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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Creative

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# creative kids
'It was incredible to witness': RTÉ documentary shows the power of the arts for young children
It follows the launch of the creative programme in Irish schools last year.
# Coronavirus
'There isn't a bleak enough word to say how bleak it is now': Artists grapple with impact of coronavirus crisis
People working in the arts say the current situation has placed huge financial pressure on them.
# snapshot
12 hilarious everyday Google questions, illustrated by Irish artists
Irish illustrators raise money for Pieta House by drawing your weird and wonderful Google searches.
Some Irish writers and artists are not impressed with the new social welfare changes
We asked a selection of people.
# playmaker
Analysis: Jared Payne adds another dimension to Ireland's attack
The Ulsterman showed his attacking quality from fullback against England.
# window shopping
Eye-catching creation: The science behind festive Christmas windows
“To go with a minimal approach to Christmas would be lost in translation and scale.”
# Creative
These two GAA fans came up with the perfect souvenir for their wedding guests
Do you think the couple charged for this ‘match programme’?
# in sync
This animation made entirely on iPhones and iPads is awe-inspiring
Just imagine how long this took to make.
Opinion: What springs to mind when you think of artists with disabilities?
If an artist’s intellectual disability informs your opinion of their work, then you’re missing the point – and missing out.
# Photography
What does Alzheimer's Disease look like?
Teenagers in Galway are capturing what the disease means to them.
# king of his castle
Meet the Connemara man building a miniature village in his garden
Tom Wallace has built a mini castle, church and cottage.
# art at home
It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space
That’s according to the creators of a new ‘one-stop-shop’ DIY guide to creating live/work units in empty spaces.
# brown bag films
Animation secrets: You won't believe how long it takes to create a nine-second clip*
*Unless you’re an animator, and if so, we salute your hard work.
# i'm still an animal
This guy's animal impressions are accurate, amusing, and at times, a little frightening
He’s done 52 of them.
# crowd puller
Following the crowd: How crowdfunding changed the way projects are made
At a time where funds are tighter, crowdfunding has provided an important way for projects to get funding, but is it the future?
# digital biscuit
Irish creatives take on the future of film and media-making
Technology and creative experts are meeting at the Digital Biscuit event this week – and the producer of Borgen will be among them.
# helmet hair
If you have a moped/motorbike, you'll like this
Helmet hair, but not as we know it.
# Outreach
Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users
A controlled trial saw that a small investment led to big benefits for building confidence and reducing isolation.
Column: Design in an age of austerity – why we need to stimulate the creative economy
Despite Ireland having produced world-class designers though the years, ‘design’ as a concept is often undervalued and misunderstood. It’s time for that to change, writes Professor Alex Milton.
# sponsored by IKEA
7 creative ways to involve your kids around the house
Looking for clever ways to get your kids helping out? Look no further.
# Advertising
Staffing levels in Irish advertising industry remain at pre-recession levels
The IAPI says that staff reduction hasn’t been as bad as feared.
# beard of zeus
This Irish car ad is nothing short of majestic
It may not be original, but it’s special nonetheless.
# absolut
8 bottle-shaped canvases that will catch your eye
Happy? Destructive? Miami Vice? Say what you see…
# Creative
Animation giants due to speak in Ireland
Creatives with credits on movies ranging from Life of Pi to The Iron Giant to Inception will give tips to those wanting to make it in booming sector.
# clever clogs
4 stupidly simple but successful new inventions
Start-up turns community-generated ideas into clever new products, paying back lifetime royalties to inventors.
# Creative
Elephants survive a stay in Siberia... thanks to two cases of vodka
Something to bear in mind the next time you find yourself on a circus tour abandoned in wintry Russia.
Column: ‘You need passion to be an inventor’
People are amazingly inventful, creative and resourceful – they have just forgotten that they are says Irish inventor, Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh.
# LinkedIn
One to avoid: most overused word on Irish LinkedIn profiles is... motivated
Here’s the top 10 most overused words, or in other words, the ones you should avoid on your LinkedIn profile…