HEED FM | 22 October - 18 November 2016
Originally Broadcast 24Hrs A Day October 22 – November 18 2016
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HEED FM – MELVIN
UNTITLED – 2016
HEED FM – MELVIN<br>UNTITLED – 2016
HEED FM – FRANK KAVABENA AMARCHIE
GOLD COAST ERA SLAVE TRADE (GHANA CULTURE) IN AFRICA – COLLAGE, PEN ON PAPER, GLUE – 2016
HEED FM – FRANK KAVABENA AMARCHIE <br>GOLD COAST ERA SLAVE TRADE (GHANA CULTURE) IN AFRICA – COLLAGE, PEN ON PAPER, GLUE – 2016
THE PASSIONS AND ASPIRATIONS IN GREATER DUBLIN.
THE PASSIONS AND ASPIRATIONS IN GREATER DUBLIN.

As a result of an extensive period of research HEED FM chose to specifically deal with individuals and groups aged 18 to 25, from all backgrounds, who currently inhabit Dublin, Ireland.

These are people whose opinions and beliefs are rarely heard in the public sphere and who lack institutional advocacy on their behalf.

THE PASSIONS AND ASPIRATIONS IN GREATER DUBLIN.

As a result of an extensive period of research HEED FM chose to specifically deal with individuals and groups aged 18 to 25, from all backgrounds, who currently inhabit Dublin, Ireland.

These are people whose opinions and beliefs are rarely heard in the public sphere and who lack institutional advocacy on their behalf.

HEED FM – KIRSTY MITCHELL
DETAIL FROM NEVERMIND, THAT’S LIFE – MIXED MEDIA – 2016
HEED FM – KIRSTY MITCHELL<br>DETAIL FROM NEVERMIND, THAT’S LIFE – MIXED MEDIA – 2016
HEED FM – JASON WHELAN
CAPTAIN HEED – PEN ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – JASON WHELAN<br>CAPTAIN HEED – PEN ON PAPER – 2016
NO NAMES.
NO NAMES.

Individuals who experience anonymity by circumstance are subjected to involuntary isolation, frustration, or simply being unheard.

Those who experience anonymity by choice, in this context collectively, experience strength in voice; ability to express themselves without judgement.  They can be open and not compromised in any way.

HEED FM accommodated those who wish to waive their anonymity and make a considered decision to name themselves.

NO NAMES.

Individuals who experience anonymity by circumstance are subjected to involuntary isolation, frustration, or simply being unheard.

Those who experience anonymity by choice, in this context collectively, experience strength in voice; ability to express themselves without judgement.  They can be open and not compromised in any way.

HEED FM accommodated those who wish to waive their anonymity and make a considered decision to name themselves.

HEED FM – NIAMH MALLOY
FRESH START 2 – PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – NIAMH MALLOY<br>FRESH START 2 – PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – HOSSIN MOAZEMI
LIFE RISK FOR UNKNOWN LIFE – MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – HOSSIN MOAZEMI<br>LIFE RISK FOR UNKNOWN LIFE – MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – WASEKERA CHIPHAZI-BANDA
INSPIRED TO ASPIRE – POEM – 2016
HEED FM – WASEKERA CHIPHAZI-BANDA<br>INSPIRED TO ASPIRE – POEM – 2016
HEED FM – STEPHEN FAHEY
HIP HOP – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – STEPHEN FAHEY<br>HIP HOP – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
RADIO IS SCULPTURE THAT CAN TRAVEL THROUGH YOU.
RADIO IS SCULPTURE THAT CAN TRAVEL THROUGH YOU.

HEED FM was an art project. It was not a standard media company production. Nor was it journalism. As an art work, HEED FM explored the creative possibilities of radio – exploiting the medium’s potential for intimacy, anonymity, collective reception and truth.

A core intention of this work of art was to enhance an understanding of radio as a sculptural form that can travel, communicate, and transmit through most obstacles. Radio can remove the psychological, social and physical boundaries that surround contemporary art, redefining the functionality of the art object and the potential of art in public spaces.

RADIO IS SCULPTURE THAT CAN TRAVEL THROUGH YOU.

