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Group photograph in DanceHouse

Arts and Disability Connect Professional Development Day


A professional development event for artists who have received awards through the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect scheme.

ADI gathered representatives from the Arts Council, Local Authority Arts Offices, dance, theatre and visual arts organisations in DanceHouse on Wednesday 20th September 2017, to talk with artists about what was needed for artists professional development.

On the day Sinéad O’Reilly, Head of Local Arts & Arts Participation at Arts Council and Lucina Russell, Arts Officer at Kildare County Council spoke about funding opportunities for artists at the Arts Council and through Local Authority Arts Offices.

Stephanie Dickenson freelance PR Consultant gave insights on how to be PR ready.

Maeve Mulrennan, Head of Visual Art at Galway Arts Centre and Kath Gorman, Artistic Curator at Cork Midsummer Festival spoke about what possible supports and resources venues and festivals may have for artists.

During the afternoon there were a series of round table conversations to give people a chance to talk with each other in smaller groups and network with people from the arts sector. To help us out with the conversations we had; Jenny Traynor Director of Dance Limerick, Paul Johnston Director of Dance Ireland, Niamh Ní Chonchubhair, Programme Manager at Axis Ballymun, Sheena Barrett Assistant Arts Officer at Dublin City Council and Curator of The LAB Gallery and the Arts & Disability Ireland team.

If you would like to read more about the Arts and Disability Connect scheme, click here

 

 

 

Attendees at the Arts and Disability Connect Professional Development Event, seen from outside DanceHouse. Photo by Louis Haugh.

A wonderful and informative day

Arts and Disability Connect awarded artist

Arts & Disability Ireland Executive Director Pádraig Naughton speaking at the Arts and Disability Connect Professional Development Event. Photo by Louis Haugh.

Fresh peppermint tea by Luncheonette. Photo by Louis Haugh. Photo by Louis Haugh.

Attendees at the Arts and Disability Connect Professional Development Event. A delicious vegetarian lunch was provided by Luncheonette. Photo by Louis Haugh.

Artists, speakers and facilitators at the Arts and Disability Connect Professional Development Event in DanceHouse, 20th September, 2017. Photo by Louis Haugh.

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