Ted and Mary O'Regan Arts Bursary
In late 2003 and early 2004 Waterford lost an inspiring and gentle couple - Ted and Mary O'Regan. Ted was the person to the forefront of many innovative and creative actions over the years, but Mary was his inspiration and confidante they were very much a team.
A group of people from the arts in Waterford have come together to launch an arts bursary in tribute to Ted and Mary. It aims to be an opportunity for a Waterford person to develop his or her creative talent. The criteria for this award are very open and flexible - people of all ages may apply.
Among the organisations who have contributed to the bursary are Waterford Youth Committee, Waterford City Council, Waterford County Council, Waterford City Enterprise Board, Red Kettle, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Spraoi, Theatre Royal, Waterford Dramatic Society and Waterford Youth Arts. Their combined support, together with individual contributions, has enabled the Bursary Committee to dispense a total of €85,000 to local artists since 2005.
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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED FOR THE 2019 BURSARY
Award Winners to be announced in November
2018 BURSARIES AWARDED
Bridget Tierney receiving a Ted & Mary O'Regan Bursary Award for Dylan Tierney on behalf of Sile Penkert, Bob Browne, Bertie Rogers and Anne Queally.
Kieran Walsh receiving a Ted & Mary O'Regan Bursary award on behalf of
Bob Browne, Pauline Kennedy, Bertie Rogers,
Anne Queally and Ollie Breslin.
The 2018 Ted & Mary O’Regan Arts Bursaries were presented at a ceremony in Garter Lane this week.
This year’ winners were singer Chloe Kiely, musician Dylan Tierney, filmmaker Richard McGuire, actor Kieran Walsh and harpist Fabian O'Flynn
Dylan Tierney is a current member of the WIT Orchestra and the City of Waterford Brass Band, Dylan will be using bursary will assist him with funding his future musical career. Richard McGuire member of the filmmaking co-operative, Red Lead Productions will be using his bursary to accquire a computer capable of enhanced editing features. Actor Kieran Walsh's bursary is helping him support an upcoming production of 'Macbeth' by the recently formed Suir Look Theatre Company. Fabian O'Flynn, who is only 10 year's old, will be using his bursary to help him undertake a musicianship course in WIT when he gets older. Chloe Kiely's bursary will be used to cover the cost of joining the World Youth Choir and performing in Hohhot in Inner Mongolia.
The Award Scheme is the brainchild of a group of friends and colleagues of the late Ted and Mary O’Regan and was created to honour the couple’s invaluable contribution to the artistic and cultural life of Waterford. Launched in 2005, the bursary is financed by local arts organisations and statutory bodies as well as by the O’ Regan family and by friends and admirers of the much loved couple.
Among the organisations who have contributed to the bursary are Waterford Youth Committee, Waterford City and County Council, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Spraoi, Theatre Royal and
Waterford Youth Arts. Bursary Committee Chairman, Bertie Rogers, said that the applications for this year’s awards provided compelling evidence of both the range and quality of artistic activity in Waterford city and county. He paid tribute to Bursary Assessor, Robert Browne and thanked the Bursary’s many benefactors, who have maintained their support for the project in the face of difficult financial circumstances.
Richard McGuire receiving a Ted & Mary O'Regan Bursary award on behalf of Bob Browne, Pauline Kennedy, Alan Flynn, Bertie Rogers, Philip Cullen and Philip O'Regan
Mary Kiely receiving a Ted & Mary O'Regan Bursary award for Chloe Kiely on behalf of Philip O'Regan, Bertie Rogers Pauline Kennedy and Bob Browne,