Boyle Arts Festival 2015 was a resounding success and the Boyle Arts Festival Committee would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all who helped make it so memorable.
We would especially like to pay tribute to all those who continue to support us year after year and without whom, we would undoubtedly have no Boyle Arts Festival.
This year we received tremendous support from the people of Boyle – in terms of sponsorship, attendance of events, provision of venues and of course that wonderful hospitality that welcomed the considerable numbers of visitors to the town. The Festival is a serious undertaking for a voluntary committee – this year’s one featured 8 separate art exhibitions and some 52 performance events – spread over nine days! One of our missions this year was to include as many local venues as possible during the Festival and we hope to build on this next year.
In addition to our local sponsors, we must also acknowledge the support of the The Arts Council, Roscommon County Council, Fóras Eireann, RTÉ Supporting the Arts and the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund.
We are deeply indebted to all of our local volunteers, who gave so freely of their time by helping at the ‘door’ during events, collecting and hanging artwork, assisting in the ticket office, distributing posters and programmes, assisting at the exhibitions and indeed helping out in any way.
To all those who brightened up the town by allowing us to hang our flags and to all who made vacant premises available to us, a very special word of thanks.
Publicity is an integral part of any Festival and we would like to thank all the local, regional and national newspapers and radio stations for all their help over the last few months. Special thanks also to www.realboyle.com and www.boyletoday.com
We must extend sincere gratitude to all those who travelled from near and far, to attend all of the events, exhibitions and workshops at Boyle Arts Festival 2015. We have been overwhelmed at the support we received, especially from the people of Boyle who turned out in greater numbers than ever. Almost every event had capacity audiences and several were even sold out in advance! We are truly grateful to the local and wider community, for all their support.
And finally, we would also like to thank all the visual artists, performers and contributors who took part in BAF 2015 and especially all the local artists, who once again made this year’s Festival so special. Without them, Boyle Arts Festival would be incomplete and it is heartwarming to think that there is so much great talent on our doorstep!
Plans are already underway for BAF 2016 and we are hoping to deliver another fantastic experience – so why not put it in your diary now! Tell your family and friends that Boyle Arts Festival 2016 is OUR gathering – This is the time to welcome family and friends home!!!
Boyle Arts Festival will take place from July 22nd to 30th 2016.
For more information please go to www.boylearts.com or follow us of Facebook and Twitter.
The Boyle Arts Festival Committee.