Our first Visual Artists Café will concentrate on looking at the needs for artists who are based in Co. Kildare. 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. Kildare later in the 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 Kildare presented by:
- Kildare County Arts Office, Lucina Russell,
- VAI CEO, Noel Kelly.
- Representatives from:
- Kildare Local Enterprise Office;
- The Arts Council;
- and the Kildare Art Collective.
These will be followed by an open discussion on what supports are in place and what more VAI can do to support Kildare based artists. This will contribute to detailed planning taking place for visual artists support events in Kildare later in the year.
Tuesday, 14th May – 11:00am – 1:30pm
The event is free, but you will need to book a place. You can do this by following this link
VAI’s Visual Artists Café for Kildare based artists is supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service.