August 26, 2016

Registration

09:00  -  10:00
Entrance

Registration is now open. You can arrive on the day and register for a General Entrance Ticket, however, early registration is encouraged so that we can plan for the day. The General Entrance tickets provides you with access to all of the discussion panels, the Visual Artists Café area, and a light lunch. The General […]

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Visual Artists Cafe

10:00  -  16:00
The Great Hall

The Get Together Visual Artists Café is space to meet one another. A space that encourages making new connections, meeting people and sharing networks. The common space has many representatives from arts organisations and galleries from all over the country who have come to the Get Together to meet you and showcase their services to […]

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Artists Speak

10:00  -  10:30
The Lecture Theatre

Our work around the country includes sessions where we ask individual artists to speak about their work, their motivations, and how they keep going. For Get Together 2016 we have asked a number to come and join us to give an insight into the practice. These are always hugely popular sessions. Please note: we have […]

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Equal Opportunities in the Visual Arts – Gender

10:00  -  12:30
The Drawing Room

Visual Artists Ireland is committed to the support of equal opportunities in the visual arts. Our work looks at areas such as (but not exclusive to) Age, Disability, Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Religion / Belief. In our most recent survey, we looked specifically at the areas of Gender and Age. We have had recent […]

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Making the Market

10:00  -  12:30
Johnson Suite

Markets are now transversal exchange and transaction driven contexts. This may include financial transactions such as the sale of art works within the commercial art market or of services and artistic labour across public and private sectors. As the public sector becomes increasingly influenced by demands to commercialise and increase relations to philanthropy questions arise […]

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Artists Speak

10:35  -  11:05
The Lecture Theatre

Our work around the country includes sessions where we ask individual artists to speak about their work, their motivations, and how they keep going. For Get Together 2016 we have asked a number to come and join us to give an insight into the practice. These are always hugely popular sessions. Please note: we have […]

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Clinics – Morning (VAI Members Only)

11:00  -  13:00
The Great Hall

This year we offer one2one clinics for the first time. These clinic offer specialist advice on your specific area of concern or in-depth analysis which seeks to help you in an area of your career. Clinics include: Financial, Legal, Copyright, Artists Resale Right, Curatorial, and Publicity / Social Media.  

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Portfolio Review – Morning (VAI Members Only)

11:00  -  13:00
The Great Hall

Here’s your opportunity to meet the experts within the visual arts who bring with them a range of experience. Book an appointment for a 30 minute session to discuss any particular area of your practice. When you receive confirmation of your appointment, we ask that you send us an email outlining any particular areas that […]

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Tea/Coffee Break

11:00  -  11:30
Great Hall

Teas & Coffees will be available during the day courtesy of Suki Tea. Alternatively, there is a café downstairs in IMMA where you can purchase other options. There are also several locations beside IMMA, both in HSQ (Military Road) and around Kilmainham Gaol (Outside the Gate at the end of the Avenue). If you have […]

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VAI & IVARO Help Desks

11:00  -  12:30
The Great Hall

The Help Desk is one of the central services of the organisation. Advice and support is offered on issues ranging from practical professional information to knowing your rights. For example we regularly help individuals with: sustaining a practice, artist tax exemption, public art commissioning, artists’ rights, costing proposals, insurance, contracts, conflict resolution, setting up artist […]

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Artists Speak

11:10  -  11:40
The Lecture Theatre

Our work around the country includes sessions where we ask individual artists to speak about their work, their motivations, and how they keep going. For Get Together 2016 we have asked a number to come and join us to give an insight into the practice. These are always hugely popular sessions. Please note: we have […]

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Speed Curating – Morning (VAI Members Only)

11:30  -  13:00
The Chapel

Speed Curating is back… Ever popular and one that can potentially lead to all sorts of opportunities…  Speed Curating is a quick 10 minute get to know you. From past experience, we ask that you look at each curator carefully and compare the work that they do with your type of work…  Taking the time […]

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Artists Speak

11:45  -  12:15
The Lecture Theatre

Our work around the country includes sessions where we ask individual artists to speak about their work, their motivations, and how they keep going. For Get Together 2016 we have asked a number to come and join us to give an insight into the practice. These are always hugely popular sessions. Please note: we have […]

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Artists Speak

12:20  -  12:50
The Lecture Theatre

Our work around the country includes sessions where we ask individual artists to speak about their work, their motivations, and how they keep going. For Get Together 2016 we have asked a number to come and join us to give an insight into the practice. These are always hugely popular sessions. Please note: we have […]

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Lunch

13:00  -  14:00
The Chapel

A light lunch of filled bagels and salads will be available on the day in The Chapel. These will include gluten and lactose free options. Alternatively, there is a café downstairs in IMMA where you can purchase other options. There are also several locations beside IMMA, both in HSQ (Military Road) and around Kilmainham Gaol […]

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Lunchtime Discussion – Brexit: How will it impact us?