HEED FM was an art project. It was not a standard media company production. Nor was it journalism. As an art work, HEED FM explored the creative possibilities of radio – exploiting the medium’s potential for intimacy, anonymity, collective reception and truth.

A core intention of this work of art was to enhance an understanding of radio as a sculptural form that can travel, communicate, and transmit through most obstacles. Radio can remove the psychological, social and physical boundaries that surround contemporary art, redefining the functionality of the art object and the potential of art in public spaces.

HEED FM – SARAH MCILROY
GEL NAILS – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – SARAH MCILROY<br>GEL NAILS – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – ALISON TRACEY
POSTER – COLLAGE – 2016
HEED FM – ALISON TRACEY<br>POSTER – COLLAGE – 2016
LOVE OFFICIALDOM. AND USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
LOVE OFFICIALDOM. AND USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.

A significant component of the art and creation of HEED FM was full engagement with systems of compliancy, regulation, officialdom and through the powers of negotiation.

The fundamental aim was to test these systems that form part of the architecture of our society. That is the architecture that facilitates platforms of public engagement such as radio stations.

The objective was to have state bodies acknowledge and ratify the concept of HEED FM as a work of art and in doing so, in turn ratify its subject, the generation it aimed to portray in honest portrait form.

LOVE OFFICIALDOM. AND USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.

A significant component of the art and creation of HEED FM was full engagement with systems of compliancy, regulation, officialdom and through the powers of negotiation.

The fundamental aim was to test these systems that form part of the architecture of our society. That is the architecture that facilitates platforms of public engagement such as radio stations.

The objective was to have state bodies acknowledge and ratify the concept of HEED FM as a work of art and in doing so, in turn ratify its subject, the generation it aimed to portray in honest portrait form.

HEED FM – CAOIMHE FLANAGAN
FISH – PAINT ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – CAOIMHE FLANAGAN<br>FISH – PAINT ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – DIANA BAMIMEKE
PATCHWORK(2016) – INK ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – DIANA BAMIMEKE<br>PATCHWORK(2016) – INK ON PAPER – 2016
MANY INDIVIDUALS. MANY YOUTH AGENCIES. OVER 100 CONTRIBUTORS.
MANY INDIVIDUALS. MANY YOUTH AGENCIES. OVER 100 CONTRIBUTORS.

HEED FM worked with contributors from all backgrounds. Some of those included users of social services. HEED FM earned the trust of organisations and individuals engrained in the services that facilitate this age group, thereby enabling the project to gain access and insight into the fields of homelessness, mental health, addiction and youths at risk.

The HEED FM team have engaged with 17 main youth agencies and have worked with over 100 contributors.

MANY INDIVIDUALS. MANY YOUTH AGENCIES. OVER 100 CONTRIBUTORS.

HEED FM worked with contributors from all backgrounds. Some of those included users of social services. HEED FM earned the trust of organisations and individuals engrained in the services that facilitate this age group, thereby enabling the project to gain access and insight into the fields of homelessness, mental health, addiction and youths at risk.

The HEED FM team have engaged with 17 main youth agencies and have worked with over 100 contributors.

HEED FM – HOLLY BRENNAN
BLOOMING FLOWER – 2016
HEED FM – HOLLY BRENNAN<br>BLOOMING FLOWER – 2016
LOVE. CARE. COMPASSION. OPENNESS.
LOVE. CARE. COMPASSION. OPENNESS.

We have committed to building relationships based on genuine trust and collaboration that will help to create the challenging work we have envisioned for the concept of HEED in to the future. These relationships were achieved through processes of dialogue and communication around shared values of authenticity, respect and openness. 

HEED FM has been entrusted by its contributors to reflect their lived experience of the world we all share.

LOVE. CARE. COMPASSION. OPENNESS.

We have committed to building relationships based on genuine trust and collaboration that will help to create the challenging work we have envisioned for the concept of HEED in to the future. These relationships were achieved through processes of dialogue and communication around shared values of authenticity, respect and openness. 

HEED FM has been entrusted by its contributors to reflect their lived experience of the world we all share.

