In April 2019 the 40th Annual General Assembly of Aosdána was held in University College Cork. The Assembly took place on 5th April and was preceded by a special ceremony in UCC on 4th April, during which members were invited to view The Great Book of Ireland.
The Arts Council and Aosdána express deep regret at the passing of Tom MacIntyre
Poet and playwright Tom MacIntyre passes away 30 October 2019, aged 88.
The Arts Council and Aosdána express regret at the passing of writer and Aosdána member Ulick O’Connor
Ulick O’ Connor passes away 7 October 2019, age 91.
The Arts Council and Aosdána express regret at the passing of writer and Aosdána member Ciaran Carson.
Ciaran Carson passes away 6 October 2019.
Saoi Ceremony at Arts Council
Roger Doyle becomes the 20th Saoi in the history of Aosdána.
Arts Council and Aosdána express regret at the death of Micky Donnelly
The Arts Council and Aosdána express regret at the death of visual artist and Aosdána member Micky Donnelly.
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins confers honour of Saoi on composer Roger Doyle
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins presided at a ceremony in the Arts Council this afternoon, Friday 16 August, to mark the election of composer Roger Doyle as Saoi of Aosdána.Continue reading
Aosdána New Members 2019, 2018, 2017, gather at the Arts Council
New Aosdána members, elected in 2019, 2018 and 2017, gathered at the Arts Council to learn more about the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland and what it means to be a member.
Dermot Bolger receives Anthony Cronin Award
Arts Council congratulates writer Dermot Bolger on receiving the Anthony Cronin Award at an event in the Arts Council with Aosdána Toscaireacht and Director Orlaith McBride.
Aosdána Statistical Presentation at General Assembly April 2019
A statistical overview of the original make-up of Aosdána and the change in gender balance; growth in art forms and nomination trends over the past 38 years was delivered as part of the Agenda of the 40th Aosdána General Assembly in University College Cork, 5 April 2019.