UpStart is a non-profit voluntary arts collective.

Published: 2143 days ago

Better Together Giving challenge, and the future

We’re delighted to announce that Upstart won the Better Together Giving Challenge, receiving an amazing total of 1,051 unique donations. We’d like to thank all our supporters, who tirelessly petitioned friends and family to donate, who persisted when the online donation form refused to …

Published: 2244 days ago

Call for Ideas: RTÉ ARTS 2012

Upstart is, as you know, all about promoting the Arts. So it makes sense to advertise this project. If you are a producer, an amateur or a pro, and you’ve got great ideas in store, then the time has come to put those great ideas …

Published: 2252 days ago

The Shock of a Long Shot…

In the course of my random writing discussions with fellow writers, someone told me about a new and audacious online magazine. Longshot is a magazine that is produced from start to finish in the space of 48 hours. 48 hours? Yes, you read right! …

Published: 2255 days ago

The TerminARTors

Today I am going to talk a little about Art and Innovation. I’ve often surfed my way through the waves of art on the internet and recently I was swept under by a mighty swell. I found a website which I thought I should …

Published: 2355 days ago

Update on Upstart writers: Anne Parsons interviews Lindsay Sedgwick

‘Punky’ is a really good name for a kids’ cartoon show. All the junior infants my sister teaches were raving about ‘Punky’ this week when she showed them the beautifully animated first episode from the website. They all loved it. Punky follows the adventures …

Published: 2431 days ago

Moving forward with Garrett Pitcher of Indigo and Cloth

It’s times like this that Ireland needs creative thinkers – and creative thinkers with an entrepreneurial streak at that, who are able to transform their ideas into something tangible that will help generate some life back into our economy. Perhaps a perfect poster boy for this …

Published: 2432 days ago

Looking towards Iceland

Not really an economics blog, I know, but this is one article that breaks down the economics into understandable facts of the road we probably should not have taken. Is it possible to turn back time? Interesting article about Iceland’s economic GROWTH… 3% this …

Published: 2433 days ago

Scary Cow Productions – hope springs eternal

Oooh. Where to start? Well, I’ll take the positive highroad. Instead of starting local, I’m going to throw out an overseas project that I found to be really interesting for budding film enthusiasts. I caught up with Anton Gill to see how one international …