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Arts and Disability Connect 10 Year Anniversary

We’re excited to welcome you to the Project Arts Centre to celebrate 10 years of Arts and Disability Connect, funded by Arts Council Ireland and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.

All Arts & Disability Ireland staff are wearing red lanyards – please don’t hesitate to ask us for assistance during the event. Please note there will be filming and photography throughout the day, if you would prefer not to take part in this please visit the registration desk and they will give you a small sticker for your lanyard to indicate this to the media team.

Please tag us in any photos you post during the day with the hashtag #ADCTurns10 at @artsanddisability Ireland on Instagram, @ADIArts on Twitter, or Arts & Disability Ireland on Facebook .


10.30am Registration, tea and coffee
11.00am Introduction by Pádraig Naughton, Arts & Disability Ireland Executive Director
11.10am Welcome by Maureen Kennelly, Arts Council Director
11.25am Short break
11.30am Facilitated Panel of Training and Mentoring Award Recipients

Mimi Seery – Visual Arts
Philip Kenny – Literature
Tadgh Kinsella – Music / Visual Arts 

Facilitated by Cathy Coughlan, Head of Project Potential, Project Arts Centre
12.25pm Panel Q&A
12.45pm Lunch
1.45pm Keynote by AlanJames Burns, Visual Artist
2.00pm Keynote Q&A
2.10pm Short break
2.15pm Facilitated Panel of New Work Award and Research and Reflection award recipients:

Ali Clarke – Dance 
Ciara Chapman – Visual Artist
Diane Crotty – Theatre 

Facilitated by Paul Johnson, Arts and Disability Ireland Board member
3.25pm Panel Q&A
3.45pm Wrap up by Pádraig Naughton, Arts & Disability Ireland Executive Director
3.50pm Informal Network
4.30pm End of Event