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Shortlisted for the Aontas Star Award 2017

Here at KCAT, Callan we have had some very exciting news and we thought that since you are such a supporter of community and the arts, you would like to share in our excitement!

Our Centre has been shortlisted for the 11th AONTAS STAR Awards. The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative coordinated by AONTAS as part of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival to acknowledge the fantastic work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland. The awards celebrate the positive contribution that these initiatives make to individual adult learners, local communities and wider society. Aontas (The Irish Adult Learning Organisation) have said that the ‘quality and volume of nominations this year was exceptional, resulting in a highly competitive process.’ An independent panel of judges carried out a detailed review of all the nominations received in the social inclusion category and have chosen KCAT Art & Study Centre as one of four finalists. It is good to be among such worthy nominees: Intercultural Drop-in Centre, The Irish Men’s Shed Association and East Clare Learning in Action

The next step for KCAT is to meet the judges in two weeks’ time where staff and students will showcase the unique inclusive programme of Arts which the Centre offers. Judges are made up of a panel of experts from the adult and community education sector.

We are busy preparing for this now but want everybody know that we have made it this far. We would so appreciate you spreading the news in any way you can! Social Media, chatting to your colleagues etc. Just letting people know good things are happening!

Irish Times Article

Certificate Ceremony 2016

Over seventy certificates were awarded to students of KCAT Art School on 15th June, 2016.The ceremony was attended by tutors, family, friends and staff of KCAT. Students were recognised for their contributions to the courses which cover a wide range of disciplines including 2D, Theatre, Dance, Roots and De hÁoine  as well as an Open Studio Visual Arts course.Many of the students will be continuing in their learning journeys next year and we wish them and their tutors a very happy summer holiday.We look forward to another exciting year of discovery and growth in 2017.

certificate photo group 2016

Starting Points or How did we get Here

 

Starting points

Equinox Theatre Company are delighted to invite you join the conversation:
Starting Points or How did we get Here is a round-table / panel discussion about theatre and participation.
Featuring Sophie Motley, Sarah Jane Shiels and Aisling O’Brien (WillFredd); Anna Galligan (Barnstorm); Niamh Ni Chonchubhair (Axis, Ballymun) and Medb Lambert (Equinox Theatre Company).
At the Friary, Mill Street, Callan on Wednesday 29th of June at 2pm.

 

Inhabitants is a series of events across architecture, visual arts and theatre, which artisti­cally examines our relationship to our environment and asks us us to look anew at our role in shaping the future.

Inhabitants 25 June – 03 July 2016 Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Trasna Productions

Education vacancy in KCAT

KCAT COurses

KCAT is seeking a dynamic Arts Education & Training Coordinator who is committed to learner-centered, equality-based education to drive our inclusive education and training programme.

KCAT runs a variety of creative courses in which people with and without special needs work together, each at their own level, with the emphasis being on artistic and personal development.
We aim to promote and support good practice in inclusive arts education, through the provision of courses and supports.
If you have good programme and people management skills, and want to make a real difference to inclusive arts education in Ireland, then download the job specifcation for more information

If you have read the job specification, and are interested in applying for this role, please complete the job application form by 5pm on Monday 4th April 2016.

Applications will be shortlisted with reference to the criteria outlined in the job specifcation. Interviews will be held in April. We expect the successful candidate to take up the position in April/May. If you have any further questions, you can email Anja Terpstra – Centre Coordinator anja@kcat.ie

Job Description – KCAT Education Coordinator

KCAT Job Application Form

Meadow’s Bloom – Hedge School with Tom Meskell

A workshop on how to make sculptures and temporary landscape interventions, to inspire participants to the limitless potential of making art in the natural environment. By creating individual and group pieces of work, you will explore the meadows own natural materials as an artist’s medium.

This workshop is free - donations welcome! All donations on the day will go towards a KCAT Bursary for young students with less opportunities.
This workshop is dedicated to Jean Conroy – Artist & KCAT Facilitator who inspired many to create in this way.

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