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Meath County Council Arts Office recognises the challenges faced by professional artists living and working in County Meath. These challenges include isolation, a need for support and a need for information. 

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Meath County Council Arts Office strives to create access to supports and knowledge which help enable professional growth and productivity for Meath artists.

Opportunities for funding, training, networking, exhibition, up-skilling, commission, competition and more occurring around County Meath and beyond are listed below.

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Open Call - Percent for Art Commission

Open Call - Percent for Art Commission, Permanent Visual Artwork from Eureka Secondary School Budget: €52,000 Location: Eureka Secondary School, Navan Rd, Townparks, Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland Stage 1: Briefing Document & Application Deadline for Applications: 12 Noon Friday 17th May 2024 Eureka Secondary School is seeking expressions of interest...
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Hoor, an Exhibition of Poetry and Illustration

Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to present Hoor, an Exhibition of poetry and illustration, featuring the work of Belfast poet Jim McElroy, winner of the MCC Cultural Services Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award 2020 and winner of the International Book and Pamphlet award 2021, and Kells born, Berlin based...
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Toradh Gallery 2

Toradh Gallery 2, Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

Last Dance: An Exhibition of Posters from Kells Printing Works advertising ballroom events that were held in the upstairs of the Courthouse. The posters provide a fascinating social record dating from 1940s, and were produced by master craftsmen, Frank Smith and Jack Skelly. The Heritage Council through it Community Heritage Grant Scheme have funded the conservation and restoration of the Kells Printing Works Collection.
Kells is renowned for its association with lettering and visual language through the Book of Kells. Kells TypeTrail, now in its 13th year, is an annual festival celebrating typography and lettering as a modern art form.

Kells Printworks is part of Kells Creative Placemaking (KCP)– The Bigger Picture Project: a long term ambitious collaborative project, driven by a dedicated group of artists, community volunteers and local businesses working in partnership with the Local Authority, which aims to stimulate growth through arts, heritage and culture led regeneration. It focuses on the regeneration and adaptive re-use of four key heritage buildings to develop an integrated network of arts initiatives, cultural facilities and bespoke dedicated spaces for artists and the creative industries. The project is supported by Meath County Council, Department of Rural and Community Development, Heritage Council, Arts Council, Creative Ireland, Failte Ireland and Boyne Valley Tourism.

Toradh Galley 2 , Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub 13th August  – 7th October 2022