26 January, 10.30am to 1.30pm
The Dock, Carrick On Shannon, Leitrim
There are many challenges to working in the arts or as an artist in rural Ireland. Developing audiences for your work, having places to create, more opportunities for learning and sharing and income generation are all key challenges that artists of every discipline share. Other challenges include access to professional development, training opportunities and key services and artist supports.
To explore some of these issues, we are delighted to have invited panel of speakers from national organisations representing, theatre, craft and design and collaborative arts practice for ‘Making a Living in the Arts in Rural Ireland’ the first in a series of talks for 2017 presented by Leitrim Arts Office’s Creative Frame Network for continued professional development.
Our invited guests include Anna Walsh, Director, Theatre Forum, Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development and Project Support at Create and Emer Ferran Enterprise and Development Manger with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland will look at the challenges and obstacles to making a living in the arts in rural Ireland and discuss the programmes, supports and opportunities available to practitioners in their sector.
The format for the morning will include a presentation from each organisation, a panel discussion which will be open to the floor, followed by a break out session where you will have the opportunity to informally discuss your ongoing professional development needs with the relevant panel member.
This event will be of interest to theatre practitioners, writers, visual artists, designer/makers and artists working in any discipline that are interested in developing a collaborative practice or working in a community context.
This is a free event but RSVP through Event Brite is required.
Book here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/making-a-living
Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts.
Theatre Forum is the representative association for the performing arts with over 275 organisation and individual members.
Design and Crafts Council of Ireland
The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the main champion of the design and craft industry in Ireland.