HEED FM – GUELORD MUBENGA MFUNGI
EQUALITY CLOUD – MARKER, PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – GUELORD MUBENGA MFUNGI<br>EQUALITY CLOUD – MARKER, PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – IDRISS MULENGA
CHEMISTRY – PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – IDRISS MULENGA<br>CHEMISTRY – PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – JOHN DOWLING
UNTITLED – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – JOHN DOWLING<br>UNTITLED – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
TWO EARS, ONE MOUTH. LISTENING BEATS SPEAKING.
TWO EARS, ONE MOUTH. LISTENING BEATS SPEAKING.

The process for recordings was to create a comfortable conversational environment where we listen to and discuss the interests, passions and aspirations of the contributors. 

The dialogue usually took place in an environment where the contributor was already familiar and comfortable. Often this meant spaces or venues that the young person attended through the group or agency with which they connected.  The aim of this initial conversation was to familiarise the contributors both with ourselves and with the intentions of the radio station. If at this stage they wished to continue the process, the conversation that ensued was recorded. 

Recordings usually lasted one hour.

TWO EARS, ONE MOUTH. LISTENING BEATS SPEAKING.

The process for recordings was to create a comfortable conversational environment where we listen to and discuss the interests, passions and aspirations of the contributors. 

The dialogue usually took place in an environment where the contributor was already familiar and comfortable. Often this meant spaces or venues that the young person attended through the group or agency with which they connected.  The aim of this initial conversation was to familiarise the contributors both with ourselves and with the intentions of the radio station. If at this stage they wished to continue the process, the conversation that ensued was recorded. 

Recordings usually lasted one hour.

HEED FM – BALLYFERMOT HORSEPOWER
BALLYFERMOT HORSEPOWER 1 – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – BALLYFERMOT HORSEPOWER<br>BALLYFERMOT HORSEPOWER 1 – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – DYLAN KIRWIN
SCARECROW – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – DYLAN KIRWIN<br>SCARECROW – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – LEE CAMPBELL
STILL CHARCOAL – CHARCOAL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – LEE CAMPBELL<br>STILL CHARCOAL – CHARCOAL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – MONIKA HUTTLOVA
PSYCHEDELIC HOLE – PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – MONIKA HUTTLOVA<br>PSYCHEDELIC HOLE – PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
NO JUDGEMENT. NO CRITICISM. NO CYNICISM.
NO JUDGEMENT. NO CRITICISM. NO CYNICISM.

Setting aside judgement was a firm rule for the HEED FM team. It was essential that the HEED FM team be constantly aware of the complex realities which exist for all people from every background. In doing so,  HEED FM sought openness and honesty from the contributors, which in turn placed an onus on the HEED FM team to ensure no harm came to any contributor through their involvement.

NO JUDGEMENT. NO CRITICISM. NO CYNICISM.

Setting aside judgement was a firm rule for the HEED FM team. It was essential that the HEED FM team be constantly aware of the complex realities which exist for all people from every background. In doing so,  HEED FM sought openness and honesty from the contributors, which in turn placed an onus on the HEED FM team to ensure no harm came to any contributor through their involvement.

HEED FM – DYLAN KIRWIN
KANE – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – DYLAN KIRWIN<br>KANE – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
AN ALL-INCLUSIVE PORTRAIT.
AN ALL-INCLUSIVE PORTRAIT.

From the outset, the HEED FM team was committed to creating an authentic representational portrait of a generation that occupies the Greater Dublin Area. It is important to have an accurate portrayal of how this demographic normally communicates, beyond the limited way it is currently represented through mainstream media. The language that was used in HEED FM was therefore language that was natural to the contributors.  It’s worth noting that minimal editing was used in order to achieve the most genuine possible representation of the conversations. HEED FM took great care to remove what it deemed as any flagrant or unnecessary words, language or statements used by its contributors that existed outside of the context of the conversations that took place.

AN ALL-INCLUSIVE PORTRAIT.

