Visual Artists Ireland operates a wide range of professional development training and events throughout the year including workshops, peer discussion groups, seminars, talks and our annual national day for the visual arts event ‘Get Together’. The delivery of this programme is greatly supported by our relationship with local and international visual art professionals and partner organisations throughout the island of Ireland. VAI works in partnership with Local Authorities, visual arts venues and others, combining resources to support the professional development of visual artists at regional level.
This approach creates synergetic benefit by: providing high quality professional practice opportunities for artists; allowing for the development of a programme which is responsive to the needs of artists at local level and by providing capacity to expand the our reach of the programme with strategic partners. In the last few years events have taken place in Dublin, Cork, Carlow, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Portlaoise, Waterford Professional Development Events in Republic of Ireland and in Belfast, Derry, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone Professional Development Events in Northern Ireland.
The VAI Professional Development Programme works in tandem with other professional development resources and supports provided by VAI such as the The Manual – A Survival Guide for Visual Artists ,VAI Help Desk, professional practice articles in The Visual Artists News Sheet and The VAI Student Pack aimed at undergraduate and recent graduates. Click here for a link to Professional Development Events in Northern Ireland
You can also find details of the VAI Professional Development Programme via the VAI Professional Development Group on Facebook. Professional Development training and events are regularly publicised through the VAI e-bulletin, here on the VAI web site and in The Visual Artists News Sheet.
Monica Flynn / Professional Development Officer
T: +353 (0)1 672 9488