Blue Drum will continue to create opportunities for exchange of practice, experience and tactics for those interested in community art. 

It will also update with new materials the platform for the legacy of community art called the Legacy Papers and its online Evidence Room

 

All our work is self organised and involves many others so if you want to contribute your skills please get in touch!


Eleanor Phillips and Ed Carroll

Convenors

blue.drum(at)yahoo.com

 

 

 

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'The Cabbage Field' (Photo Darius Petrulis) 1

Cabbage Field 2017

Aukse Petruliene / Darius Petrulis

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January - April 2018

Goodbye Tom Kelly Road Flats Read [+]

Lanterns on the Cabbage Field Read [+]

What are Cultural Rights? Listen [+]

UNESCO 2018 Global Report Read [+].

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor Read [+]

What is heritage Watch [+]

 

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July - Dec 2017

Most popular reads in the reading room

The City at Eye Level Read [+]

Funding the Cooperative City Read [+].

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor   Read [+]

ICAF Rotterdam 2017 Watch [+]

How I became an Artist? Hear [+]

Using materials that everyone uses? Watch [+]

Jan - May 2017

Most popular reads in the reading room

Audience Development Read [+]

Readings in Art, Activism... Read [+]

UN Global Report   Read [+]

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Sept - Dec 2016

Legacies of Community Arts

Peter Sellars Watch [+]

Jo Egan Listen [+]

Arlene Goldbard  Read [+]

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July - August 2016

for Culture as Sustainability

Luca Bergamo Watch [+]

Arlene Goldbard Listen [+]

Culture 'in', 'for' and 'as' Read [+]

Collaborating in Rialto Youth Project Read [+]

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May - June 2016

for Capital of Culture

Announcement Watch [+]

Promo Watch [+]

Reviews Read [+]

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March - April 2016

for Walking the Feminists

Martha Rosler Watch [+]

Andrea Bowers Listen [+]

Suzanne Lacy Read [+]

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January - February 2016

for 1916

Robin Hood Tax Campaign Watch [+]

Vision for a future Ireland Watch [+]

Steve Powers come back soon Watch [+]

Revolution of Defiance and Hope Hear [+]

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August - December 2015

Keller Easterling on 'Knowing How' Watch [+]

Keller Easterling on 'Extraspacecraft'Hear [+]

About 'Extraspacecraft' Read [+]

April-July 2015

Paula Ramirez spoken word with Melanie Creane's visualuality from Memories of the Future Watch [+]

Can all children benefit from art? Hear [+]

Activity Toolkit via Jessica Carson  Read [+]

March-April 2015

Teresa's Garden's via Barry Cullen Watch [+]

Can all children benefit from art? Hear [+]

Activity Toolkit via Jessica Carson  Read [+]

 

January - February 2015

Greetings to our friends in St Louis:

Cheeraz Gorman Watch [+]

Annette Bridges  Watch [+]

O'Fallon Park  Hear [+]

Damon Davis  Watch [+]

Why Artists?  Read [+]

September - December Picks 2014

In 2014 Blue Drum will join others in making short actions on Rebirth Day on December 21.

Rebirth Day 2014  Watch [+]

Michelanglo Pistoletto last manifesto Read [+]

About M. Pistoletto   Hear [+]

Join-in Rebirth Day 2014  Read [+]

July-August Picks 2014

Friendly Zone Sanciai Watch [+]

City (Re)Searchers Pamphlets Stack Read [+]

Cultural Rights Seminar Audio Hear [+]

Cultural Rights Deliberation Report Read [+]

May-June Picks 2014

Ballinrobe TACU Happy Parent Watch [+]

Happy Parent Booklet Work-in-Progress Read [+]

Interested in 'evidence based practices'? Hear [+]

February-April Picks 2014

Documentaries from New Day Digital Watch [+]

The Values Study Read [+]

A Dubliner Affect by Robert Longyear Hear [+]

December 2013-January 2014 Picks

Zygmunt Baumann on Culture Watch [+]

The Art of Life Read [+]

Have you got 15 minutes? Hear [+]

October – November 2013 Picks

Patricia Piccinni’s Sky Whale Watch [+]

Equality Rights Alliance Seminar Report Read [+]

Julian Bonder on memory Hear [+]

August - September 2013 Picks

Working the ground Watch [+]

Working the ground Read [+]

Arlene Goldbard on culture Hear [+]

May - July 2013 Picks

Al Weiwei acts after 81 days in jail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n281GWfT1E8

Watch [+]

Two pamphlets from the Visible Project Read [+]

Arts in Education Charter - Interested? Hear [+]

March - April 2013 Picks

100 Seconds of Sanciai, Kaunas Watch [+]

Cultural Agency Pamphlet 2013 Read [+]