From the outset, the HEED FM team was committed to creating an authentic representational portrait of a generation that occupies the Greater Dublin Area. It is important to have an accurate portrayal of how this demographic normally communicates, beyond the limited way it is currently represented through mainstream media. The language that was used in HEED FM was therefore language that was natural to the contributors.  It’s worth noting that minimal editing was used in order to achieve the most genuine possible representation of the conversations. HEED FM took great care to remove what it deemed as any flagrant or unnecessary words, language or statements used by its contributors that existed outside of the context of the conversations that took place.

HEED FM – ANONYMOUS
MONIKA’S KNOT – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – ANONYMOUS<br>MONIKA’S KNOT – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – DYLAN JOYCE
UNTITLED – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – DYLAN JOYCE<br>UNTITLED – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – NIAMH MALLOY
FRESH START 3 – PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – NIAMH MALLOY<br>FRESH START 3 – PENCIL ON PAPER – 2016
BRANDING. ARTWORK MADE BY THOSE WE WORKED WITH.
BRANDING. ARTWORK MADE BY THOSE WE WORKED WITH.

Our policy was simple: it was not about us, it was about our contributors. 

All contributors to HEED FM were invited to take part in a branding campaign for the station. HEED FM took a value-judgement-free view  of the material presented to us by the contributors and agreed that all that was collated would be used equally throughout our campaign. It was also agreed that where the contributor wanted acknowledgement for their work, they would waive their anonymity and be credited accordingly. The variety of images and poems you see on this website are a result of our call for contributions. 

We were committed to the equal presentation of all the contributors’ material. We thank all those for their talent and their work.

BRANDING. ARTWORK MADE BY THOSE WE WORKED WITH.

Our policy was simple: it was not about us, it was about our contributors. 

All contributors to HEED FM were invited to take part in a branding campaign for the station. HEED FM took a value-judgement-free view  of the material presented to us by the contributors and agreed that all that was collated would be used equally throughout our campaign. It was also agreed that where the contributor wanted acknowledgement for their work, they would waive their anonymity and be credited accordingly. The variety of images and poems you see on this website are a result of our call for contributions. 

We were committed to the equal presentation of all the contributors’ material. We thank all those for their talent and their work.

HEED FM – DAVID PHELAN
WORDS OF THE HEART – PEN ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – DAVID PHELAN<br>WORDS OF THE HEART – PEN ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – KELLY POWER
BLOOMING 3 – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – KELLY POWER<br>BLOOMING 3 – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – RYAN O'NEILL
HEED LOGO – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
HEED FM – RYAN O'NEILL<br>HEED LOGO – DIGITAL PRINT – 2016
THE HEED FM - ARCHIVE.
THE HEED FM - ARCHIVE.

HEED FM as an artwork wanted to have value and functionality beyond its short broadcast lifetime.

The HEED FM – Archive is a collection of materials gathered during the creation of HEED FM. It includes creative content such as drawings, poems, photographs, posters, broadcast recordings and all printed press and other promotional material.

The HEED FM – Archive will be presented in exhibition form at some point in the future. It will exist as a historical portrait of a moment in time of the lives of 18 – 25 year olds inhabiting Dublin. No source material collected through the research process will be used for any other purpose other than to help develop the context and ideas that ultimately form the completed work of the project.

The HEED FM – Archive will be available for exhibition in installation form. 

We hope the HEEDFM website will become a resource for 18 – 25 year olds that need assistance of any kind. On January 27th at The Project Arts Centre, we will host a workshop to evaluate HEED FM and examine the possibility of heedfm.com becoming an advocacy artwork.

If you would like t
o attend please email us at 
contact@heedfm.com to book a place.

THE HEED FM - ARCHIVE.

HEED FM as an artwork wanted to have value and functionality beyond its short broadcast lifetime.

The HEED FM – Archive is a collection of materials gathered during the creation of HEED FM. It includes creative content such as drawings, poems, photographs, posters, broadcast recordings and all printed press and other promotional material.

The HEED FM – Archive will be presented in exhibition form at some point in the future. It will exist as a historical portrait of a moment in time of the lives of 18 – 25 year olds inhabiting Dublin. No source material collected through the research process will be used for any other purpose other than to help develop the context and ideas that ultimately form the completed work of the project.

The HEED FM – Archive will be available for exhibition in installation form. 

