Art/Initiatives is a program of facilitating or contributing to art projects in the North Louth region and surrounding areas. These can be AAEX group projects, projects led by AAEX members, which are supported by the group in administration, securing funding, documentation and promotion, or initiatives AAEX is invited to take part in.
For 2020 AAEX teamed up with the Craobh Rua Community Centre in Dundalk, for a mother and baby creative arts experience in which AAEX artists provide a series of workshops, leading up to a public presentation, supported by Creative Irealnd.
In August 2020, AAEX members created a giant Flamingo with rotating wings, which was installed on top of the Dundalk Tourist Office as part of the Seek Festival 2020.
And in autumn 2020 through to 2021 AAEX is provided a workshop program with Deehub/ Ardee called This is Tomorrow @ Deehub, again supported by Creative Ireland.
Other initiatives to come – watch this space!
In January 2020 AAEX members were invited as speakers and facilitators of art interactions to First Fortnight 2020 – I Am what I Am, an annual mental health awareness event hosted by Creative Spark, in association with Inspire Wellbeing.
In November 2019 AAEX presented AAEX Installations, an ambitious exhibition of installation art in an empty shop in Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk and other locations around town.