Making A Living in the Arts in Rural Ireland
There are many challenges to working in the arts or as an artist in rural Ireland. Developing audiences for your work, having places to create, more opportunities for learning and sharing and income generation are all key challenges that artists of every discipline share. Other challenges include access to professional development, training opportunities and key services and artist supports.
To explore some of these issues, we are delighted to have invited panel of speakers from national organisations representing, theatre, craft and design and collaborative arts practice for ‘Making a Living in the Arts in Rural Ireland’ the first in a series of talks for 2017 presented by Leitrim Arts Office’s Creative Frame Network for continued professional development.
Our invited guests include Anna Walsh, Director, Theatre Forum, Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development and Project Support at Create and Emer Ferran Enterprise and Development Manger with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland will look at the challenges and obstacles to making a living in the arts in rural Ireland and discuss the programmes, supports and opportunities available to practitioners in their sector.
The format for the morning will include a presentation from each organisation, a panel discussion which will be open to the floor, followed by a break out session where you will have the opportunity to informally discuss your ongoing professional development needs with the relevant panel member.
This event will be of interest to theatre practitioners, writers, visual artists, designer/makers and artists working in any discipline that are interested in developing a collaborative practice or working in a community context.
This is a free event but RSVP through Event Brite is required.
Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts.
Their mission is to provide advice and support services to artists and arts organisations working collaboratively with communities, be they communities of place or communities brought together by interest. Create also offers a range of services for artists and arts organisations which include Professional Development and Advisory Sessions, Learning Development and Mentoring. In addition, Create engages in a wide range of partnerships on initiatives that support and develop collaborative arts practice across all artforms.
Theatre Forum is the representative association for the performing arts with over 275 organisation and individual members including venues and arts centres, professional theatre, dance and opera companies, performing arts festivals as well as individual artists, directors, actors, producers and makers. Activities include information provision, networking events, training and professional development, research, practical services and advocacy on behalf of the performing arts sector.
Theatre Forum is funded by the Arts Council.
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the main champion of the design and craft industry in Ireland, fostering its growth and commercial strength, communicating its unique identity and stimulating quality design, innovation and competitiveness. DCCoI’s activities are funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland. DCCoI currently has over 60 member organisations more than 3,200 registered clients. www.dccoi.ie