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|An Gaelacadamh Teoranta|
Co. na Gaillimhe
URL: update results of 3GA
Tel.: +353 85 1467535
Date de création: 1979
- oral traditions and expressions
- promotion, enhancement
Organization of the transmission of traditional arts--music, dance, story telling, sean-nós singing, through the provision of weekly classes in local communities in the Gaeltacht (predominantly Irish-language speaking) region of Conamara and Árainn. This involves procuring teachers who are committed and qualified in the respective art.
Annual community events are organized and aimed at broader community participation, to reinforce its core perennial activities.
Using traditional arts is a proven vehicle for community cohesion and vitality using this model. As a result, An Gaelacadamh also strives, in turn, to make indigenous language more sustainable and accessible through its classes and community activities.
An Gaelacadamh was established in 1979 with a range of objectives which include initiating and administering a programme to promote and develop traditional arts (indigenous arts); to establish the teaching of traditional music on an organized basis; to nurture storytelling, traditional dancing and folklore; to promote the arts and crafts; and to strengthen the traditional arts at community level though promoting a wide range of events which would provide a platform for artists and artistes throughout the community.
An Gaelacadamh organizes and runs a comprehensive programme of activities throughout Conamara and the Aran Islands. The organization receives an annual Administration Grant from the Dept of Rural, Community, and Gaeltacht Affairs as well as funding for various once off programmes from Údarás na Gaeltachta, Cumas and Galway Vocational Educational Committee. A fulltime Administrator is employed as well as twenty-two teachers. Experts are employed occasionally to work on various programmes. The Board of Directors comprises eight community representatives who give of their time and expertise on a voluntary basis. An Gaelacadamh is a company without share capital and limited by guarantee.
The organization is continuously devising new opportunities to provide both a local and national platform for the professional and amateur artists in the community and particular attention is paid to the young emerging talent. We believe in the importance of presenting the traditional arts in a contemporary fashion to stimulate the interest of the younger generation.
Due to the experience gained in the last number of years administrating our comprehensive programme of events, we have created a very efficient work practice and we now have the spare administrative capacity to undertake new projects, such as this one.
Gaeilge (Irish language) is at the core of Gaelacadamh's day-to-day operation, pedagogy, and inextricably part of safeguarding the indigenous arts.
At present, there are 22 teachers working for the Gaelacadamh, with varying service commitments to the organization.
Intangible cultural heritage practitioners/teachers (Sean Nós singers, Oral Folklore Practitioners, Traditional Dance practitioners musicians/music teachers) provide workshops, lectures/performances at community events, and cultural festivals such as Sean Nós weekends, within the communities where those traditions are active, as well providing weekly classes to children (mostly) throughout the year.