I Traveled West: Poets on Place & Belonging

I Traveled West: Poets on Place & Belonging is an online literature performance & publication presented by Calypso Editions and CIACLA, in celebration of USA’s National Poetry Month. Produced by Jenny Minniti- Shippey, an editor at Calypso Editions and author of award-winning After the Tour, I Traveled West brings together five poets to consider questions like: how can we make meaning of a place; how can we understand home as we migrate, emigrate, and immigrate; and how can we make place into an action as well as a location. Launching April 19th here.


In celebration of St. Patrick's Day 2021 CIACLA ran a week long music showcase presenting some of the great Irish musical talent based in Los Angeles. Each day we posted a new video that presents the style and sound of each of our exciting musicians, songwriters and composers across our social media platforms. All the performances are available to view now here.


CIACLA has teamed up with five of Ireland’s most exciting artists to bring you a collection of ten prints in the form of greeting cards; ideal for the holiday season, anniversaries, celebrations or to rekindle a connection. 

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We are delighted to announce our new program of events for 2020 and 2021. ‘Between You and Me’ is a series of online and in person events promoting Contemporary Art and Culture from leading Irish and Los Angeles based artists working in the visual arts, film, theatre, music and literature. 

‘Between You and Me’ features an Online Program showcasing over 100 artists, 10 Featured Artists who have created new live performances for our Micro Moments series, an online showcase of short films, and a new series of Public Events combining physical activities with virtual experiences. This diverse program will be focused on bringing people together through this difficult COVID-19 pandemic from Autumn 2020 to Summer 2021.

Please check out our current Opportunities Page to be part of our exciting program!


CIACLA is a non profit arts organisation that promotes Contemporary Irish Culture and supports local diverse communities in Los Angeles through a multidisciplinary programme in collaboration with local and international cultural partnerships. CIACLA is focused on developing a creative platform to support and challenge artists as a means of promoting creative innovation and collaborative initiatives in Los Angeles and across the USA.

CIACLA is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) - Check out our Support Page to see how you can help #savethearts 

Check out our 2019 catalogue here: www.ciacla.com/catalogue