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Mobile Homestead, Mike Kelley, 2012. Commissioned by Artangel in association with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, MOCAD and the LUMA Foundation. Artangel are taking part in the Create Networking Day.

Minister for the Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD will launch Create’s Networking Day on the 5 December. Minister Deenihan previously launched a Create and Waterford Healing Arts Trust initiative, the web resource, in October 2010.

In addition two new sessions have been added to the full programme for the day, as well as a new speaker, theatremaker Dylan Tighe who will discuss archiving collaborative practice with Eve Olney.

Hilary O’ Shaughnessy (Berlin Love Tour, makedoandplay) and actor/ facilitator Niamh McCann will both take part in Create’s Networking Day. Hilary will conduct a prosocial rulebreaking session. Attendees will be invited to become members of the prosocialrulebreakingclub, an experiment in social art. The prosocialrulebreakingclub proposes to explore ways of innovating in society through rule breaking.

Niamh McCann will give a Presentation Skills workshop. Niamh will host a workshop focusing on skills around ‘Presenting yourself and your work’. The hour long workshop will look at the language we use and how we can focus our awareness around a key set of skills to help us communicate better as artists and collaborate better in a cross disciplinary environment.

Create Networking Day for Collaborative Arts - December 5

When: Thursday 5th December
Where: Filmbase, 2 Curved Street. Temple Bar Dublin 2
What: Agenda
Time: 10.00 – 18.00
Cost: 12 euro (lunch included)

NB: For Create members the event is free of charge.

Are you an artist who makes art outside of traditional spaces; a theatre-maker who works with non-professional or community casts; a dancer who choreographs with older people? An artist who works collaboratively to create great art? If so, join us on 5th December to meet other artists in the collaborative arts sector; to hear about the inspiring work of our international guest artists. Turn up and pitch in to discuss, dissect and imagine new collaborations as part of Create’s networking day for collaborative arts. 

About the event

This is a National Networking event for artists working across art form who connect with multiple voices in the creation of contemporary work. Over the course of the day attendees will have the opportunity to connect with their peers, interact with commissioners, receive practical information and be inspired by dynamic and vibrant collaborative arts projects created here and elsewhere.

The day has been curated by the artist Michelle Browne in collaboration with the team at Create and focuses on both practical and conceptual supports for artists working collaboratively. We will host active ‘in-conversation’ sessions with Claire Feeley (Situations, UK) and Dr. Susanne Bosch (Artist /Curator) discussing curator-artist relationships. There will be a session on risk and experimentation featuring Rachel Anderson from Artangel and we will discuss archiving collaborative practice with Eve Olney. The programme for the day also features taster workshop sessions and active reading groups.

On the practical side, there will be information stalls hosted by JLT Insurance, HSF Health Plan and other providers, as well as inputs on Garda Vetting, Press and Communications, European Cultural Contact Point and Financial Management. The work of artists in collaboration with communities throughout Ireland is creating rich and inspiring experiences. Create as the national development agency for collaborative arts wants to celebrate the diversity of this practice. More speakers and ancillary events to be announced soon…..

Who should attend?

Artists across artform working in the context of participatory or socially engaged practice; arts organisations and festivals who programme socially engaged work; curators; outreach officers, cultural institutions; arts educators; community organisations. Bookings via Eventbrite page. Contact: Jane O’Rourke, 01-4736600.




Rachel Anderson, Producer, Artangel
Dr Susanne Bosch, artist and educator
Michelle Browne, artist and curator
Rhona Byrne, artist
The CCP Ireland, European Cultural Contact Point
Claire Feeley, Situations (UK), Producer
Niamh McCann, actor and facilitator
Michelle Moloney, researcher, facilitator and trainer 
Eve Olney, cultural theorist and media practitioner
Hilary O’Shaughnessy, artist and creative technologist
Dylan Tighe actor, writer, musician and director

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This event is supported by the European Cultural Contact Point.

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