ARTISTIC PROGRAMME

The Leitrim Sculpture Centre’s Artistic Programme consists of ten interconnected and mutually supportive components that define the key actions we take in fulfilling the organisations key aims and mission.

ARTIST & ARTFORM DEVELOPMENT

  • Artists’ Residency Programme
  • Gallery & Exhibitions
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Workshops, Masterclasses & Symposia
  • Artists’ Facilities & Technical Support
  • Archive, Research, Publication & Dissemination

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Community Engagement & Participation
  • Creativity: Children and Young People
  • Talks, Demo's, Open Studios
  • Festivals

RESIDENCIES

The Residency Programme is the most effective way we support the advancement of artistic practice whilst providing inspirational opportunities for many other programming strands at the Centre.

GALLERY & EXHIBITIONS

The Gallery functions as a Testing Ground for new creations, actions and collaborations where the continuation of the creative process extends to experimentation with new forms of display, communication and dissemination.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE

Sculpture in its expanded field involves the participation of a multitude of social actors: human participants; everyday materials & objects; plants; animals, landscapes, histories, heritage sites, physical spaces and structures, forces of nature as well as everyday practices, cultural representations and public issues of concern. It is from these initial conditions that LSC activates diverse modes of collaboration with the world outside.

WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES & SYMPOSIA

The LSC Workshop Programme demystifies 'technique' in supporting artists developing new work whilst attracting new communities to the Centre. An integrated structure ensures that workshops are available from a basic to advanced levels and the movement between courses is both possible and encouraged.

ARTIST'S FACILITIES & TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Technical Support is central to our commitment to assist all artists develop new work in a safe environment. Although standard technical support in setting up workspace and equipment is free LSC also employs a wide range of freelance artists to directly support the creative development of new work and advanced technique.

ARCHIVE & RESEARCH

The LSC archive is under development

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Community Workshop Programme (CWP) includes the active participation and collaboration of different publics in the design and making of art and exhibitions and in processes that advance and increase the creative capacity of the participant.

CREATIVITY: CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

LSC Schools Projects organise enriching levels of creative learning for young people. Projects immerse young people in a tactile art making experience involving hands on experience in casting, printmaking, clay work, mosaics, moldmaking, sculpting, 2d and 3d printing etc

TALKS, DEMO'S, OPEN STUDIOS

Residency Artists give informal talks that aim to share, demystify and disseminate the creative and professional experience of artists. Additional events involve technical demonstrations and open studios as part of our commitment to informing and welcoming the public.

FESTIVALS

Once a year Community Festivals such as the Samhain Parade create fusion of visual arts, crafts, music, literature, poetry, dance and performance in collaboration with LSC, the Glens Centre, the Manorhamilton Castle, the Bee Park Community Centre, local schools & different sectors of the town including local businesses working together.