Shelly McDonnell – Advocacy & Advice

Shelly works directly with the CEO in support of the work undertaken in the research and delivery of the Advocacy and Advice services.

Shelly is the VAI point of contact on our Help Desk. The Help Desk is one of the central services of the organisation and can be accessed by contacting us by phone, email, drop in or by appointment on zoom. Help Desks can be on any topic related to your practice or about general advice on supports available to you at this time.

Those requesting information include members, professional artists, local authorities, the public, commissioners and arts co-ordinators.


Topics we cover can include:

  • Funding applications
  • Proposals
  • Social welfare
  • Artist statements, bios and CVs
  • Signposting to relevant arts organisations and contacts
  • Strategic planning
  • Tax and finance
  • Website and social media
  • Networking

Phone: 01 672 9488


Book a free Help Desk on Zoom in VAI Events.

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