Ref NoT5
TitleGalway Arts Festival
DescriptionThe archive of Galway Arts Festival includes a detailed record of administration, productions and events held during the Galway Arts Festival since its inception in 1978.

The collection includes records which document the establishment and early years of the Galway Arts Festival and follows its growth and expansion into one of Europe's largest multi-disciplinary arts festivals.

In the administrative records there are editions of minutes from Galway Arts Festival committee and management meetings 1980-1982. Financial records from this time also document the income and expenditure of the Galway Arts Festival and the Galway Arts Group as well as detailing levels and requirements of sponsorship for the Galway Arts Festival.

The production files include a high volume of excellent quality photographs from full productions and events across all disciplines in the Galway Arts Festival. The photographs are black and white and also colour and cover theatre, comedy, dance, music, literature, visual art, street events and children's events. These images are printed on good quality photographic paper and range in size. A series of slides also present a visual element to this collection.

The Galway Arts Festival archive boasts a large volume of posters and other promotional ephemeral material. This outsize material relates to full productions in the Galway Arts Festival and also publicity material issued by the Galway Arts Festival.

The series of press files contain records of local (Galway and West of Ireland) press cuttings of interviews with and features on members of Galway Arts Festival directors and management, reviews of productions and events at the Festival and news on Arts, theatre and culture in general nationwide around Ireland. This series of records is complemented by a series of press releases that document the information given to media at the outset of the Galway Arts Festival.

A detailed and comprehensive list of events in various codes including theatre, music, visual art, children's events, literature provide an account of all acts which performed each year at the Galway Arts Festival. Copies of studies including PhD's provide examples of where Irish and internation studies have focused on the Galway Arts Festival, its growth and contribution to Irish culture and tourism.

The Galway Arts Festival archive is completed by housing records of associated events and festivals including the Galway Film Fleadh (1989 - 1997) and the BaborĂ²/Galway International Children's Festival.
Date1978 - 2004

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DS/UK/16Hynes; Garry (1953-); Irish Theatre Director1953-
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