Eight NUIG students for arts festival’s Selected programme

Eight NUI Galway students from the university’s theatre and drama postgraduate courses will join Irish theatre makers, producers, and visual artists, as part of a partnership with the Galway Arts Festival.

As part of the Selected programme, the eight students will be provided with an ‘access all areas’ and submersion ‘behind the scenes’ at the festival which runs from July 15 to 28.

The Selected programme offers participants the opportunity to experience how the Galway Arts Festival is produced; attend key elements of the festival programme; and participate in talks and discussions.

“This programme provides a very exciting opportunity for ourselves and NUIG,” said Galway Arts Festival chief executive John Crumlish. “The ultimate aim is to see course participants develop careers in culture and contribute significantly in that field in the future.”

Festival artistic director Paul Fahy said participants will benefit from the knowledge

of “international producers, directors and programmers in addition to enjoying all aspects of this year’s festival”.

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