RCC commissions first ever Virtual Artist-in-Residence
New series aimed to support Irish artists from multiple during disciplines during Coronavirus crisis
THE Regional Cultural Centre has commissioned its first ever virtual artist-in-residence in a bid to support Irish artists during the Coronavirus crisis.
The RCC’s General Manager, Jeremy Howard said: “We are very excited to be launching our Virtual Artist-in-Residence programme this week.
“We have a fantastic artist lined up for the next month, Little John Nee, who will be become the RCC’s first ever artist-in-residence.. from their own home.”
The new programme is intended to support leading Irish artists from multiple disciplines during the very difficult Covid-19 social distancing period.
Tuam-based Little John, who is much-respected throughout the Irish arts community and can boast President Michael D. Higgins as one of his biggest fans, will performing 30-minute concerts for the next three Thursdays.
‘Home is where the Art is’
While the RCC, like many cultural institutions, may have closed its doors to the public last week, behind closed doors the team has been working tirelessly on initiatives to support the wider community.
Jeremy said: “The world is going through a challenging time as a result of the Coronavirus Crisis and the RCC team wants to do its best to lift the public’s spirits.
“The daily challenge has been met with huge positivity and over 4,000 people from around the island of Ireland and the world, literally, have joined our new Facebook group, RCC for KIDS.
“We haven’t forgotten about the adults, either. We launched the Remote Inspiration – A Donegal Photographic Challenge asking people to share their photos from around Donegal while social distancing and we have asked the Glebe House and Gallery to curate a weekly still life art challenge.”
The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny is proudly funded by Donegal County Council and Arts Council Ireland.