Our first Visual Artists Café will concentrate on looking at the needs for artists who are based in Co. Louth. The event will look at some of the common concerns facing visual artists and seek to identify a programme of work that will take place in Co. Louth next year.
We will look at
- maintaining a practice
- keeping up to date on – and participating in what is going on (locally, regionally, nationally and beyond),
- how people network and manage professional isolation,
- participation in wider supports and conversations.
The event will start with presentations on supports and projects taking place in Louth presented by:
- Louth County Arts Office, Mary Caplis
- VAI, Rob Hilken.
- Representatives from:
- Louth Local Enterprise Office
- The Arts Council
- Creative Spark
- Art as Exchange.
These will be followed by an open discussion on what supports are in place and what more VAI can do to support Louth based artists. This will contribute to detailed planning taking place for visual artists support events in Louth next year.