Triskel Receives Traveller Ally Award
The Cork Traveller Women’s Network moved into Triskel in 2018 and we have worked together closely since then to develop an arts programme that will showcase Traveller culture and welcome Travellers into Triskel.
Today on the fifth anniversary of state recognition of Travellers as an ethnic group in Ireland, Cork Traveller Women’s Network & Cork Traveller Visibility Group have announced their first Traveller Ally Awards to recognise Cork based organisations and services who have created welcoming spaces for Travellers and supported Traveller rights and culture. Watch our social media this morning as we announce the winners.
They believe that allies are vitally important in challenging racism and building equality in Ireland. They hope that by celebrating the work of the awardees that others will be inspired to support our movement for Traveller rights.
Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director at Triskel, said, “We are truly honoured that we’ve been chosen for this important award. Triskel will continue to work with the CTWN to ensure that Traveller Culture is celebrated and made available and that our venue is open and welcoming to Travellers. We encourage other Arts Organisations in particular to become allies and help give Travellers a voice in Irish life.”
Look out for the new “Traveller Ally & Proud” window vinyls, which each winner has received around the city!