We hope the HEEDFM website will become a resource for 18 – 25 year olds that need assistance of any kind. On January 27th at The Project Arts Centre, we will host a workshop to evaluate HEED FM and examine the possibility of heedfm.com becoming an advocacy artwork.

If you would like t
o attend please email us at 
contact@heedfm.com to book a place.

HEED FM – JOANNE HUGHES/THE LIGHT HOUSE
UNTITLED – ACRYLIC ON PAPER – 2016
HEED FM – JOANNE HUGHES/THE LIGHT HOUSE<br>UNTITLED – ACRYLIC ON PAPER – 2016

About

HEED FM was a recent commissioned work of art by artist Garrett Phelan. It was a 28-day anonymous sound broadcast portrait created through conversations with individuals and groups from all backgrounds aged 18–25 inhabiting Dublin. HEED FM took the form of an independent, temporary licensed FM radio station.

The month-long FM radio and web broadcast was a constant stream of conversation without music, advertisements, news, presenters, weather, time or jingles. It presented recordings made over an eight-month period with a generation of young people whose opinions and beliefs are rarely heard in the public domain and who lack national institutional advocacy on their behalf. HEED FM shunned pre-conceptions and de-sensationalized this generation without judgment, giving time and voice to the ambitions, aspirations and passions of those that took part.

The station ran for 24 hours, 7 days a week over a 28-day period.

HEED FM was broadcast on 94.3 (Greater Dublin Area only) DAB/DAB+ (Dublin and Cork only) www.heedfm.com (online live stream)  from 22nd October–18th November 2016

HEED FM was an Open Call National Project in ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016.

 

AC 2016

 

CREATE – ASSOCIATE ORGANISATION FOR BROADCAST LICENCE.

HEED FM history

In 2012 artist Garrett Phelan and community worker Declan Markey independently set about creating a process of research focussing on homelessness in Dublin, Ireland. The starting point was to partner with an umbrella organisation that could provide access to other organisations and individuals. The organisation that was identified was the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. The DRHE have supported the research for this project, providing access to other organisations and individuals from within the homeless sector or with relevance to it. Through the DRHE, CROSSCARE, in particular Fiona Barry, Senior Service Manager became an important mentor, consultant partner and influence in our research.

While carrying out this research, meeting a vast array both of people and services connected to the homeless sector, it became clear to us that “homelessness” never just occurs in and of itself. 

What does occur are major personal challenges which have devastating effects on a person and their circumstances. 

These challenges involve personal finance, mental and physical health, addiction, mental and physical abuse, institutional discrimination, housing provision and other serious issues. These are the factors that potentially create a situation of existence without shelter and which have lead us to consider that there is in reality no such thing as a “homeless person”.

Homelessness is a state or situation an individual finds his or herself in, yet by identifying someone as a “Homeless Person” we stigmatize that individual. We attach a label that separates them from the rest of society and categorizes them as something different, when in fact they are simply people in a specific situation. No other situational label carries such disruptive and alienating consequences. Neither does the  term ‘Homelessness’ adequately serve the extensive web of services and distinct and non-distinct groups, situations and experiences.

Having been struck by the complexity of the homeless sector and the futility of trying to do something worthwhile without focussing on a specific area, the project took the direction of working with 18 to 25 year olds as this is the age group that receives least advocacy. Rather than specifically looking at youths at risk, which would potentially increase stigmatisation, we decided to focus instead on 18 to 25 year olds as an inclusive whole community within the Greater Dublin Area. This age group as a whole is bereft of advocacy. It is regularly stereotyped by mainstream media platforms and often lost in the mix between adult and children's services.  With HEED FM we decided to be all-inclusive and use a familiar media platform, the radio broadcast, in a new and different way. We wanted to give in-depth time to this group, without focussing on the negatives associated with their generation but instead listening to their loves, passions and ambitions.

