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Places Matter Conference 2022 | Investing creatively in people and places

The conference should be of broad interest to policy makers, state agencies, government departments, elected representatives, local authority management and staff, arts organisations, artists and community organisations.

 

To ensure the conference can present an innovative hybrid programme of key notes, conversations and artistic experiences that will stimulate, provoke, discover and inspire a greater framework of collaboration for people and places, a call out for case studies, presentations, extracts and interventions is now open.

 

 

 

The Arts Council and Local Government Ireland will present their third biennial conference on 24 and 25 March 2022 in VISUAL Carlow.

 

With an overarching theme to explore our common purpose in creatively addressing the future challenges of people and places; the conference will investigate the role of artists, arts and culture in challenging place based topics such as planning, social cohesion, climate and environment.

 

To ensure the conference can present an innovative hybrid programme of key notes, conversations and artistic experiences that will stimulate, provoke, discover and inspire a greater framework of collaboration for people and places, a call out for case studies, presentations, extracts and interventions is now open.

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

If you have a project, a programme, an artistic response or research that you think could address one or more of the following questions we would love to hear from you.

 

  1. How has the impact of the pandemic influenced the importance of the places where we live and their creative potential?
  2. In post pandemic Ireland, how can we creatively collaborate for a better future for people and places?
  3. What cross sectoral and trans-disciplinary examples of artistic interventions could be highlighted and what lessons are being learned?
  4. In both rural places and urban spaces, what are the new provocations of place and identity and how have artists brokered this?
  5. What is the potential role of the arts and the artist in civic conversation around climate adaptation?
  6. Are we adequately availing of our creative resources to better plan for our places?
  7. What does recent research and data tell us about the future of our places?
  8. Who is part of our place based conversations and are all voices included?
  9. Does where we live matter for opportunities to engage in the arts?

 

WHAT ARE WE INTERESTED IN?

 

  • We are interested in a range of engaging ideas from different perspectives under the conference theme that can be presented and explored in experimental and innovative ways.

 

  • We are interested in creating a dynamic and novel conference environment that will inspire participants and delegates to work creatively together for people and places.

 

  • We are interested in a range of voices including those from communities. 

 

  • There is potential for different forms of presentation and participation, online and in person; according to the nature of your proposal, we may include you as a presenter, panellist, break out discussion or artistic response or intervention.

 

  • The conference will be presented with the lowest carbon footprint possible, please be mindful of this in your submission.

 

HOW TO MAKE A SUBMISSION

 

Please submit a short proposal to present, be a case study, hold a conversation or create an artistic response. Your submission should be no more than 3 pages and must include:

 

  • Title of presentation/case study/intervention
  • Short description of your proposal.  
  • Short description of how your contribution will fit within the conference theme
  • If your proposal is preferred for an in person or an online experience
  • Name of speaker/s, contributor, artist/s and their bios.
  • Anticipated fee/s

 

Fees will be commensurate with the level of contribution, for example but not limited to:

20-30 min presentation and/or panel discussion €400

1 hour workshop €550

Artist fee for commissioned intervention €1,000 (plus material cost)

 

Please outline any additional costs related to your proposal, including travel and accommodation if your preference is for in person.

 

Criteria for selection will be:

  • Relevance to the themes outlined
  • Quality and innovation of the idea proposed.
  • Curatorial balance in the range of perspectives and modes of presentations
  • Feasibility and available budget

 

Please submit your proposal by email to placesmatter@artscouncil.ie  by 5pm Friday 29 October 2021.

 

Places Matter conference is a partnership between the Arts Council and Local Government Ireland developed under A Framework for Collaboration. To look back at our previous Places Matter conferences please see 2017 and 2019