Aengus Hackett awarded Arts Participation Bursary Award 2017

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CvA alumnus Aengus Hackett has been awarded the Arts Participation Bursary Award 2017 by Arts Council Ireland. The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts, and the purpose of the award is to support professional artists to develop their art practice. Aengus’ proposal for which he won the award, is to explore and develop improvisation as a tool to make music with a group of adults with intellectual disability.

Aengus Hackett (Galway, Ireland, 1988) graduated from the bachelor’s degree programme in jazz guitar at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2013. Based in Galway, Ireland, he currently performs and writes in many diverse genres of music, such as jazz, folk, post-rock and electronica, bringing a wealth of musical experience to his work as an educator and facilitator in the area of arts and disability.

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