The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1 
Thursday April 16, 3- 5pm 

Create in partnership with Common Ground a local arts development organisation working in Dublin are hosting a Public Action Research Forum as part of a year long Collaborative Arts Mentoring Programme. 

Emily Kyriakides, Head of Film, Lighthouse Arts and Training Ltd, Brighton will present case studies of Guiding Lights, a year long mentoring scheme designed to identify and support emerging UK-based film industry talent. Mentors and mentees include: David Yates, Kenneth Branagh, Jenny Walker and Anand Tucker. 

Emily will describe how the Guiding Lights mentoring programme addresses skills development across all job roles in film in conversation with Padraig Naughton, Director of Arts and Disability Ireland and member of the Collaborative Arts Mentoring Programme Advisory Group. The event is free but please note places are limited. and it is necessary to book in advance.

Websites: Guiding Lights, Create, Common Ground

The Collaborative Arts Mentoring Programme is a Create and Common Ground research initiative funded by the Arts Council.

Emily Kyriakides has worked in the film industry in a number of roles. Before joining Lighthouse she worked at production company Spice Factory for over five years where she gained extensive experience working closely with the Managing Directors and Head of Business Affairs, accumulating a long list of feature film credits as assistant to the producers. She recently produced her first short film, 'Stubborn & Spite', funded by the UK Film Council and Screen South through the Digital Shorts scheme. Emily is responsible for the management of all Lighthouse's work with filmmakers including Guiding Lights and Write Moves, as well as Cineville, Lighthouse’s regular masterclass/networking events.

Pádraig Naughton is Director of Dublin based Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI), a national resource organisation promoting the engagement of disabled people in the arts at the highest level through a range of arts programming and services. Introducing audio description and captioning at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and commissioning Face On an anthology of writing and art work by 24 disabled artists are just two of ADI’s initiatives in recent years. He was Director of EQUATA the disability led arts development agency in the South West England for a number of years and has extensive experience in mentoring schemes and programmes.