We are thrilled to put our re-imagined identity out into the world. We have been working on this for almost a year now; behind the scenes, through lockdowns and during a challenging period when our program has moved entirely online. We are celebrating our 15th anniversary, and, like arts organizations across the world, we are exploring ways to adapt and develop our organization in this unprecedented and strange landscape. I’m particularly pleased to lead the Solas Nua team through a big moment of change for the organization. I believe the arts should enrich, challenge and question our everyday experiences and that includes these complicated times. We will continue to support artists working in all disciplines, and we remain firm in our commitment to be inclusive, diverse, supportive and open to both artists and audiences.
Our programs this year will include options for you to WATCH, READ, LISTEN and TALK – get involved, have your say and meet artists from across the island of Ireland from the comfort of your own home. We will be launching new commissions, developing original projects across all program areas and producing our first in-person outdoor event of 2021. Don’t forget to check out the inaugural episode of our new podcast We Are The Makers – written and presented by legendary broadcaster and Kerryman Dónal Dineen.
We hope you join us in this new chapter. In the meantime, sign up for your FREE TICKET to a very special CIFF event, commissioned by Solas Nua for International Women’s Day on MARCH 8TH - Two Miles Of Earth For A Marking Stone is a concert of traditional songs by the phenomenal four-part harmony group Landless, with an experimental video component by visual artists Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty.
So, explore, stay safe, stay engaged. We hope to see you soon!
All the best,
Interim Executive Director, Solas Nua