Tar Isteach | Towards Hospitable Creative Practices – Online Event


Date(s) - 27/11/2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm






This event is the second in a pair of conversations book-ending the Tar Isteach Commission. The first Roundtable took place last October 2019 at IMMA as a closed research and knowledge gathering event. This reconvened Roundtable will be a public facing event via Zoom that aims to share and disseminate insights and learning from the Tar Isteach project which engaged with ‘New Irish’ residents and citizens in Salthill, Galway City, Lisdoonvarna Co. Clare and Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon through via a series of encounters, meetings and workshops.

As the project reaches its conclusion, the artists now wish to revisit their original questions, informed by the research of their practice.

– Who speaks? Who gains? Who has leverage?
– Can creating a poetic space support wellbeing for some?
– How can artists remain ‘apart from’ as opposed to ‘part of’ the current system of provision?

Confirmed Contributors include:

Chair: Ronit Lentin
Keynote Speaker: Tania Cañas, Arts Director, RISE Refugee, Australia

Ground Up Artist’s Collective artists: Maeve Collins, Monica de Bath and Julie Griffiths.
Hosted by: Bealtaine Festival Age & Opportunity
Co-Hosted by: Commission Partners, Clare County Council, Galway City Council & Roscommon County Council Arts Services.

Roundtable Guests:

Tara Byrne, Artistic Director, Bealtaine Festival / Age & Opportunity
Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts & Engagement, CREATE
James Harrold Arts Officer, Galway City Council
Ellie Kisyombe founder, Our Table
Salome Mbugua, Head of Operations and Strategy, AkiDwA
Rhona McGrath, Arts Officer, Roscommon County Council.
Siobhan, Mulcahy Arts Officer, Clare County Council
Vukašin Nedeljkoviić, Artist & Researcher
Evgeny Shtorn, Create Cultural Diversity Researcher, Writer and LGBTQ Activist
Helene O’Donoghue, Senior Curator, Head of Engagement & Learning, IMMA

Event Manager: Monica Flynn, Visual Art Curator / Bealtaine Festival

27th November 2020, 10.00 – 12.30 GMT


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