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Vol 11 Issue 10
03 July 2014

Arts Audiences

Visit of Alistair Spalding, Sadler’s Wells, Marketplace initiative announced, new Arts Audiences website launched and save the date for December 8 & 9conference.


Focus on audiences: Save the date,  December 8 and 9 2014, Arts Audiences is delighted to announce this 2 day event, to be held at the conference centre, Dublin Castle, bringing together a mixture of workshops, presentations and networking sessions for those involved or interested in audiences for the arts across a range of artforms.  Registration eligibility and details will be available nearer to the date and you can currently add the date to your calendar by clicking here

Arts Audiences new website. We’ve redesigned our website and among other features, you can now add events from the Arts Audiences calendar directly to your own calendar with one click.  Visit us to see this and more at  here

Google @ the arts day, 2014.  On May 15 we welcomed over 150 delegates representing arts organisations from all over Ireland, who took part in a one day conference on all things digital, specifically for the arts at The Foundry, Google’s digital innovation centre at its EMEA HQ in Dublin.  Attendees benefitted from sessions covering topics such as ‘The Irish Digital Landscape’, ‘How to increase your online presence’ and ‘You Tube’. Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Sheila Pratschke, Chair of the Arts Council and Kathryn O’Donoghue, Director of Ad Quality, EMEA, Google, were all on hand to start the day. We are extremely grateful to all the Google people who give their free time and their expertise to benefit the arts community- it makes a real difference.

Click here  to see a Gallery of Photos from the day- feel free to comment on any, or tag yourself.

Alumni Day for graduates:  On July 4, Venue and Festival Managers who have graduated from the Audience Development Programme over the last two years will join this year’s class to enjoy a day of continued learning, including a session on dealing with the media.  In the afternoon, the class will meet Alistair Spalding, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Sadler’s Wells and hear him being interviewed by Laurence Mackin, Irish Times.  Event by invitation- see here

Marketplace:  We are delighted to announce that Audiences Northern Ireland will be project managing the marketplace initiative in 2014.  Arts Partnership with Irish Theatre Institute and Theatre Forum. The project focuses on performing arts and will include approximately 40 organisations, chosen through a process of selection and application. The objectives of the project are: To establish better dialogue on artistic programming between venues and promoters and to allow both parties to engage and collaborate from early stages of project and programme development.  By facilitating dialogue at an early stage MARKETPLACE aims to provide a framework for venues and networks to articulate their needs in terms of tours and audience response; and for promoters to respond and test programme ideas here

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