The art@work 2012 booklet has just been published.
Excerpt, page 2.
Art@work is a residential programme of Roscommon County Council Arts Office where artists spend three weeks in a company in County Roscommon making artworks influenced by the environment, staff and working practices of that company. Since its inception in 2001, the programme has had over fifty residencies in thirty companies and organisations and continues to be a unique outlet for contemporary art to be integrated into society – introducing not only art, but also artists, and the processes of making art, to new audiences…
To the company the programme offers a valuable and unique advertising platform in both a local and national context as well as being an innovative project with the potential to develop staff interrelations and create new insights for the company. to the workforce, the presence of a programme like art@work, which is influenced by the workplace, can stimulate a pride and recognition of the work they do. To the artist it offers the opportunity to explore different methods of working, new influences, and the opportunity to produce art in a unique context which allows for greater participation in its creation.
In a unique way, art@work promotes the creative sector by encouraging creativity in new ways whilst also supporting the professional development of artists.
For more information contact Roscommon County Council Arts Office
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