Roundtable -Happy Parent Initiative Hear [+]

New Year Inspiration 2013

Wisdom of Slow Culture Read [+]

Building Alabama Explore [+]

November 2012/ December 2012Picks

Artist Jeanne van Heeswijk. Watch [+]

Understanding Fatherhood in the 21st Century. Read [+]

September 2012 Picks

2Up2Down is a project just outside the gates of Anfield Park and will be a focus of a study visit to Liverpool in October. Watch [+]

What has been called "a once in a generation opportunity" for child and family services in Ireland published in July 2012 Read [+]

A podcast on money via Magrit Kennedy Hear [+]

Give up a day for a discussion about the battle for cultural values. Debate [+]

 

In July 2012 you can take a look at some reportage from the Rustbelt to Artist Belt event in St. Louis, USA from earlier in the year. Watch [+]

Blue Drum's article for Village Magazine.  Read [+]

Arlene Goldbard on creative community. Hear [+]

Tell us about Community Arts? Discuss [+]

In June 2012we focus on the Happy Parent Initiative and link to a slide show of the work in progress. Watch [+]

Happy Parent as a developmental activity links to the principles and themes of Aistear curriculum framework for early years.  Read [+]

Listen to Listen to Arlene Forster describing the Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. Hear [+]

Tell us what you think about the Happy Parent Initiative?: Discuss [+]

 

In May 2012 we link to two documentaries from websites in the USA: http://trustdocumentary.org & http://deafjam.org Watch 1 [+] and Watch 2 [+]

Find Blue Drum's Submission to the Dail Committee on Arts and Disadvantage. Read [+]

From a Show and Tell with Block T, Smithfield, Dublin listen to Blue Drum's Ed Carroll speak about cultural rights. Hear [+]

Tell us what is a cultural right?: Discuss [+]

In April 2012 we met with Grainne Begley from St. Kevins Family Resource Centre in Tallaght linked us to one of their arts and disability projects.  Watch [+]

Find out about Blue Drum's Submission to the Dail Committee on Arts and Disadvantage. Read [+]

From a Show and Tell with Block T, Smithfield, Dublin listen to Catherine O'Halloran speak about her work in St. Munchin's, Family Resource Centre, Moyross, Co. Limerick. Hear [+]

Tell us what is a cultural right?: Discuss [+]

In March 2012 we recommend the Los Angeles Poverty DepartmentWatch [+]

Find out about a new model of arts organisations that are engaged Read [+]

More from Los Angeles and a public theatre in skid row Hear [+]

Offer us some ideas for next time: Discuss [+]

In January and February 2012 we suggest Engine Room Europe project: Watch [+]

Read Mauled by the Celtic Tiger: Human Rights in Ireland’s economic meltdown’ the Book of Grievances Read [+]

About the responsibility of art in society are Anna Coote, David Kynaston, Antony Gormley and Fintan O'Toole  Hear [+]

Offer us some ideas for next time: Discuss [+]

In December 2011 we want to report on The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope:

From the December 5th Spectacle Watch [+]

About the Book of Grievances Read [+]

About the proposed cuts to Community Employment Hear [+]

Create history: tell us what you think? Discuss [+]

 

In November 2011 we want to report on Another Conversation:

From the silent walk and hand-over of the Community Arts Petition Watch [+]

UN Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Expressions Read [+] and Another Conversation documentation Read [+]

Debbie Hutchinson from Near FM reports on the Event Hear [+]

Create history: tell us what you think? Discuss [+]

 

In September-October 2011 we want to focus poverty and silence:

From in Belfast recent documentary called In Our Time: Creating Arts Within Reach Watch [+]

Audit of Ireland's debt audit report produced by afri and the University of Limerick Read [+]

Niall Crowley and follow-up discussion at Theatre Forum in June 2011 Hear [+]

Tell us what you think? Discuss [+]

In June-July 2011 we want to focus on how to bring about social change:

From Northern Visions in Belfast recent documentary called In Our Time: Creating Arts Within Reach Watch [+]

Two separate shortened articles by Laurence Cox about counter-cultural movements in Ireland Read

Niall Crowley and follow-up discussion at Theatre Forum in June 2011 Hear [+]

Tell us what you think? Discuss [+]

In May 2011 we present more background resources to our campaign for cultural inclusion:

Young Urban Arts on what young people think about the arts Watch [+]

16 Beaver Street on What is Democracy? Read [+]

Peter Sellars on Outsiders in Theatre Hear [+]

Tell us what you think? Discuss [+]

In April 2011 we presented our selection of background resources to support our campaign for cultural inclusion:

Jeanne van Heeswijk on Public Space Watch [+]

John Holden on Culture and Class Read [+]

Blue Drum on A New Pact Conversation Hear [+]

Tell us what you think? Discuss [+]