13:10  -  13:50
The Drawing Room

As the period of unknowing increases the impact of Brexit on the cultural sector cannot be underestimated. Without the definite knowledge of what will change… we are attempting to forecast the potential fallout. Combining research undertaken by Visual Artists Ireland and A-N, this session will be an open informal discussion between the Director of A-N […]

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Artists Speak

14:00  -  14:30
The Lecture Theatre

Our work around the country includes sessions where we ask individual artists to speak about their work, their motivations, and how they keep going. For Get Together 2016 we have asked a number to come and join us to give an insight into the practice. These are always hugely popular sessions. Please note: we have […]

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Spaces to Work

14:00  -  16:30
The Drawing Room

Finding a place to work has become more and more challenging. VAI’s recent studies show that visual artists have a wide range of needs when looking to find somewhere to work. However, the number of available spaces has diminished. This has been caused by both internal and external influences. It is clear is that although […]

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The Jason Oakley Art Writing Forum

14:00  -  16:30
Johnson Suite

Each year, in partnership with AICA Ireland, we look at key areas concerning art writing in Ireland. This year we bring editors, writers, artists, and commentators from Ireland and the UK together to have an open discussion about how art writing can be better supported, disseminated and funded as a practice; perhaps even asking the […]

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Portfolio Review – Afternoon (VAI Members Only)

14:00  -  16:00
The Great Hall

Here’s your opportunity to meet the experts within the visual arts who bring with them a range of experience. Book an appointment for a 30 minute session to discuss any particular area of your practice. When you receive confirmation of your appointment, we ask that you send us an email outlining any particular areas that […]

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Speed Curating – Afternoon (VAI Members Only)

14:30  -  16:00
The Chapel

Speed Curating is back… Ever popular and one that can potentially lead to all sorts of opportunities…  Speed Curating is a quick 10 minute get to know you. From past experience, we ask that you look at each curator carefully and compare the work that they do with your type of work…  Taking the time […]

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Artists Speak

14:35  -  15:05
The Lecture Theatre

Our work around the country includes sessions where we ask individual artists to speak about their work, their motivations, and how they keep going. For Get Together 2016 we have asked a number to come and join us to give an insight into the practice. These are always hugely popular sessions. Please note: we have […]

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Clinics – Afternoon (VAI Members Only)

15:00  -  17:00
The Great Hall

This year we offer one2one clinics for the first time. These clinic offer specialist advice on your specific area of concern or in-depth analysis which seeks to help you in an area of your career. Clinics include: Financial, Legal, Copyright, Artists Resale Right, Curatorial, and Publicity / Social Media.  

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VAI & IVARO Help Desks

15:00  -  16:30
The Great Hall

The Help Desk is one of the central services of the organisation. Advice and support is offered on issues ranging from practical professional information to knowing your rights. For example we regularly help individuals with: sustaining a practice, artist tax exemption, public art commissioning, artists’ rights, costing proposals, insurance, contracts, conflict resolution, setting up artist […]

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Artists Speak

15:10  -  15:40

Our work around the country includes sessions where we ask individual artists to speak about their work, their motivations, and how they keep going. For Get Together 2016 we have asked a number to come and join us to give an insight into the practice. These are always hugely popular sessions. Please note: we have […]

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Tea/Coffee Break

15:30  -  15:30
The Great Hall

Teas & Coffees will be available during the day courtesy of Suki Tea. Alternatively, there is a café downstairs in IMMA where you can purchase other options. There are also several locations beside IMMA, both in HSQ (Military Road) and around Kilmainham Gaol (Outside the Gate at the end of the Avenue). If you have […]

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Im/plants | National Sculpture Factory Publication Launch

15:45  -  16:15

Im/plants is a new National Sculpture Factory publication that systematically investigates and interrogates the first iteration of its new long-term programmatic strand of the same name – Im/Plants. Designed as a new but long-term programmatic strategy and constructed as a direct form of ‘performed’ institutional critique Im/plants was created to directly involve artists in the […]

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