Organisers

Sinéad Smyth

Sinéad Smyth

Sinéad Smyth

Sinéad has been organising, enabling and facilitating arts related projects for twelve years. In 1995 she began as a community artist, working with the Community Services Department, Belfast City Council.

While living in Belfast, Sinéad developed, co-ordinated and facilitated multi-cultural, single identity, and displacement projects for Belfast City Council. One of her first cross-community arts projects involved the re-design of the Crescent Arts Centre garden with children from across the city. She has co-ordinated, managed and facilitated community arts projects for the Beat Initiative Carnival Group in Belfast and The Inishowen Carnival Group in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.

In 1998, she designed and delivered the ‘Growth in Grounds’ project for The Conservation Volunteers in Northern Ireland, which involved whole community consultations and the re-development of several primary school grounds, across East and West Belfast, for creative education and play.

Sinéad is a founder member of the Inishowen Rural Arts Network, a group created to support, encourage and exhibit local artist’s work.

Over the past few years Sinéad has worked on several collaborative arts projects on both sides of the border, including the City of Culture/Thames Festival ‘Rivers of the World’ Project.

Inishowen Carnival Group

Inishowen Carnival Group

Inishowen Carnival Group

The Inishowen Carnival Group has been creating street performances and community art projects since 1996.

They perform annually at the St Patrick’s Parade in Dublin and at festivals and events across Ireland and the UK, from small scale community events to large scale civic celebrations.

The Group have previously been involved in a number of cross-community and cross-cultural projects including the “Celtic Mela” production in 2010 involving members of the African and Indian communities of Letterkenny and the “Carnival Connects” project which will take place in Derry and Inishowen from November 2012-June 2013.

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Made in Trenbania

Andy Smith, Made in Trenbania

Andy Smith, Made in Trenbania

Made in Trenbania specialises in helping charities, small businesses, schools and individuals make the most of their online potential.

Founded in 2010 by Andy Smith, Made in Trenbania creates modern, well-designed and eye-catching websites using a combination of open source and commercial software.

Andy has over ten years experience designing websites for a range of organisations including the UK conservation charity The Conservation Volunteers and Carndonagh’s very own People’s Republic of Inishowen Design Company.

Funders

‘Our Colours, Our Sounds’ was funded in a small way by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.

The artists gave their time for free!