August 5th - Resources for Arts and Creativity & Online Event Listings

We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone but there are still opportunities to enjoy the arts and creativity as we social distance and isolate.  We at Age & Opportunity arts have been impressed by the many organisations around Ireland who have taken their work online and made it fully accessible at this time. So, to make it easier for anyone who wants to taste all of the amazing work out there no matter what age they are, we’ve decided to gather a list of online opportunities across a range of activities – from watching opera to dance classes – which you can take part in without having to leave the house.  These are categorised by theme, so we hope there’s something for everyone.

Below are new events that have been shared with us, but do look back over our previous lists hereherehere, here, here and here for lots more inspiration and things to do online.

People Making: Creativity at Home (including care homes)

Craft in Common is a series of five creative online workshops with artist Alinah Azadeh. It has been co-commissioned by Craftspace  and Midlands Arts Centre for their forthcoming touring exhibition ‘We Are Commoners’.

LOVE LETTERS, a new project produced by Bealtaine in association with CoisCeim started July 14th. Join for online coffee mornings and a weekly Wednesday dance class with Philippa Donnellan live on Zoom. Register and check out the new blog here.

The National Library of Scotland have put together a free online programme of events for people affected by dementia, plus their families, carers, and supporters.


Attending Online Events:  Listings

IMMA Talks Online is a series of talks specifically programmed for an online audience.

Citadel Arts Group broadcast a new play every week until August 10th.

Rewatch the Sundays@Noon series of concerts broadcast from the sculpture hall in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

The National Sculpture Factory have announcedLoquium; a new online lecture series looking at the materialised forms of sculptural practices and the knowledge they produce.

The New York Times have put together a top ten list of virtual concerts still available to stream.

Re-watch Emma Langford live courtesy of Axis Ballymun Summer Sessions.

Dear Ireland Continues, presented by The Abbey Theatre, will premiere on Monday 10 August at 7.30pm.

Tips and Tricks: Resources for artists and creativity leaders

Create and the Arts Council Ireland are delighted to announce the reinstatement of round two of the Artist in the Community Scheme 2020. Application forms and guidelines are available now from their website.  Deadline is 28 September.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office invites applications for a writer in residence for the period Sept 2020 - June 2021. More information here.

Opportunity with Dance Ireland who are currently accepting Expressions of Interest for a Producer in Residence. Full details here.

Theatre artists can join The Arts Council tomorrow August 5th at 2 PM for an online information session aimed at individual artists. It will cover upcoming funding opportunities and be followed by a Q&A. Register by emailing

Applications are invited for a research-residency on Unacknowledged Loss led by Barbara Raes of Beyond the Spoken (Belgium) during Dublin Theatre Festival in partnership with Theatre Forum. More information here.