WELCOME TO FLOATING VOICES

Welcome To Floating Voices

Floating Voices is the national maritime arts programme from the creative team at Street Art Ink. Floating Voices is an eco-educational barge, where artists and scientists work with your community around issues relating to water and the environment. Peep into the Portholes to find out more. Climb aboard and travel along Ireland’s waterways with us

MEET THE CREW

Our Vision & our goals

Welcome to our Eco Barge initiative, dedicated to connecting communities with their local waterways through workshops, talks, installations, and residencies. Our eco barge serves as a floating hub for education and engagement, highlighting the importance of healthy waterways and fostering a collective sense of stewardship. Passionate about sustainability and environmental responsibility, we aim to reimagine our interactions with these vital resources. By raising awareness of environmental challenges and empowering individuals to act, we strive to create positive change. Join us on this journey to explore, understand, and protect our precious water resources, making a lasting impact together.

Barge Build
Barge Porthole
UPCOMING EVENTS
Events Porthole
COMMUNITIES
Communities Porthole
CLIMB ABOARD
Artist_Scientist porthole
CLIMB ABOARD
Porthole Sponsor
COME ABOARD
Porthole Volunteer
Check out how far we have already come with Floating Voices and how the amazing impact it has had on our local communities. You never know your community could be next.
INTERGENERATIONAL ARTS PROGRAMME<br />
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MARITIME ARTS PROGRAMME

BARGE BUILD

Behind the scenes

Join us to hear the story behind our commissioned 55ft barge built by the last barge builder in Europe-Graham in Co. Leitrim and how this barge was fitted into a zero-carbon footprint vessel to be used by artists and scientists residencies. Explore the process, from the initial stages of building the framework to the installation of solar panels and hybrid engines, and see how it all comes together!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Take a Peek

Stay informed and join us for exciting upcoming events. From workshops, to new mural artworks, community initiatives, exhibitions, and more! Check out what’s happening soon and be a part of the action.

Mark the date Friday, September 27th into your calendar today and joining us for an evening of Floating Voices celebrations in the WCQ building, O Connell St., Waterford City.

COMMUNITIES

Call Out

Would you like your community to be included in the workshop programme facilitated by experienced artists and scientists? These workshops will focus on issues specific to your area related to environmental/water related issues. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please fill out the form below to submit your interest and Edel will get back to you.

Community Workshop Interest Form

[Your Community Name]
Contact Person:
(Required)
[Your Full Name]
[Your Email Address]
[Your Phone Number]
[Describe Your Interest in 200 Words or Less]
[List the Issues Specific to Your Area in 200 Words or Less]
[Any Additional Information You'd Like to Provide]
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

CLIMB ABOARD

As an Artist/Scientist

Would you like to submit your interest in our Floating Voices residencies? We want artists and scientists to take up residencies on our barge and work with local communities around issues including water conservation, local environmental impacts and biodiversity. Floating Voices is a unique opportunity for artists and scientists and local communities to collaborate together and create something meaningful.

Fill out the form below and we will be in touch to discuss how you can be part of this exciting initiative.

Residency Application Form

Name:(Required)
[Your Full Name]
[Your Email Address]
[Your Phone Number]
[Artist/Scientist - Specify Your Area]
[Describe Your Work in 200 Words or Less]
[Explain Your Motivation in 200 Words or Less]
[List Any Relevant Experience or Projects in 200 Words or Less]
[Any Additional Information You'd Like to Provide]
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

CLIMB ABOARD

As a Volunteer

Would you like to volunteer with our Floating Voices Programme? Trust us, there are lots of opportunities awaiting you. Some examples of what you might be doing include assisting artists and scientists, helping out on the barge, meeting local communities and lots lots more.

Fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

Volunteer Application Form

Name:(Required)
[Your Full Name]
[Your Email Address]
[Your Phone Number]
[Briefly Explain Your Motivation in 200 Words or Less]
[List Any Relevant Skills or Experience in 200 Words or Less]
[Days/Times You Are Available to Volunteer]
[Any Additional Information You'd Like to Provide]
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.