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Culture Night 2020

On Friday 18th of September,  Laois celebrated in style with a number of live events  and online events taking place in the County, throughout the day and night. Highlights included an exhibition at The Gallery Laois Arthouse, Stradbally featuring beautiful work by members of the Laois Arthouse Collective and work […]


Laois Artist to exhibit at United Irish Cultural Centre of San Francisco

  Annie Holland’s Children of the Free State Photography Exhibit Opening Night Artist’s Reception March 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The exhibit opens  with a reception on Friday, March 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. “Children of the Free State” is a series of large scale photographic portraits of older […]


Latest edition of Midlands Arts Magazine now available

The latest free edition of the Midlands Arts Magazine is now available to pick up at Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Dunamaise Arts Centre and local libraries or download a low resolution version HERE. Lots of good news on the creative arts and culture scene from Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. […]


Talk by the National Gallery at Laois Arthouse, Stradbally

A free, illustrated talk by the National Gallery will take place at Laois Arthouse, Stradbally (Library area) on Monday 17th June at 7pm. Titled Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art,  the talk will explore the exhibition: its timely topics, the works displayed and the powerful impact of humans on our environment. […]


Laois Bealtaine Festival Programme

A Huge number of events are happening in Laois for the Bealtaine Festival  don’t miss the opportunity to take part this year Come and join in the celebrations! For the month of May the Arts Office, Laois County Council invite people of an older age to join in some of […]


Open Call Panel of facilitators for Arts and Culture Programme

Open Call | Panel of Facilitators for Arts and Culture Programme Laois County Council Arts Service is seeking to create a panel of Creative facilitators to support the delivery of our creative arts programme 2019/2020.  Open to artists, creative practitioners and teachers with a deep understanding of creativity and its […]


Laois Creative Ireland Grant Scheme 2019

Laois County Council wishes to announce a grant scheme as part of the Creative Ireland Programme 2019.  The scheme will provide financial support to local and community groups, artistic and creative practitioners, event organisers and those involved in creative activities and projects, to encourage cultural participation throughout Laois. The level […]


Experienced Individuals Required: Creative Ireland Programme

Invitation to Tender for Laois Creative Ireland Programme 2019 Laois County Council invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to project manage the 2019 Creative Ireland Programme. The Creative Ireland Programme is a five year all-of-Government initiative to place creativity at the centre of public policy. It is guided […]


The Walls Project comes to Portlaoise

Work has started on this initiative and should be completed this week. As part of the Creative Ireland Laois programme, this project was developed in partnership with the Arts Office, Heritage Office and students at Coláiste Dhún Masc to design and install a mural at the Old St Peter’s Graveyard, […]


Curtain comes down on ‘Townscape’ exhibition

After a nine-month tour,the Laois Arthouse will present the finale of the ‘Townscape’ exhibition, by Mary Burke, from January 15 to February 22. The event will be opened on Saturday, January 26th at 3pm, by Justice and Equality Minister Charles Flanagan. A short film about the exhibition will be screened, […]


Co-ordination of Per Cent for Art Projects in Laois

Laois County Council seeks tenders for the Provision of Services for the Co-ordination of two Per Cent for Art Projects. The requirement is for delivery of all stages of the projects, including development of briefs, commissioning and installation. Download docs here.[br][br] Request for Quotation Services (RFQ)- Public Art Co-ordinator  Tender […]


Arts Awards and Opportunities 2019

Laois County Council Arts Service invites applications for the following awards  and opportunities to individuals/groups and organisations.  Forms for Arts Act Grants, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary award, Artists in Schools Scheme and Culture Night Expression of interest forms are available to download from link here  https://laois.ie/departments/arts/grants-schemes/ Arts Act Grants 2019 […]


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