Cavan Arts e-bulletin: ISSUE 16: trans-art Pop Up Shop . Arts Awards . Peace City Cavan . New Cavan Arts Website
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Peace City Cavan

Cavan County Museum's Cross Border Project 'Connecting People, Places and Heritage' project has produced a new and exciting initiative called 'Peace City Cavan'.

The aim of the project was to work with children from Cavan and Fermanagh schools in creating a common city. Each building/house represents the individual, and whole city represents the community of children who took part in the project.
The names of each element in this City are based on “tolerance vocabulary”, key words like tolerance, friendship, respect, peace and teamwork.
The goal of this project was to create a common city, a 3D art installation made with recycling materials, the objects we use in our everyday lives but in an inventive and creative way.

This exhibition will bring together the work that the children have created over the past few months and display it as a whole unified city for the first time.
Peace City Cavan on display in the Teacher's Centre, Cavan on Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 December 11am - 5pm

Everyone welcome
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New Cavan Arts Website
We at Cavan Arts have recently launched our new website to best promote all arts events and news in County Cavan and beyond. The new design will make navigation through our content much easier and more accessible for all our arts readers.

As users of our website we would much appreciate any feedback you can give to us.  If you would like to contribute to our events section, training can also be provided. Send queries and feedback to 

trans-art Pop Up Shop

Image: 'Reindeer' featured at trans-art pop up shop

"Ho Ho Ho"
trans-art Christmas pop-up shop opening Friday the 13th of December 5pm to 8pm  in trans-art hub No. 61 College Street Cavan.


The "Ho Ho Ho" Contemporary art pop-up shop curated by trans-art team Joe Keenan, Sally O'Dowd and Siobhan Harton is a collection of original work for sale from artists Mark Lawler, Sally O'Dowd, Jane McCormick, Siobhan Harton, Jackie O'Neill, Kasia Zimnoch, Pawel Kleszczewski & Orla Galligan-Ward.


In trans-art style this is a pop-up shop with a contemporary twist. The idea of a Pop-Up Shop is that it literally ‘pops up’ and opens for a short period of time. In this instance the shop will only be open for 7 days over 2 weekends. If you see something you like grab it quick as it might be a one off piece. All pieces for sale are original works of art, that varies in price from €10 to €500.


Everyone is welcome to pop in and have a browse at some fine works of art by award winning artists.

Location: No. 61 College Street 

Opening Times: 

13 December, Friday 5pm - 8pm (Opening Night)

14 December, Saturday 11am - 6pm
15 December, Sunday 2pm – 6pm
20 December, Friday 11am – 6pm
21 December, Saturday 11am - 6pm
22 December, Sunday 2pm – 6pm
23 December, Monday 11am – 6pm


For more information go to trans-art.cavan facebook page or email


Arts Awards

The Arts Awards is our annual funding scheme which aims to support the ongoing development of the arts in the county. Artists, individuals and arts organisations engage with the arts are encouraged to apply for funding to develop and deliver specific projects and activities carried out over a set period, which:

- assist organisations and individuals in the delivery of new and innovative arts projects and events in County Cavan.
- promote arts production, showcasing, access, inclusion and participation across a wide range of quality arts activities and experiences.

We fund a range of artistic activities, including:


  • projects, events, commissions and productions
  • research and development, audience development and marketing activities
  • professional development and training bursaries and fellowships
  • organisational development to improve the long-term stability of arts organisation.
  • residencies
  • touring

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is no later than 14 February 2014 for project taking place between April 2014 and March 2015

For further information on selection criteria and an application form click here

Butterflies Killeshandra received Arts Awards a number of years for their Special Abilities Arts and Drama Summer Camp
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