Welcome to the UPSTART website.
- incentivise quality artistic collaborations between groups/ people with disabilities, artists, arts venues and organisations within County Mayo.
- Support opportunities for people with disabilities to develop arts projects in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd December.
Mayo County Councilâ€™s Arts Service is now inviting applications for UPSTART 2019. The deadline for applications is 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. If you would like to apply to the scheme, please download an application form, with information about the eligibility criteria, at this link:
UPSTART. A programme of events in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Mayo County Councilâ€™s Arts Service is nationally recognised for its work in the area of Arts and Disability and has been leading, supporting and developing relevant programmes throughout Mayo and beyond.
In 2010 the Arts Service initiated the UPSTART scheme, centred around International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd
Since its inception in 2010, the UPSTART scheme has led to some extraordinary outcomes including:Â 41 partnership projects, engaging 98 artists/facilitators, working with 571 participants with disabilities on 373 workshops leading to 48 exhibitions/performances attended by over 2,488 audience members.
For further information on Mayo County Councilâ€™s Arts & Disability work or the UPSTART programme please contact:Â Damien Oâ€™Connor, Disability Arts Co-ordinator at Mayo Arts Office on 094 906 4363 or email@example.com or see the programme website http://mayo-upstart.ie