Team

GARRETT PHELAN
ARTIST
Garrett Phelan has developed a distinctive practice through ambitious, site-specific projects that include drawing, independent FM radio broadcasts, sculptural installations, photography, animation and text ephemera. Recent solo exhibitions and commissions include HEED, public artwork commission, Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin, 2016; A VOODOO FREE PHENOMENOM, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2015; NEW FAITH LOVE SONG at Irish Museum of Modern Arts, Dublin, 2012; ELECTROMAGNETIC PHENOMENON at Context Gallery, Derry 2011; Between two ITs, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, 2010; and group exhibitions at EVA International, Limerick, 2014; Palais des Beaus-Arts de Bruxelle, 2013; AIR de Lyon, Buenos Aires, 2012; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2012; 11th Biennale de Lyon, 2011. www.garrettphelan.com

DECLAN MARKEY
HEED FM DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER -
MAIN COLLABORATOR/CONSULTANT
Declan Markey is a graduate of the Social Policy Research masters from the UCD School of Applied Social Science. Declan has worked as a relief worker with The Salvation Army in their York House premises. While working for Respond Housing Association he was coordinating the BSS in Housing and Community Studies, a partnership degree between UCD and Respond. As part of his role with Respond he worked in conjunction with the transitional housing unit in the High Park premises. Declan was also a long standing volunteer with the Simon Community and assisted with the Focus Ireland football team for a time. He is the education coordinator currently working with the Ballyfermot and Chapelizod Partnership Local Employment Scheme.

MICHELLE KINSELLA
HEED FM PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Michelle Kinsella is a graduate of the Masters in Adult and Community Education from Maynooth University. While her own research focused on issues of social class, education and access to higher education, Michelle also collaborated with six European countries on a research project which sought to explore the differences in how adult learning is implemented across European regions, the results of which are available at www.regionalproject.eu. Michelle also holds a Higher Diploma in Further Education awarded by Maynooth Universityand is currently teaching modules on the Level 8 Adult and Community Education Certificate. She also teaches the Social Analysis module for the Level 7 Community Development and Leadership Certificate at the Kildare Leader Partnership.

VICTORIA EVANS
HEED FM PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Victoria Evans is a graduate of University College Cork and majored in the History of Art and English. From 2011 Victoria worked as an assistant curator at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork where she assisted on several Irish and international exhibitions from Seán Keating and Simon Fujiwara to The Art of Inclusion, an exhibition that showcased the artwork of over 50 artists with disabilities working in supported studios. Victoria also coordinated teen workshops based on the work of Harry Clarke and the historic permanent collection. Most recently Victoria was the assistant curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin for the major art exhibition What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now and worked closely with the Centre Pompidou, Paris. The exhibition involved over 60 Irish and International artists from master to contemporary work. For this exhibition Victoria also project coordinated the artist commissions with Irish artist’s Seamus Nolan, Lucy Andrews and Garrett Phelan. Victoria has also worked closely with international artists such as Tino Sehgal, Elmgreen & Dragset and the Felix Gonzales-Torres Foundation, New York.

CREATE
ASSOCIATE ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR BROADCAST LICENCE
CREATE is the national development agency for Collaborative Arts. Create provides advice and support services to artists and arts organisations working collaboratively with communities. As part of our remit to support artists working in different social and community contexts, Create undertook to apply for the broadcast licence on behalf of HEED FM. This project reflects our remit as an organisation to foster current and future potential for collaboration between artists and communities, encouraging art projects that reflect the exciting and compelling ways in which collaborative arts can represent a complex range of experiences, ideas and approaches to multiple audiences.

Protection policies

As a part of the conditions of HEED FM, and in accordance with the Arts Council of Ireland’s requirement for ART 2016/Open Call for National Projects, HEED FM had in place a ‘Vulnerable Adults’ policy document tailored specifically to the needs and aims of HEED FM. All team members were vetted by An Garda Síochána, the Irish National Police Service.

HEED FM team members ensured a clear understanding of the project with each agency and contributor. For the recording process, each agency representative mediated HEED FM’s message on behalf of HEED FM or with a HEED FM Project Co-ordinator and the artist Garrett Phelan at the initial meeting with contributors.

HEED FM was a work of art. It was not a mainstream media company production, nor was it journalism. HEED FM took every care in creating the necessary ‘Release Form’ and ‘Creative Consent Form’ for each contributor.  It was a requirement that all participants sign either or both of these forms in the presence of the agency representative and the HEED FM Project Co-ordinator. HEED FM complied with the conditions set out in the ‘Release Form’ designed specifically to protect the contributors.

