This is an area of the Professional Development Programme that we are are just beginning to develop. Here you’ll find a developing pool of material devised by facilitators contributing to our Professional Development Training Programme. In the future this area will include notes; podcasts and audio from Visual Artists Ireland Talks, Workshops and Seminars.
Peer to Peer Resource Area:
If you have participated in training or have other professional development links that you’d like to share here please do forward them on to:
Monica Flynn / Professional Development Officer: email@example.com
Please note: N.B. Any material shared must be appropriately credited to it’s original author and their copyright acknowledged.
Facilitation Skills for Artists Working with Groups (Niamh O’Connor)
In partnership with Belfast Exposed.
The theory and practice of running a community arts workshop and involves a hands-on workshop exploring the potential of creativity in a group setting.
Working with Public Galleries (Aoife Ruane)
In partnership with Meath County Council Arts Office.
Build strong relationships with curators and to get the most out of their experience when working with public galleries.
A day of engaged sharing, networking and information provision
Friday, 15 June 2012
This event is held in collaboration with eva International
Special thanks to Limerick School of Art and Design
One day networking event held in Limerick School of Art and Design encompassed four professional development strands. Presentations by guest speakers on the day:
Strand 1: Briefings and Discursiveness
Presenting yourself (Kerry McCall)
Successful people believe their success is attributable to a pattern of mutually beneficial interpersonal relationships, as much as it is due to technical skills or business knowledge. Kerry McCall discusses key tips that can be applied across a variety of situation.
Copyright & Legacy Planning (Arthur Cox Representative)
Protect your work now and when you are gone. Pearse Ryan offers some key points for consideration; looking at the area of protecting your work and giving some surprising points for you to consider when planning for what happens to you work when you are gone.
Working Abroad (Russell Martin & Nick Kaplony)
As the economic situation gets more and more grim in this country, many artists and administrators are giving serious thought to the possibility of working abroad where the financial climate might be healthier. Others are considering sending work to abroad to take advantage of foreign markets and exposure. To do this can also involve difficult legal, financial, political and administrative problems. Artquest offers some quick tips on how to prepare.
Socializing Your Arts Practice (Mary Carty)
Using social media can seem daunting, overwhelming and full of potential pitfalls. There is a way, though, to make the best use of social media. Find out more about avoiding the traps of lost privacy and tips and start your journey into social media and how to make social media productive for you. Click to view presentation
Strand 2: Academia
Negotiation Workshop - Susanne Bosch
Public art of any kind takes place in a sphere where many diverse interests meet. Negotiation therefore is a constant demand. As part of the MA Art in Public in Belfast, this session looked at a real public artwork, introducing its process and arising conflict. Using this artwork, two-conflict analysis mapping strategies were introduced. two exercises were done in order to become aware of situations that would then lead to a negotiation process.
Talks ‘On the Subject of Studios’ took place in May/June and were curated by Lisa Reburn.
Part One: Common Room Talk with Temple Bar Gallery & Studios and Fire Station Artists’ Studios.
The first of a two-part series, this talk was directed at Emerging Visual Artists currently seeking studio space. This was an opportunity to gain insight into established studio organisations and the experiences of the associated studio artists.
Material from a seminar event run by Visual Artists Ireland in partnership with The Bar Council on Thur 17 May 2012 @ The Bar Council.
Legal Supports for Contemporary Visual Artists - Keynote speaker Henry Lydiate from The Henry Lydiate Partnership discusses the development of his ArtLaw practice and the types of legal supports that contemporary visual art practitioners need.
Copyright Principles for Visual Artists – A presentation given by David Langwallner for Visual Artists & The Law. David’s presentation looked at definitions of originality, fair use, appropriation, parody and moral rights of the artist.
Promoting your Work with Mary Carty, Spoiltchild Design
Links to podcast of this workshop delivered for Visual Artists Ireland and Belfast Exposed in April 2011
Mary provides an insightful overview on how to plan and manage the promotion of your work and your online presence, as an artist. She asks, who is your audience and how do you keep your audience engaged in a meaningful way online?
Mary Carty is a writer, curator and arts consultant. She is CEO of award winning online agency Spoiltchild. Mary previously held the position of County Arts Officer with Meath County Council. She is on the steering committee of Practice.ie and is founder of the first Irish ArtCamp, an unconference for creatives.
Insurance for Visual Artists
See details here, in the main resources section, on the types of insurance offered by O’Driscoll O’Neill. Claire Dumbrell from ODON Insurance shared these slide notes from her presentation at VAI during Autumn 2011.