Vote for Women

As we approach a landmark moment in Irish history, the creatives of Ireland are wielding their talents as a form of political expression. Not only is 2018 significant as the year that the people of Ireland will vote on the Referendum to Repeal the Eight Amendment, but it also marks the centenary that Irish women…

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…

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…

Coffee Culture

coffee|culture is a series of creative talks set to occupy a selection of Dublin’s best speciality cafés on one morning per month. Each venue is significant for its commendation on the Dublin City Coffee Map created by First Draft Coffee, presenting a snapshot of a truly vibrant and bustling coffee scene of over 30 cafés, each…

Above the Fold 2017

Above the Fold 2017 Above the Fold returned to The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, for the second annual Above the Fold Creative Conference. Speakers were selected for their contribution to Ireland’s cultural landscape and their motivation for striving to create great work, defying obstacles and challenges faced by the creative industry in Ireland. Superfolk Jo Anne…