Gráinne McHale awarded ‘Arts Participation Project Award’ from Arts Council
FUAIM: Music and Community is delighted to receive the prestigious ‘Arts Participation Project Award’ from the Arts Council of Ireland for the development of a new intergenerational arts project – FUAIM: LifeSounds.
FUAIM: LifeSounds, will bring together in an equal and safe environment, professional artists and musicians, UCC Music and Theatre students, and groups of older adults from a local residential home and a day care centre in Cork City. Running from June – October 2012, this project will facilitate the collaborative development of new creative work. The FUAIM: LifeSounds project will culminate with a sharing of this new work with the wider community through a range of public performances and skills sharing seminars in the Residential home, Day Service Centre and UCC.
FUAIM: LifeSounds is delighted, both from a historical and creative perspective, to welcome back as a guest artist to Cork, Molly Sturges of LittleGlobe, New Mexico. Molly was the artistic director of the inspirational Arts in Community project MOMENT in 2005 – produced by Mel Mercier and Margaret O’Sullivan.
FUAIM: LifeSounds hopes to learn from these past experiences in order to inspire, build capacity and provide further professional development opportunities for project participants, as well as local students, artists and practitioners.