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Creating collaborations and growing audiences – Belfast 25September 2015


Arts and heritage organisations, local authorities, higher education institutions and others working in the creative field are invited to this free all-Ireland conference, which takes a closer look at Creative Europe’s funding and opportunities for the creative sectors.

The main themes of the conference are international collaboration, an essential part of most applications to Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme, and audience development, one of the key priorities of Creative Europe. During the afternoon, we will consider how the Creative Europe’s priorities could be realised, identify how to incorporate audience development into projects, and learn about how to build creative partnerships and manage collaborative projects.

When:  Friday 25 September 2015, 12:30pm – 5pm

Where:  The MAC, 10 Exchange Street, West Belfast BT1 2NJ


See here for booking information and more details.


Workshop:  Call out for artists, curators and cultural practitioners – deadline 7September Strategies of Non Participation’ - workshop by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler  2 day Workshop   20 & 21 October 2015 

FSAS and CREATE are delighted to present this workshop which addresses ways of working, in conditions of flux and challenge, for Artists, Curators and Cultural Practitioners. This 2-day workshop explores alternative strategies of ‘non-participation ’ for arts practitioners in the field of socially engaged and collaborative arts practice. It investigates the terms and conditions of images, objects, collaboration, dialogue and the social today. The workshop will also examine the mechanisms for sustainable practice and for mutations of how to work collaboratively in the very fluid world of today.  Further information can be found here.

This workshop is being run as part of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Partners: Create, Ireland (coordinating partner) Agora Collective, hablarenarte:, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Live Art Development Agency, Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, M-Cult and Tate Liverpool.



Invite the Culture Office to speak at your event


Along with organising our own events, the Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Culture Office is regularly invited to speak at events across the country. The Culture Office presents the EU funding opportunities available under the Creative Europe Programme and offers advice on how to build partnerships and develop European projects.


If your organisation is planning a conference, seminar, workshop or partner meeting that would benefit from input or attendance by the Culture Office please contact us on cedculture@artscouncil.ie


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