littletinySPACE is supported through Anna’s Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funded 2022 & 2023 programmes of work. littletinySPACE 2022 was modelled on the Performance Corporation’s SPACE programme and developed in collaboration with SPACE facilitators Jo Mangan and Hanna Slattne with special guest facilitator, renown Early Years Research Scientist Dr Suzanne Zeedyk.
littletinySPACE 2022 brought together a diverse interdisciplinary group of artists who are well established in their own field but whose primary practice is not making work for younger audiences – and who are interested in exploring what adventures they might dream up for audiences of babies under 1 year old. littletinySPACE was hosted by two of the Network For Extraordinary Audiences venues – Draiocht in Blanchardstown and Roscommon Arts Centre.
In 2023, littletinySPACE2 sees the same 8 artists head off on five different R&D projects in Belfast, Sligo, Galway, Co Cork and Dublin, inspired by the adventures of their 2022 group project, curated and mentored by Anna along with Hanna and Suzanne.
Miriam Needham – an actor, writer, and theatre-maker based in the west of Ireland. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Hawk’s Well Theatre and an associate artist with Super Paua.
James Riordan (he/him) – a writer and theatre maker from Galway and artistic director of Brú Theatre. He collaborates widely to create multi-disciplinary performance using mask, VR, dance, new writing and song in his work.
Shannon Yee – an award-winning writer & creative producer. Her perspectives as an immigrant, biracial ethnic minority, queer artist-mother with a disability living in NI are deeply embedded in her work.
Vicky Langan – a Cork-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice operates across several often overlapping fields, chiefly sound, performance and film.
Rocio Dominguez – a dance artist based in Dublin. Currently an Associate Artist for Tipperary Dance, she has been supported through awards and residencies from Arts Council of Ireland, Dance Ireland, Tipperary Dance (Fellowship 2018), and Ensimismados Festival (Costa Rica)
Diviane Helena – a dancer, writer, film artist, art therapist, and psychotherapist from Brazil, based in Cork. She is also a doctoral researcher in Arts Practice at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Her study entitled Sensorygraphy (Sensóriografia) investigates the relationship between language, movement and bodily senses.
Jane Cassidy – a multi-media artist from Galway who creates time-based, audiovisual works focusing on multi-sensory immersive environments.
Gráinne O ́Carroll – an artist making work with a compulsion towards fine details of gesture, ram-shackled narratives, uncanny characters, lively engagements and spaces in-between.