An Arts Council initiative
Create and Common Ground in association with Daghdha

Daghdha St. John’s Church, St. John’s Square Limerick
10.30am to 4.00pm, Friday 23rd October 2009


Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, and Common Ground - a local arts development organisation based in Inchicore, Dublin - have joined forces to carry out a national action research project that looks at mentoring for professional artists, and specifically at how mentors can help artists working collaboratively with communities to realise contemporary arts projects.

The core of Connect is a mentoring programme that brings experienced artists together with less experienced artists, to guide and support their creative process. A range of events are also taking place which present and discuss ideas about mentoring, through panel discussions, presentation of case studies and workshops. This public action research forum is one of these events. It will be of interest to artists, those working in the arts sector - particularly within the field of participatory arts practice - and those working in other sectors who have an interest in collaborating with artists or are already doing so, e.g. youth workers, community development groups, educators, healthcare professionals, etc.







Margot Kenny, Common Ground

Sarah Tuck, Create


11.05 - 11.55am

Panel Discussion:


Experiences of mentoring and how it has enabled skills and practice development


    Ann Maree Barry, Video Artist and Connect Mentee Pia Dunne, Musician and Connect Mentee Bush Hartshorn, Daghdha Mentoring Programme Co-ordinator Marilyn Lennon, Founder of Spirit Store Jennifer Moroney-Ward, Manager, Northside Learning Hub


Chaired by Michael Fitzpatrick, Head of School of Art & Design, Limerick Institute of Technology


11.55 - 12.30


12.30 - 1.15

Case Studies:


    Kathleen Turner, Education Officer, Irish Chamber Orchestra and currently working with Sanctuary Sean Taylor, Artist and Lecturer, Sculpture & Combined Media Department, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick Steven Maher, Artist


1.15 - 2.15



Introduction to World Café:

Lynnette Moran, Create


2.30 -3.15

World Café

Participants divide into self-selected discussion groups to look in more detail at particular themes suggested during the day's event


3.15 - 3.45

Presentations from World Café

Each discussion group feeds back to the larger group


3.45 - 4.00

Final Comments


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