Archive for August 5th, 2009

Storyland Finalists

5th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

The last two projects in the RTÉ Storyland webisode competition have been announced:

  • Hardy Bucks
  • Rental Boys

Both of them will be making a fifth webisode, and the final vote in the competition will begin at 5pm on the 31st August.

Mayo Public Art Commissions

5th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

Mayo County Council wishes to appoint a panel of artists for its Public Art Commissions, funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

Artists are invited to apply for a place on this panel, from which a wide variety of public art commissions will be awarded in 2009 – 2011 (budgets up to €64,000).

The panel is open to a wide range of disciplines, including music, dance, drama, literature, film, visual and performing arts. There will be two categories within the panel, one pertaining to commissions of €10,000 to €64,000 and the second pertaining to commissions of under €10,000.

An application form is available via the Mayo County Council web site, or contact Gaynor Seville on 094-90-47561, email

To apply, please send a completed application form, CV, an artist’s statement, and documentation of work: this can be in the form of slides (max 12) or images, DVD or video, audio tape or manuscript to:

Gaynor Seville
Public Art Co-Ordinator
Mayo County Council Arts Office,
Áras an Chontae,
Co. Mayo.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 13th August 2009.

Hunger Wins in Poland

5th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

ScreenDaily reports that Hunger, which was written by Steve McQueen and Enda Walsh, and directed by Steve McQueen, won the Grand Prix and the Film Critics Award, winning $43,175 (€30,000) at the 9th Era New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclow, Poland. It is now guaranteed distribution in Poland.