Copyright

HEED FM is the property of Garrett Phelan. Any publishing or republishing of sound/text or visual material that exists as part of HEED FM must be authorised and approved by the artist. © GARRETT PHELAN – HEED FM – 2016

For further information email us at contact@heedfm.com.

Helpful Links

We have built and earned the trust of organisations and individuals engrained in the services that facilitate this age group. If you would like access and insight into the fields of; homelessness, mental health, addiction and youths at risk, click any of these links for more more info. 

axis:Ballymun

axis is located in in the heart of Ballymun on the northside of Dublin. axis is an arts venue, a production company, an arts development organisation, a community resource centre, and is home to a number of community development organisations. We programme at the point of excellence and inclusion seeking opportunity for artistic innovation and access for those interested in participation in the arts whenever possible.

www.axisballymun.ie

Foróige

We work to empower youths and enrich communities. Foróige works with over 50,000 young people aged 10-18 all over Ireland. This is done via volunteer led groups, direct work, youth cafes, one to one and many different programmes.

www.foroige.ie

SPUNOUT – www.spunout.ie
JIGSAW – www.jigsaw.ie
TEENLINE – www.teenline.ie

SWAN Youth Service

SWAN Youth service is a community based youth project operating in the Northwall and North Strand areas in the north inner city of Dublin. We work with young people at risk aged 10-24 years. We engage them through a variety of educational and recreational programs after school times, including; art, music, drama, sports, development education, health programs, youth participation/ democracy, transnational projects, etc. We aim to empower young people to make the changes they want to see in the world.

www.swanyouthservice.org

Resources:
www.headstrong.ie
www.facebook.com/aDifferentLightDublin 
adifferentlight.ie/category/owen/tattooed_humans/ 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-BPIAVP76M

Brú Youth Service

The Brú Youth Service works to promote the physical, personal and social development of young people aged 10 – 21years old in the Crumlin, Walkinstown general area. We aim to actively deliver a quality professional youth work service that is caring, compassionate and enables young people to fulfil their potential and to participate more fully in the life of the local community and society.

www.bruyouthservice.ie

The European Youth in Migration Forum (EYMF), supported by the Irish Refugee Council

EYMF is a group of young people from all over the world passionate about the welfare of children in migration. Our mission is to improve protection of youth in migration through awareness, information and empowerment.

www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie

Resources: [these are relevant for under 18s]

Welcome to Ireland's Asylum Process, a child friendly guide PDF 

Children's Rights Summer Camp 

Seeking Asylum in Ireland: A Guide for Children 

Map of services available for young asylum seekers and refugees in towns around the country

Talk About Youth Project, St. Andrews Resource Centre

The Talk About Youth project, works with young people aged 10 – 25 years of age, from the parishes of Westland Row and Pearse street, Dublin 2. We build positive relationships with the young people, through a range of programmes including; Health Promotion, Youth Leadership, Exchanges, Outdoor Education, RSE and Drugs Education, Youth Arts, LGBT, Youth Employability, to name but a few. Volunteers run recreational clubs for the 4 to 10 years of age cohort.

www.standrews.ie/youthservice

Canvas, DLR’s Youth Arts Committee, Grainstore, DLR’s Youth Arts Facility

The Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility, is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building situated in the heart of Cabinteely Park beside Brambles Café. It is a vibrant, thriving hive of youth activities. Throughout the week, a diverse range of classes are available for young people to sign up and take part in and every Wednesday from 6-9pm anyone aged 12-25 is welcome to come to the Grainstore for an array of FREE activities. Wednesdays are kept free for young people to take over the Grainstore and develop their own vision of what the space should best be used for.

www.dlrgrainstore.ie/canvas

Career Paths for Dyslexia (Funded by Dyslexia Association of Ireland and ETB)

The Career Paths for Dyslexia course is a 9 month course for adults with Dyslexia. The aim of the course is to meet the needs of the learners in order to move into further education and/or the work force.

