Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
Association of Illustrator's worldwide New Talent Award in Public Realm Illustration 2013
Arthur Guinness Projects Art Award 2013
Bank of Ireland Start-Up Awards National Finalist 2014
Join Our Core - Irish Finalist 2014
Launched the 26th Galway Film Fleadh 2014.
Installed three drawings in Limerick as part of ‘Limerick City Of Culture, 2014’.
Launched ‘One Young World Summit Dublin, 2014’.
Awarded Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership Grant 2013.
Speaker at ‘Bright Conference' Amsterdam 2012.
Speaker at 'Other Voices' 2014.
Speaker at 'Resolution' 2014.
Where have you learnt about the competition?
Makers of More launch event in Shoreditch.
Tell us about your partnerships:
Galway Film Fleadh - the Galway Film Fleadh is the most prestigious annual film festival in Ireland. It attracts a huge international audience and this year I launched the Fleadh with two large-scale installations alongside a short film.
Pieta House - Pieta House is an Irish suicide and self harm prevention charity. This year they launched a campaign entitled 'Mind Our Men'. Collaboratively we marked International Men's Day November 19th.
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
The major challenge I currently face is the successful implementation of our funding strategy. We are moving through the initial stages of a hybrid phase and need to secure significant grant funding as we develop our commissioned/collaboration work and sales potential. I have targeted key social entrepreneur funding agencies and have been active in the development of online sales, key collaborative ventures, targeted crowd funding and exhibitions of documented and original artwork.