Founded in 2014 the Collaborative Artists Company is an artist-led organisation that is dedicated to the development, creation and presentation of experimental inter/multi and trans-disciplinary work.
Established as a platform for open discussion, experimentation and collaboration across multiple art forms, the Collaborative Artists Company engages with artists from a variety of practices , including visual arts, dance, music, theatre, performance art, social practice, design, digital media, and the literary arts. We view art as a transformational practice and aim to develop and implement collaborative projects that explore the intersections between fine art disciplines while at the same time connecting with a broader interdisciplinary inquiry enabling dialogue among, science, social science, humanities and other systems of knowledge.
The Collaborative Artists Collective has four core functions:
Our ambition is to produce work that reflects the combined ideologies, methods and values of each each contributing artist. Our work is process driven allowing artists to freely create without the restrictions of producing a specific Objet d'Art. It is through this process that new practices and forms can emerge. We are committed to presenting work nationally and internationally and developing links for co-productions and collaborations.
As part of our commitment to collaborative art practices we run laboratory workshops and residencies that aim to create new and innovative methods of collaboration.
The Collaborative Artists Company also organises and curates events to promote collaborative art practices as significant field of inquiry and to encourage further growth of this form of practice within Ireland.
We actively engage with both the local and global community through collaborative arts workshops, talks and seminars. We are continuously seeking opportunities to partner and collaborate with organisations to promote the arts as an integral part of the fabric of society. Partnerships to date have included, Bluefire Street Fest (Bluefire, Dublin), Vital Talks (Community Foundation for Ireland) and Sao Lao Project (Nathong Village, Laos).
David Francis Moore, PRODUCING artistic director
David is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Collaborative Artists Company. He holds a BA in Drama Performance form the Conservatory of Music and Drama, DIT, Dublin and an MFA in Art in the Contemporary World from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He is also currently the Head of Theatre Programming at the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland. Davids work explores interdisciplinary collaborative art practices and he is currently developing new methodologies for creative directing within this field.
David has also toured extensively both national and internationally and has performed at some of the world most acclaimed venues including the Great Hall of the People Beijing, Royal Carre Theatre, Amsterdam and Dalhalla Amphitheatre, Sweden.
As Producing Artistic Director of the Collaborative Artists Company, he has led ambitious collaborative projects with both national and international artists and academics. He has presented work at some of Ireland’s leading arts spaces. David has also been responsible for developing and delivering community engagement projects and public workshops with organisations both at home and abroad including; Bluefire Street Festival, Community Foundation for Ireland and the Sao Loa Project, Laos, SEA.
As head of theatre programming at VISUAL David has been responsible for the development and implementation of several initiatives which have seen audience capacity increase significantly across several performing arts genres. He has been instrumental in setting up the VISUAL lab, a pilot artist support scheme for performing artists and practitioners working with the region. In addition to this David has also initiated several cross-disciplinary community engagement projects and serves as Artistic Project Manager on each of these projects. He has developed innovate fundraising approaches to support each of these projects by working in partnership with local organisations to meet shared strategic objectives and secure funding.
Davids work is process driven, collaborative, highly visual, impulsive and explores the human condition and its imprint in present culture.
sTEPHANIE gOLDEN, PRODUCTION MANAGER
Stephanie Golden is an Irish Visual Artist, based in Dublin. She is currently working as a production assistant at The Complex Dublin. She graduated from the Visual Arts Practice course at IADT, in 2012. Her work is installation based, combining a variety of mediums including; sculpture, stop-motion animation, light & sound.
In recent years she has expanded her practice into areas of set design and visual design for live performance. In 2014 she worked as the set and visual designer for The Dream Work, a collabaorative live performance project that was held in the Chocolate Factory, Dublin. In 2015 she worked as the visual designer for Behind the Dark, an aerial acrobatic show that took place in the woods of the Phoniex Park. The show was a part of the Dublin Fringe Festival and was nominated for Best Production, and winners of the Best Ensemble award. In 2016 she worked as the set designer for The Leaves of Heaven, a play written by Pat McCabe and directed by Joe O'Byrne, which was in co-production with The Complex Dublin.
Stephanie's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2015 she represented Ireland in a collaborative project with MART at the PQ - Prague Quadrennial Festival, in Prague. Her animation work has also been a part of international festivals in Romania and England.
She has created installations for Facebook, Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, BD Festival & 10 Days in Dublin.