Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine
Midland Arts and Culture Magazine is a free publication published twice per year about the arts in the Midlands, which takes an analytical look at projects, programmes and events. The first issue was published in July 06. Partners include Offaly, Laois, Longford and Westmeath County Councils and the Arts Council. Below are downloads of the most recent magazines.
"'The Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine' offers a unique, valuable and far-reaching platform for artists originating from or residing in the Irish midlands to inform readers of their work, their artistic enterprises, their use of local support and communities, their involvement in assisting the arts in their own area and often further afield, outside of Ireland. It makes readers aware of the exciting ambitions, achievements and future prospects for many of the local artistic contributors to the magazine. It also highlights the importance of the arts in local communities, by giving the artists an opportunity to show how the arts have shaped and developed their own lives. I think it is an extremely accessible magazine that caters for a wide audience. The content, layout, artistic design and contributions all combine to make 'The Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine' an insightful, informative and richly rewarding read." Actress Lorna Quinn from County Longford, who appeared in Fair City.
It's only when you flick through the pages of Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine that you realise the extraordinary wealth of artistic output and integrity we possess in this region of Ireland. It's like walking through an orchard in Spring and coming out the other side with a bag of apples. The creative team behind the scenes of the magazine have also been extremely supportive of my work, and this exposure is invaluable for any aspiring artist like myself." Filmmaker Paddy Slattery from Co Offaly.
"It's a magazine that I always look forward to reading -it's a really useful and informative overview of what's happening in the Midlands. It's full of news, insights and surprises, and reminds us just how much is happening in the cultural and creative community in the Midlands. The production standards are very high and the magazine deserves to be more widely known and used. It sets a standard we should all aspire to." Dermot McLaughlin, CEO of the Temple Bar Cultural Trust