Against The Odds 2:
Mirjana Rendulic is a writer, drama facilitator and a performance artist. She holds a Diploma in Speech and Drama, Fetac Diploma in Theatre Studies, Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts, Gold Medal in Acting from London Academy of Dramatic Arts, Diploma in Drama Facilitation and Honours Bachelor Degree in Drama from University of Wolverhampton. She has completed and led various other courses in theatre and film.
I am a performance artist. For me, this means I make creative things about life whether through writing, speaking or making images using an ensemble or a video. I have been living abroad half of my life and the other half in Croatia and now I am the inbetweener who grew up twice, but I am very much an Irish artist. Right now I am re imaging my craft, from words to performance, from a notebook to a digital, from nature to socially connected, from mother land to Ireland, using skills I gained along the way to create. This time the project is special because it is about fathers and I decided on the idea because fathers are special and I am happy I had one.
“A death of a Star” is a personal piece reflecting grief of losing a father. It is written and performed by Mirjana Rendulic and filmed by Mark McNally.
Stage appearances include Tea in her one-woman show ‘Broken Promise Land’(RTE and New York Radio Festivals silver medal winner, Abbey Theatre). The play toured extensively around Ireland and in London. Other acting roles include: Kalena in “Anything but Love” with Joan Sheehy Productions at Belltable Arts Centre. Site -specific work includes a one woman show “Sylvia’s Quest” which she co-devised with Wonderland Productions and a lead role in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure as part of Dublin Shakespeare Festival. Mirjana has acted in various RTE radio productions, the latest being ‘Ma’ by Elaine Murphy. Mirjana featured in RTE television drama series “Amber” as well as in a lead role in a feature film ‘The Last Show’ by RML Films ( Amazon), a short film ‘Empty’ by Fastnet Films and a lead in a feature film ‘Ecstasy of Isobel Mann’ by October Eleven Pictures. She has also appeared in ‘Transgender EU’ a video by Invisible Thread Films and a music video by Rosin O. Most recently can be seen in ‘Metal Heart’ a feature film by Hugh O’Connor.
Mirjana was an artist in residence with Laois County Council where she run summer drama schools and directed five youth theatre shows with Portlaoise Youth Theatre and Mountrath Youth Theatre in 2017 and 2018. Mirjana also devised a ‘Document’ with the Abbey Theatre Outreach Department and Migrants Rights Centre; She also worked for Gaiety School of Acting, Complex Youth Theatre, Brookfield Youth Club in Tallaght, Dublin City University, Artane Day Care Centre and many other community projects.
Mirjana has been endorsed by BBC’s Writers room as ‘real talent’ in 2018 and is in pre-production of her new plays and screenplays. Her latest live venture was a performance art piece ‘Who am I’ at Culture Night, Dublin 2019 as well as writing and directing two of her short plays at the University of Wolverhampton. She has recently received The Axis Award for Innovative New Work. Artist Statement: I am a performance artist. For me, this means I make creative things about life whether through writing, speaking or making images using an ensemble or a video. I have been living abroad half of my life and the other half in Croatia and now I am the inbetweener who grew up twice, but I am very much an Irish artist. Right now I am re imaging my craft, from words to performance, from a notebook to a digital, from nature to socially connected, from mother land to Ireland, using skills I gained along the way to create. This time the project is special because it is about fathers and I decided on the idea because fathers are special and I am happy I had one.
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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