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Arts Education

Arts Development, Training and 3rd Level

WCAC creates opportunities for artists and other professionals for training, networking, employment, creating new work, exhibiting work, dissemination of experience and ideas and creative exchange through Pre-School Arts Training; Arts and Disability training; Learning Days for Artists; Critical Discussion and Professional Development for Artists.

BA in Visual Art

WCAC is also a partner in the BA (hons) in Visual Art, a community-based, four year, honours degree, visual art programme based on Sherkin Island. It is fully accredited, managed and delivered by the Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in partnership with Sherkin Island Development Society (SIDS) and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, and is part-funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Cork County Council.

Further information available from the email addresses below:

Sherkin Island Development Society Ltd.
Sherkin Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland
Tel: +353 28 20802 Email: sherkinart@gmail.com

The School of Art, Design and Printing
Dublin Institute of Technology, Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
Tel: 01 4024138 Email: artdesignprinting@dit.ie

Applications for the next 4 year programme (2016 to 2020) will be invited from April 2014 with interviews taking place in May / June. For further information check the DIT website here

View Report on the BA in Visual Art 2012 Degree Show on Sherkin Island (out there) and at West Cork Arts Centre here
View report of BA in Visual Art Graduation 2012 here

Professional Development for Artists

This part of the programme is about the individual artist and devising appropriate methods to increase their knowledge, awareness and skills.

This may take the form of mentoring, bringing in professionals with specialised crew of knowledge and experience to mentor and work alongside artists of WCAC. We also support artists with less experience to work alongside our more experienced artists in a assisting, or learning role.

Another key element involves sourcing ongoing appropriate and relevant training for artists and supporting artists to attend courses, conferences and seminars nationally and internationally.

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