Against The Odds 2:
Son of Ngozi Akamelu – Truly, I am my mother’s son.
Conjures magic through various creative means as (He/She/We) takes us on journeys concertedly to places known & unknown. (He/She/We) invites the utilization primarily of voice and body as means through which we as people can re-establish ourselves and respective communities beyond space & time. (He/She/We) is a Writer, Poet, Educator and Performer, whose works have been featured internationally.
(He/She/We) seeks to work with communities globally by using the arts to disrupt the daily narratives around social injustices.
In 2021 we were selected for MAKE an artist development programme and residency initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre and Theatre Forum. Whilst 2020 saw publications of our poems in a special edition of the Belfield Literary Review and the Edinburgh University press.
In 2019 (He/She/We) have been privileged to showcase our body of works at the Royal Irish Academy as part of The IASIL 2019 panel questioning diversity within the Irish Literary arts, (He/She/We) also secured the Create and Carlow Arts Festival Artist Residency and curated poetry that was featured as part of Black History Month at Facebook Dublin. Previous works have seen (Him/Her/We) work with communities in USA, Germany, Netherland & Ireland, primarily targeting youths, creating spaces to reflect, learn and be otherwise.
Towards the end of 2019 (He/She/We) were commissioned by Facebook Dublin and The Embassy of Ireland (London) respectively to engage with their community of choice and produce creative pieces from those interactions. Chinedum Muotto – Son of Ngozi Akamelu – Truly, I am my mother’s son.
The Project description For the New Voices of Ireland project, Mirjana and Chinedum through their partnership explored their respective notions and relations of being fathered as well as the love, loss, empathy and tragedy amongst other feelings associated with fatherhood. Within this piece themes of patriarchy, religion, sacrifice, archetypes and memories are manifested as artists move beyond art to humanise their experiences weaving between childhood and adulthood to trace the effects of ‘fathering’ then and now. A mixture of poetry and prose from both artists reflect their explorations.
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CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 8: The Work
Call for submissions for visual arts and multidisciplinary projects by or involving migrant and culturally diverse artists for the Centre for Creative Practices’ 2025 programme
Deadline – 25/02/2024
The Centre for Creative Practices invites submissions from PROFESSIONAL migrant and culturally diverse artists and local artists working with culturally diverse artists for our 2025 visual arts and multidisciplinary programme. We especially welcome participatory, collaborative, multidisciplinary and experimental proposals by individual artists and collectives. All projects have to include an artist’s talk and a participatory workshop for audiences.
We are inviting project proposals for two strands of our programme:
- New Voices of Ireland Series
- Third Space
THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES aims to offer broad audiences a unique chance to engage with high-quality work by selected migrant and culturally diverse artists of various disciplines.
THIRD SPACE – collaborative projects between migrant and culturally diverse artists
Artists’ fees, production and marketing costs will be covered, and curatorial and production support will be offered by CFCP for the selected project. Up to 10 projects will be selected.
Interested artists should submit ONE SINGLE PDF document containing the following information:
- Project/Exhibition proposal – 500 words max
- CV/History of artistic practice – max 1 A4 page
- 6 images of recent work – with titles and medium, where appropriate with dimensions
- Artistic workshop proposal
- Project budget
- Proposed timeline venue
Please submit your proposals via email to email@example.com In the subject line please state: Programme proposal 2025, CFCP
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org or just give us a call at 086-6084020.
The submission deadline is Sunday – 25/02/2024. Late applications will not be accepted.
CFCP is committed to professionally supporting, effectively showcasing and developing the talent of migrant artists, offering tailored artistic and capacity-building programmes, mentoring, and resources, and helping artists to access the local arts scene and build sustainable careers.
Migrant-centred and migrant-led, CFCP is acknowledged as a pioneer and catalyst for promoting cultural diversity, intercultural collaboration and exchange.
BACKGROUND TO THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES
The New Voices of Ireland Series is a flagship project of integrative, cultural practice between migrant and local artists as well as audiences curated and presented by the Centre for Creative Practices.
The New Voices of Ireland Series aims to:
- Connect creative talent from new communities and various social groups from all over Ireland
- Give migrant and culturally diverse artists an opportunity to share their work and talent with a wide local and international audience
- Engage artists to express their views on social challenges and the role of culture in modern society through artistic practice