Over 300 artists availed of Visual Artists Ireland Education Programme 2008 – 2011

Just gearing up a review of the Visual Artists Ireland Professional Development Training programme in Northern Ireland.  The fabulous Liz Lennon, lizbiz.wordpress.com/about, will shortly be in touch with artist participants, facilitators and partners seeking their input as we review and plan for future provision of training and professional development in Northern Ireland.

Gathering the data has been quite exciting when I realise that over 300 individual artists have taken part in the programme over the last three years, with many attending several workshops in any one year.   A big clap on the back to all our Northern Ireland partners, facilitators and VAI staff who’ve contributed.  Looking forward to feedback from the surveys when they’re complete.

For register for upcoming training sessions see: http://visualartists.ie/education/register-for-our-events/


Newtownards, Belfast and Enniskillen

Mobility and Exchange in the Visual and Applied Arts (free event)
Wednesday 11 May, A Common Room discussion event @ Ards Arts Centre
in partnership with Ards Art Centre and Ards Borough Council

With speakers: Deirdre Robb, Arts Development Officer Visual Arts, Arts Council N.Ireland; Maria McKinney, Visual Artist; Adam Knights, Projects Manager, Visiting Arts U.K.; Christoph Jankowski – European Information Manager, European Cultural Contact Point U.K, Peter Mutschler – Director PSquared Belfast.  Chaired by Laura Graham – Visual Artist and Visual Artists Ireland Contact Point East Ulster.

Imagination Box with Jim Russell
Friday 13 May (10.30 – 16.30) @ PlayResource
In partnership with Belfast Exposed and PlayResource


Sustaining your Practice with Rosie Burrows
In partnership with Belfast Exposed. New date tbc

Peer Critique New Media with Saoirse Higgins
In partnership with the Digital Arts Studios.  New date tbc

To book Northern Ireland workshops click on our registration page: http://visualartists.ie/education/register-for-our-events/

or alternatively contact:

Monica Flynn / Education Officer,
Visual Artists Ireland
T: +353 (0)1 872 2296
E: monica@visualartists.ie