ARTlifeCULTURE is an international youth arts company based in Cork, Ireland.
Since 2008, ARTlifeCULTURE has designed and delivered collaborative children’s and youth arts programmes around the world, including Britain, Europe, Japan, China, South East Asia and the United States of America.
Inspired by our heritage and cultural identity, ARTlifeCULTURE facilitates the artistic expressions of Irish children and young people, guiding them and supporting them in their creative process, and producing professional contemporary Irish art for international audiences.
ARTlifeCULTURE has designed and delivered children’s and youth arts programmes for European Capitals of Culture Liverpool 2008, Vilnius 2009 and Pécs 2010 and for World EXPOs Shanghai 2010 and Milan 2015.
In Ireland, we have looked at Cork City and shaped a programme which animates the cultural and civic sphere and exudes artistic and operational excellence. summer SING!, established in 2013, is a week-long, international and inclusive children’s singing festival. It sees 350 children embrace the rich heritage and culture of Cork City while nurturing their natural singing ability. It boasts a growing professional and volunteer, national and international staff of 150 children’s and youth arts enthusiasts. summer SING! is a key cultural component of Cork City’s children’s arts provision produced by ARTlifeCULTURE in collaboration with Cork City’s cultural, education and inclusion sectors and international arts partners. See www.summersing.ie
Our international programme, AiR, a multi-media installation with live performance was designed for the Ireland Pavilion Milan World EXPO 2015 and supported by the Arts Council and Environmental Protection Agency. AiR lead images featured as title images for the Ireland’s Global Centenary Programme ‘I am Ireland’ ‘Mise Éire’ 2016 and AiR then featured at Lincoln Center for St Patrick’s Day 2016 supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.
ARTlifeCULTURE’s child and youth-centred approach emphasises equality of access and quality of process and guarantees excellence and innovation in collaborative international children’s and youth arts initiatives.