www.careerpathsfordyslexia.com/

www.dyslexia.ie
www.etbi.ie

Irish Wheelchair Association

National organisation which provides a range of services to people with disabilities and other mobility impairments in their own homes and communities.

www.iwa.ie

EPIC, EMPOWERING PEOPLE IN CARE

EPIC is an independent association that works throughout the Republic of Ireland, with and for children and young people who are currently living in care or who have had an experience of living in care. This includes those in residential care, foster care, hostel, high support & special care. EPIC also works with young people preparing to leave care and in aftercare.

www.epiconline.ie

New Communities Partnership (NCP)

New Communities Partnership (NCP) is a national network of ethnic minority-led organisations. The mission of NCP is to be an effective network, representing and empowering ethnic minority-led groups, at all levels, in order to influence positive change in policies that impact on their lives.

www.newcommunities.ie

CROSSCARE BOYLAN CENTRE

Cross Care Youth Service is based in the Boylan Centre in Sussex street, Dun Laoghaire, across the road is the Youth Cafe. We provide a safe space for teenagers to socialize in and offer programmes such as Youth Leader Ship, Positive Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles etc. We have a Youth information centre and the Youth Cafe drop-in is on every Friday night from 7pm to 10pm all young people from age 15 yrs to 18yrs are welcome. Please contact Emma at eobrien@crosscare.ie

www.crosscare.ie

National Learning Network

National Learning Network provides a range of flexible training programmes and support services for people who need specialist support (job seekers, unemployed, people with an illness or disability) in 50 centres around the country. The SOLAS & HSE training programmes, all of which include work experience, offer nationally recognised qualifications including QQI, ECDL, and City and Guilds ensuring that students are ready to get a job or go on to further education.

www.nln.ie
www.nln.ie/Our-Training-Courses

THE LIGHT HOUSE

The Light House for homeless services is part of the Dublin Christian Mission. Dublin Christian Mission operates The Light House at 28 Pearse Street, Dublin which provides meals, clothing, guidance and friendship to the homeless community. The Mission also provides services and activities for youth and families.

www.dcmlive.ie

YOUTHREACH – SWORDS

An educational centre that offers second-chance education to early school-leavers. YOUTHREACH has certification at QQI Level 3 and Level 4 with a huge emphasis on skills as well as course content.

www.youthreach.ie/centres/dublin-county/swords

The Base

The Base is a community centre supporting children and young people in Ballyfermot. They have a child-care facility, youth groups and adult groups as well as teen parents support groups and a cafeteria. They provide a range of services for the community, including art rooms, media rooms, a 100 seat theatre for performances and rehearsals, a recording studio, a chill out space and a health suite. The Base is providing a crucial service to the youths of Ballyfermot.

www.cdysb.ie/Projects/Directory/The-Base-Youth-Service.aspx

Candle Trust

Candle Community Trust is a Community Project in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Established in 1978 Candle is a vibrant child centred service addressing the needs of ’at risk’ young people. Working in collaboration with a highly qualified staff, funding agencies, parents and other stakeholders the Board of Management seeks to offer a quality service to the highest standards of best practice. The Candle Centre, which is aesthetically pleasing and warm, provides an appropriate space for the nurturing and development of young people.

www.candletrust.ie

DUBLIN REGION HOMELESS EXECUTIVE

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive formally replaced the Homeless Agency in 2011.

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead statutory local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin and adopts a shared service approach across South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council.
 
We are responsible for providing support and services to the Dublin Joint Homelessness Consultative Forum and the Statutory Management Group. The Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 provides a statutory structure to address the needs of people who are experiencing homelessness.

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Workshop

FRIDAY 27th 2017
PROJECT ART CENTRE
THE CUBE  2.00 – 5.30pm

Following intense collaboration with young people, as well as community and youth organisations, HEED FM is organising an evaluation workshop/seminar in January 2017.

In addition to examining the potential of an advocacy artwork concerning young people (18-25 year olds), we will engage with the contributors, agency representatives, commissioners and the HEED FM team for an in-depth evaluation of how the research, experience and connections that have been created for the project might evolve into a continuing functional resource for the age group that HEED FM represents.

If you would like to attend please email us at contact@heedfm.com to book a place.