Support and Funding
At Ablevision Ireland we believe in the talent and power of our production crews to produce inspirational work that informs and enriches society as a whole.
The whole concept came into being in 2011 and since then it has gone from strength to strength. It is predominantly a voluntary organisation.
As our programmes we have created an incredible level of interest and all our courses are booked as soon as we announce them.
Our objective is to run these programmes 52 weeks a year and use our crew’s expertise to run promotional activities for others. Recent example of this being, Ablevision being funded by Meath County Council under the Caranstown community scheme to prepare a documentary on the statue erected in Duleek and for which artist Maurice Harron of Derry had been commissioned.
DKIT ( Dundalk institute ) and its Media Studies students buddied up with Ablevision Ireland to produce our first movie
DIFE ( Drogheda) gave us use of its facilities for our First Summer Camp
Upstate Theatre company’s Declan Mallon and Collette Farrell helped on our first projects.
Ablevision Ireland got funding from Peace 3 for our collaboration with communities in Belfast in and around the Peace Wall for our film “ Crack in the Wall”
Ablevision completed its latest cross border project with a group from Newry in a film screening in Newry which saw a collaboration between Gateway in Newry( Social club for adults with intellectual disability) and Ablevision . We got funding from Department of Arts , Culture and the Gaeltacht and used the Creative Spark Centre in Dundalk with assistance from Media Studies in Dundalk.
Alison Cowzer of East Coast Bakehouse has given us wonderful assistance in fundraising
Orlaith and Gavin Duffy of Gavin Duffy & associates have been terrific sponsors and workers for the cause.
Barbican Centre in Drogheda have facilitated many of our courses.
Droichead Arts Centre support us and we have had our work on show in the marvellous space that is there.
Brian Harten ,County Arts Officer with Louth County Council has also given support and encouragement
Millmount Museum has always thrown open its doors to facilitate Ablevision
Lions Club members Sue O Connell and Denis Carolan