Come along and explore melody, movement and rhythm with Project Sparks’ exceptionally talented disabled/neurodivergent mentors. Every voice and ability will shine in this inclusive music workshop, as participants explore their creativity through drumming, singing, xylophones and other inclusive instruments. Everyone will leave wanting more music in their lives!
Since 2017, Project Sparks’ Leaders (who have lived-experience of autism, learning-disability, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and spina bifida) have mentored children and young people from Catholic, Protestant, rural and minority-ethnic communities from across County Derry, which is an unprecedented achievement in our community.
Supported by the Public Health Agency in partnership with Derry City & Strabane District Council.
The Lord Mayor of Belfast and Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland will open the Bounce Arts Festival 2022.
The launch will include video messages from our partners Derry City and Strabane District Council and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.
The Bounce launch will be an afternoon of celebration, fun, music and friendship featuring music by Tony Kaluarachchi and a performance by Kids In Control.
Light refreshments will be served.
The University of Atypical for Arts and Disability and our partners Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, offer the ‘Video Real’ online exhibition by. Members of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council’s Access Advisory Groups who have captured and compiled a selection of short videos highlighting the barriers they face on a daily basis. The films provide a snapshot of what it’s like to use services for people who are d/Deaf or use mobility scooters, as well as a collection of poems inspired by their disability.
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/c/FermanaghOmaghDistrictCouncil
Get it out of you! is a new live work by Paul Moore who is particularly intrigued by the body and landscape, nature and machine in relation to our internal and external experiences.
His recent work has been informed by Virtual Reality technology, questioning a space that doesn’t exist but is still restricted by real world physical barriers. This continuing struggle with the present and the search for both extreme reality and out of body experience marks a change in Moore’s practice towards a more contemplative question about how we as a society are equipped to deal with adversity.
Paul Moore is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has exhibited exhibitions both locally, nationally, and internationally, including: FIonnghlas, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2021), Consideration Of All Bodies, Lab Gallery, Dublin (2021) and Revolution, Galveston Arts Centre, Texas U.S.A. (2014).
The University of Atypical for Arts and Disability is delighted to work with our festival partners Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Derry City & Strabane District Council, bringing new voices to Bounce 2022.
This new open submission exhibition has been supported by the Public Health Agency and is an exhibition of photographs by d/Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people responding to the theme of ‘My Place & Space’. Artists are invited to share photographs of a place or item that makes you feel happy or included within society.
Get Involved – Submissions are open to all ages from the pan-disability community within DCSDC & FODC areas.
Submit your photographs by email to – firstname.lastname@example.org
Your email should include My Place & Space – Submission in the subject line.
Deadline for submissions – Monday 26 September 2022, 5 pm
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Introducing the first taster sessions from two outstanding neurodiverse artists. Grace Fairley, animation artist from Northern Ireland introduces her workshop on creating animated promotional gifs and Porcelain Delaney, theatre and performance artist from Liverpool shares her learning on overcoming communication barriers through a whizz of social media tools and ideas.
Grace Fairley is an illustrator and animator based in Belfast, she has a passion for everything weird, wonderful, and colourful. She is one half of Lemon Juice, part of Pollen Studios, and co-founder of ARTSFEST Belfast.
Porcelain Delaney is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked in a range of formats including: theatre, literature, cabaret, film.. Porcelain is currently a DaDa Fest Fellow, RSC Freelance consultant, DANC ambassador and Graeae Ensemble Artist.
Digital Horizon is a three-year programme inviting artists to pursue ambitions in digital technology. Apply to lead a Digital Horizon Masterclass – next closing date 23 November 2022.
A limited number of places are available, so booking is required. Please let us know your access requirements when booking.