Wed 11 May (09.30 – 15.30) @ Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards.
Event Registration Page: http://visualartists.ie/education/register-for-our-events/
Speakers include: Deirdre Robb / Visual Arts Officer, Arts Council Northern Ireland; Adam Knights / Arts Projects Manager, Visiting Arts U.K; Christoph Jankowski / European Information Manager at Visiting Arts, UK Cultural Contact Point for the European Commission’s Culture programme; Visual artist Maria McKinney, who participated on the Banff Residency; Peter Mutschler / Co-director and curator of PS² project space in Belfast, initiator of urban art projects and Artists involved in the Sustainable Craft Network along with Heather Parker, Craft Development Officer, Ards Borough Council.
The event will be chaired by Laura Graham visual artist and Visual Artists Northern Ireland contact point.
Followed by two elective after lunch talks with Mary Carty, Spoiltchild Design talking about peer networking on the internet for Visual Artists and a contribution from Firstys artists group from Bagor speaking about their development as a group and connection with artists in Northern Ireland, Scotland and beyond.
A Common Room discussion event @ Ards Arts Centre.
Visual Artists Ireland in partnership Ards Arts Centre and Ards Borough Council