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glór is pleased to announce the recipients of the Clare Artists’ Mentoring Scheme

In December 2020, glór launched a new initiative called Artist to Artist Mentoring to support Clare based artists during the pandemic. In the first two stages of the initiative, glór was able to support and provide work for 36 artists, and noticed a keenness on the part of Clare artists to continue to be ambitious and expand their craft. This summer, we’re delighted to announce its continuation with the third wave of artists benefiting from the scheme and 8 artists chosen to take part, many of whom are already undertaking wonderful and enlightening sessions with their mentors.

Following our open call in March, artists applied by identifying an area they were keen to develop in their artistry and nominated an individual with whom they wanted to develop and strengthen their craft in a series of one-to-one sessions. The 8 artists selected this year come from and are developing skills in a variety of genres including painting, photography, film, opera, theatre and production.

Visual Arts recipients are:

  • Carmel Madigan with mentor Eamon Colman
  • Evelyn Sorohan with mentor Paul Corey
  • Katja Wittmer with mentor Isabelle Gaborit
  • Sara Foust with mentor Mick O Dea
  • Mary Fahy with mentor Vera Klute
  • Marie Connole with mentor Ali Cavanaugh

Theatre and Film production recipients are:

  • Naomi Louise O’Connell with mentor Gavin Kostick
  • Maeve Stone with Cathy Brady.

Each mentoring pair will undertake 3-4 sessions together in a mixture of remote and in-person meetings, with a particular focus to upskill, develop and expand. All artists and mentors are paid for their time.

Supported by Creative Ireland and The Arts Council