Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, in partnership with the Arts Offices of Offaly, Westmeath, Laois and Longford present a day long event, 

Collaborative Arts: Community, Authorship and Practice

Date: 3rd December, 2008
Time: 10 - 5pm
Venue: Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, Co. Westmeath

The day is in two parts. The morning session is free and open to all. The afternoon workshops cost €20 and include lunch.

10 -1pm Panel discussion Collaborative Arts: Community, Authorship and Practice (FREE)

1pm - 2pm Lunch (included with workshop fee)

2pm -5pm Workshops: Practice (€20)

Workshop A - collaborative theatre-making, led by Declan Gorman (biog below).

Workshop B - evaluation as a creative planning tool, led by Annette Clancy (biog below).

Declan Gorman

Declan Gorman is the Associate Artistic Director of Upstate Theatre Project. Declan has been active in Ireland for over twenty years as a performer, writer, director, producer and arts policy expert. As a producer, he oversaw the original Dublin and London productions of Frank Pig Says Hello (stage version of Patrick Mc Cabe’s The Butcher Boy) for Co-Motion Theatre Company of whom he was a founder member in 1985. His own plays Hades and Epic have toured extensively in Ireland and abroad, with Hades winning a BBC/Stewart Parker playwriting award in 1999. As well as performing in and directing cutting edge new Irish theatre, his work has covered innovative playwriting and teaching in community-engaged contexts; involvement in a vast range of policy initiatives including coordinating the Arts Council Review of Theatre in Ireland 1995 – 1996 and chairing the erstwhile Abbey Theatre Outreach Education Working Group; and most recently working as a tutor on the New York University Study Abroad Programme in Community-Engaged Theatre.

Annette Clancy

Annette Clancy is an arts and business consultant with more than 20 years experience. Her recent assignments include the design and management of a nation wide consultation process for the Arts Council of Ireland that informed the current national strategy for the arts; conflict resolution at a national health care organisation; executive coaching of the vice president of an Irish technology firm establishing a US office; assisting Irish cultural industries embrace the challenges and benefits of social media. Prior to establishing her practice as an organisational consultant she spent over 12 years as a senior manager within the arts and cultural sector in Ireland.

She is a graduate of Communications Studies (Dublin Institute of Technology (Dublin), holds a diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (ICCP, Dublin) and an MSc in Systemic Organisation and Management (University of Sunderland UK). She am currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Bath UK (Management School) where she is researching the “organisation of disappointment”.

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