Welcome to the Neighbourhood

Artist Name(s) Michelle Horrigan
Artwork title Welcome to the Neighbourhood

Founded in 2006, Askeaton Contemporary Arts (ACA) aims to promote and provide contemporary visual art to the locale of Askeaton Co Limerick. Within this, Welcome to the Neighbourhood is an annual programme of invited international and Irish artists who live and work in the town of Askeaton.

By developing community involvement and understanding how art might be produced and experienced in this locality, ACA aims to open up new possibilities of how contemporary art might operate outside a city environment, while concurrently supporting the production of new artists' projects.

The primary audience for the festival is the population of Askeaton, approximately 2,500. Their interaction with the artists and artworks is not only as spectators, but often they are actively implicated into the development of the artwork itself through their assistance or participation. This strand is developed through ACA's activities each year.

Four editions of Welcome to the Neighbourhood have been staged, introducing the work of artists from Sweden, Denmark, Holland, France, Turkey, Germany, Canada, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, and Ireland to Askeaton. ACA has advocated an experimental approach to the production of artists' projects, furthering an understanding of the possibilities of the project in a very broad cultural sense, and allowing for the development of the festival as a fluid conceptual model rather than as a more traditionally-structured event.  

Commission Type The Arts Council,Local Authority
Commissioner Name Michelle Horrigan / artist-led initiative
Commissioning process Self Initiated
Project commission dates July 29, 2006 - January 1, 1970
Partners Limerick City Council Limerick County Council The Arts Council
Artform Visual Arts
Funded By The Arts Council,Limerick County Council,Limerick City Council,Other
Budget Range 10000 - 30000 euro
Project commission start date 29/07/2006
County Limeri
Town Askeaton
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Website www.askeatonarts.com/
Content contributor(s) Michelle Horrigan
Relationship to project Curatorial Director



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