Time for Arts: Branar & Moonfish #ÁrdTeangaFéin
What are Branar and Moonfish?
Branar Téatar do Pháistí is one of the leading theatre companies creating work for children in Ireland. Branar creates beautiful, innovative, high quality productions that inspire children and their families and supports artists to create work for young audiences through our tailored programmes of resource sharing and Tiny Show creation. They also create opportunities for children to explore their own arts practice in school settings.
Moonfish is a Galway-based theatre company creating productions in Irish and English that is rooted in the broad world of the imagination. Moonfish is a collaborative ensemble that blends language, story-telling, music and dance with puppetry, interactive technology and lighting to create exhilarating experiences that challenge and excite their audiences.
Empowering the Arts
Foras na Gaeilge promotes the Irish language arts, the traditional arts, Irish language learning and culture on an all-island and international basis. This work includes the arts sector, festivals, conferences, theatre, training workshops, publications, films and cultural events.
Foras na Gaeilge believes that the arts have a vital role to play in society by helping us to define our identity and express ourselves.
How did Foras na Gaeilge support Branar and Moonfish?
In 2018 Foras na Gaeilge supported Branar and Moonfish through the Drama Companies Scheme 2018.
This scheme focuses on Irish language drama companies which aim to foster, develop and provide Irish language drama to the arts sector, the Irish language community, the general public and the education sector. As well as that, this scheme focuses on the development of attendee and audience communities.
Further information on how Foras na Gaeilge supports the arts is available in the booklet Time for Arts.
A full list of Foras na Gaeilge schemes can be found here.