NCFA will host a public meeting for the arts community in Project Arts Centre on Thursday 9 June from 09.45 – 11.15. The purpose of the meeting is a forum to discuss the viability of the setting up of a movement similar to What Next?
What Next? is a national movement of arts and cultural organisations, artists, funders, policy makers, institutions, and individuals in the UK who come together regularly to articulate and strengthen the role of culture in society. They’re interested in how they can act together to make change happen and how they can hold an authentic conversation about value with decision makers, the public and each other.
The National Campaign for the Arts is a volunteer-led, grass roots movement that makes the case for the arts in Ireland. It seeks to ensure that the arts are on local and national government agendas and are recognised as a vital part of contemporary Irish life.
Speakers at the event include Hannah Bird (National Movement Lead, What Next?) and Brian Sheehan (Co-Director, YES Equality).
There will be room for discussion around practical next steps that the arts community can take to get involved at local and national level, and engage in our country’s conversation about culture.
Thursday 9 June 09.45 – 11.15
Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs, 39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2.
09.30 – 09.45 Arrivals
09.45 – 10.15 Brian Sheehan
(Co-Director, Yes Equality)
YES Equality Campaign- Persuading People to Come with You
10.15 – 10.45 Hannah Bird
(National Movement Lead, What Next?)
An Introduction to What Next?
10.45 – 11.15 Jo Mangan (Chair, NCFA) & Maria Schweppe (Freelance Arts, Festival & Comedy Producer)
Q&A – Next Steps
Capacity is limited so please RSVP in advance to confirm your attendance at www.eventbrite.ie/e/what-next-national-campaign-for-the-arts-tickets-25718979159