Duala Creator in Residence 2018

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Jack Talty and Maurice Gunning

MEDIA RELEASE: 19 December 2018

Duala: Creator-in-Residence Scheme 2018 - Recipients announced

The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) and the Arts Office of Clare County Council are delighted to announce that the first Duala: Creator-in-Residence Scheme has been awarded to joint applicants Jack Talty and Maurice Gunning.

Jack and Maurice will compose an audio-visual installation that explores the relationship between music, people, and place, specifically drawing on ITMA multimedia collections of traditional music and musicians of county Clare as its primary inspiration.

The open call for this pilot initiative between Clare Arts Office and ITMA attracted a large number of applicants excited by an opportunity to reflect /respond creatively to collections and materials that are of relevance or reference County Clare held in ITMA.  Along with traditional musicians and dancers, applications were received from a multitude of art forms including visual art, sound art, opera, film and photography.

The project will be delivered in 2019 and the residency is valued at €8,000.