Arts in Action 2021

Full 2021 Programme to be announced shortly


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We are delighted that the 2021 Arts in Action Programme will commence in February 2021 with more details to follow shortly.

This will also be the first Arts in Action programme to be presented following the death of the programme’s founding director and curator, Mary McPartlan, the accomplished folk singer and educator, in spring 2020.  In celebration of Mary, the theme of this limited 2021 programme is art as legacy, and it features traditional and classical music, drama, performance and literary-focused events.  The programme reflects specifically on the legacy left by Mary McPartlan as the programme draws on many of her frequent collaborators and the university/Arts in Action partnership with Music for Galway.

 The entire programme will be presented online free of charge providing viewers nationally and internationally a chance to share in this unique Arts in Action programme.  The range of art forms and artists represented within the Arts in Action programme reflects the diversity and strength of the creative arts at NUI Galway, including the work of staff.  Acclaimed novelist Mike McCormack and internationally recognised digital artist EL Putnam who lecture in English and Digital Media at NUI Galway will contribute a new work to the programme in April.

Arts in Action 2019