming, holidays are in full throttle and people deserve a little break after a jam-packed summer of fun and frolics – that said, we’ve curated a list of ten creative and cultural events happening throughout our wonderful green isle, to keep…

July

With the launch of two highly anticipated Irish films and the return of Galway’s leading film festival, Ireland is seeing an uprising in Irish cinema throughout the month of July. The perfect opportunity to shelter from the sweltering heat outside – although we’re not complaining! To be considered for inclusion in The Monthly Edition for…

Opportunity or exploitation?

An internship is something that is ambiguous and difficult to define. It sits between part-time college-job and entry-level career, it hovers with uncertainty between university and employability, and although it serves an invaluable function, its application is somewhat slippery. For many with an arts background, knowledge and experience gained can be perceived as theoretical, and…

Steve McCarthy

Steve McCarthy is a Dublin based illustrator, animator and all around nice guy. Having grown up amongst a family of film-makers, Steve is a story teller who brings narrative to life through the medium of illustration.     1. Can you describe your creative process in three words? Hubris, Panic, Kismet.   2. If you weren’t an…

Ruth Connolly

Ruth Connolly is a graduate of the Limerick School of Art and Design and a Postgraduate from Central St. Martins. She is currently practicing as a visual artist, photographer and lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Design whilst living in Dublin with her husband and cat. 1. Can you describe your creative process in three…

Resilience

coffee|culture #3 This January, coffee|culture is inviting three creatives who have used their artistic output as a form of expression enabling them to thrive. Although the creative industry can be a challenging and daunting place, creatives are resilient and bounce back from obstacles be it diminishing arts grants, red tape regulations or burnout. Given the…