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21 years of the Imagine Arts Festival

The Imagine Arts Festival celebrates 21 years of infusing creative flair into Waterford City. The programme of events runs from Tuesday 25th – Sunday 30th October.  The multi-disciplinary arts festival incorporates The Waterford Writers Weekend. The festival features literature, music, visual arts, performance, theatre, children’s arts events, Waterford History, culture and architecture.

OPEN CALL

Sound & Portraits Open Call

Through an open-call, the Waterford Gallery of Art will be seeking proposals from musicians, song writers, sound artists, poets, and those working with sound to create new audio artworks to be performed and sit alongside items featuring in the upcoming ‘Portraits’ exhibition.

OPEN CALL

Imagine Arts
Open Call

Imagine Arts Festival is offering an exciting opportunity for artists or groups of artists, to present a work in progress at Imagine Arts Festival 2022.   Artists of all performance disciplines (Dance, Theatre, Circus, Music, Multidisciplinary) are welcome. The chosen artists or company will receive €500 towards developing their idea.

Waterford Poetry Prize 2022

Waterford Poetry Prize 2022

The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce that entries are now being accepted for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2022. The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.

The winners will be announced at a special event at the Waterford Writers Weekend on Friday 28th October 2022 during the Imagine Arts Festival.

The first prize is €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2023. The second prize is €300 plus a writing course in Ardmore and third prize is €200.

The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon on Friday 12th August 2022.  There is no age limit and no entry fee for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2022.

The Arts Office is pleased to have the writer and poet Colm Keegan as judge.

Online entries only will be accepted with the form and guidelines available HERE at the Waterford Submit platform or by scanning the QR code below.

2022 IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL – ALL EVENTS

2022 Events

Stay tuned as more events are being announced daily.

Goma Ukrainian

Goma Ukrainian art group present an exhibition of Ukrainian culture. Since April a talented group of Ukrainian artists have been

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PERFORMANCE

Emigration Road

“They are going! The Irish are going with a vengeance!” Emigration Road: A Play For Voices Performed by Curlew Theatre

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VISUAL ARTS

Garter Lane

Garter Lane Arts Centre is a vibrant and thriving venue for visual arts, theatre, dance, comedy, music, film and literature

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Open Doors

A cultural and heritage event with Rosemary Royal the Conservation Officer with The Council. This is a lunchtime talk inviting

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MUSIC

Susan O’Neill

Hosting Susan O’Neill, the spectacular Christ Church Cathedral has been a place of living history and worship for over 1000

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WATERFORD WRITER’S WEEKEND

Waterford Writer's Weekend
28th - 30th October 2022

Waxed Lemon Panel Discussion

Lemons, Liars and Banshees: Three literary journals in conversation. Join editors from The Waxed Lemon, The Four Faced Liar and Banshee as they discuss the recent upsurge of literary journals in Ireland. The editors will give advice on how to submit your work and audience members will be invited to participate in a Q&A session at the end.

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LITERATURE

David Toms

David Toms (born 1988) is a writer from Waterford, now living and working in Norway. His poetry collections include Northly (Turas Press, 2019), Soma | Sema (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2011), and several chapbooks..

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LITERATURE

The Resilient Writer, with Anne Tannam

Anne Tannam is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who helps writers to design and sustain flourishing writing practices. She regularly runs workshops and clinics online and across the country. For more on Anne’s coaching, visit www.creativecoaching.ie.

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WATERFORD VISUAL ARTISTS

If you would like to be included in our Directory of Visual Artists in Waterford, please submit your bio, social media pages, samples of work (image files as png or jpegs) and a high-resolution video link if you have one. 

2022 IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL – PLAYLIST

Imagine Arts 2022
Playlist

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