Photo of Connecting Artists artists holding their artwork with broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan.

Connecting Artists programme 2023

In Arts & Culture, News by DB_Admin

Connecting Artists is a programme designed for visual artists with intellectual disabilities who wish to develop their creative practice.

The programme is designed to elevate the talent within this community, and prepare the programme participants for exhibiting their art and the development of the ambition to sell their work.

The Connecting Artists programme works online over 10 weeks, with an in-person art exhibition to be held at the end of the programme in the magnificent Royal College of Surgeons College Hall in Dublin 2.

10 artists will be selected from all over Ireland. Each week, these artists will participate in an online group art session, via Zoom video call. In this session, artists will work with each other with the guidance of highly experienced facilitator and artist Sharon Devlin to develop their creative practice and work towards exhibiting their work.

Each artist will also have a separate weekly online session with a dedicated mentor, who will provide one to one support and guidance in developing their creative practice. Throughout the programme, each artist will gradually work on a piece of art to be included in the group exhibition held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.

There is a Zoom information session about the programme on 22nd February 2023. To find out more about applying see