Engage Longford is an artist’s led organisation that provides a platform to promote Longford as a hub for visual art. The fundamental objective is to procure a permanent space, in order to provide exhibition opportunities for graduate and emerging artists within the county. Engage Longford supports a platform for local, national and international artists and welcomes a diverse range of practices.
Engage Longford seeks to establish a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events to engage the local audience and to open up a critical dialogue with the wider visual art community.
As an organisation our values are based on equality of participation and access of the arts to wider society. Engage Longford is operated on a voluntary basis by a small but diverse group of creatives.
It is proposed that the following objectives could be derived from the mission statement and could form the basis for a development plan for 2014:
- Acquire and develop an exhibition venue
- Plan and deliver an annual programme of exhibitions.
- Facilitate and support relevant local community groups to mount exhibitions.
- Provide workshops, visits and training opportunities for artists, locals and students
We are holding an exhibition from 20th – 27th June in Providers old building on Main Street, Longford. Read more about this exhibition.