AAEX have received funding from the Louth 2021 Creative Ireland Community Grant Fund for the preparation of a collaborative and participatory arts program for 2022 which focuses on language and diversity, starting by exploring the variety of language and other cultural backgrounds amongst AAEX members, to be extended into a program which will involve other relevant community groups, which may come from immigration as well as other language specific backgrounds, like speakers of sign language, Irish, Cant Gammon / Shelta or others.

Goals will be to celebrate and raise awareness of language diversity through aesthetic activity and collaboration, potentially exploring challenges and issues and build relationships among diverse local groups.

The project may contain an element of training in cross-cultural collaboration for AAEX members.

Watch this space for further developments.

Photo: Jenny Slater – Invisible Journeys