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We’re getting very excited about hosting next week’s conference ‘Mapping an Altered Landscape: cultural policy and management in Ireland‘ next Wednesday (25 June 2014) in UCD’s beautiful new student centre. Co-sponsored by IADT, the conference is supported by the Arts Council and Heritage Council. The one-day conference features a great line-up of speakers reflecting in an open format on current cultural policies and management practices.
Our main aim of the day is to propose solutions to a problem that perplexes us all: what might a coherent cultural policy look like?
The last cultural policy conference held at UCD was held in 2008 — right before the economic crash — and there’s no better time than the present to take a hard look at what’s changed in the interim, and talk openly about the way forward.
Our capacity is limited, with 100+ confirmed attendees from across the artforms and cultural sector (artists, arts managers, curators, theatre-makers, museum/heritage folks, local authority officers, representatives from the Department, Arts and Heritage Councils, government ministers, students and academics), so please register soon if you’d like to join us on the day! Speaker presentations will be diverse and brief to allow for maximum audience participation.
There will also be the opportunity to tour UCD’s new cultural facilities — still unknown to lots of folks, and open for programming and collaborations — including our state-of-the art cinema, black box theatre, dance studio and radio station. An optional screening of the documentary ‘Skin in the Game‘ (on Irish artists & the recession) will be held that evening after the conclusion of the conference in the new cinema.
I hope very much that many of you will be able to join us!
Delighted to share final details of the programme for our upcoming arts management & policy conference, ‘Mapping an Altered Landscape’ on 25 June here at UCD, in collaboration with IADT. We’ve a great line-up of speakers (plenaries are listed below), and the conference offers the opportunity to see UCD’s new student centre and its wonderful arts facilities as well!
For full details and to register: www.culturalpolicyconference2014.ie
Plenary Session 1: Mapping an altered landscape: accounting for changes in Irish cultural policies and practices through the years of recession
In the first of our 4 plenary sessions, panellists will identify key changes that have taken place in policies, structures and management practices across the cultural field since 2008. Which changes have been for the good; which for the bad; and what’s been working well?
RUAIRI QUINN TD, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS
GERRY GODLEY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, IMPROVISED MUSIC COMPANY
AIDAN PENDER, DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT & SECRETARIAT, FÁILTE IRELAND
CLAIRE DUIGNAN, INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR AND BUSINESS ADVISOR
MODERATOR: MARY WILSON, RTÉ
Plenary Session 2: Structural issues: identifying challenges and difficulties Plenary 2 will examine the fitness for purpose of current cultural structures and their responsiveness to change: asking is the full range of cultural expression and production adequately captured by current policies and institutional structures?
SARAH GLENNIE, DIRECTOR, IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, DEPUTY CHAIR, COUNCIL OF NATIONAL CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
PETER HYNES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL
CHRISTINE SISK, ACTING DIRECTOR, CULTURE IRELAND, DEPT OF ARTS HERITAGE AND THE GAELTACHT
ALAN COUNIHAN, ARTIST
MICHELLE CAREW, DIRECTOR AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR YOUTH DRAMA
MODERATOR: DR. EMILY MARK-‐FITZGERALD, UCD
Plenary Session 3: Process issues: identifying and embracing change
The goal of this conversation is to identify the ways in which culture is produced and consumed under the processes of rapid economic and technological change. New forms of cultural practice and mediation have emerged that have implications for the way public policies and institutions understand and engage with change.
TREVOR WHITE, DIRECTOR, THE LITTLE MUSEUM OF DUBLIN
MARY CARTY, ENTREPRENEUR, ARTS CONSULTANT, AUTHOR
GAVIN DUNNE, MUSIC PRODUCER AND SONGWRITER, THE MAN BEHIND MIRACLE OF SOUND
GRACE DYAS, FOUNDER OF THEATRECLUB, AN ACTIVIST, THEATRE DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER
MONIKA SAPIELAK, DIRECTOR AT CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICES; DIRECTOR OF ARTPOLONIA, LAB FOR INTERCULTURAL COOPERATION &EXCHANGE
MODERATOR: ANDREW HETHERINGTON, BUSINESS TO ARTS
Plenary Session 4: What should be done? Reflecting on the issues prompted by the preceding plenaries, session 4 panel members will endeavour to lead a way forward by identifying what needs to change in policy, practice, structures and thinking
MARY MCCARTHY, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL SCULPTURE FACTORY
SHEILA PRATSCHKE, CHAIR, ARTS COUNCIL
CONOR NEWMAN, CHAIR, HERITAGE COUNCIL
WILLIE WHITE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL
MODERATOR: SEAN ROCKS, RTÉ
‘Excellence and Cultural Policy: narratives in the making’
Dr Constance DeVereaux, Assoc. Professor, LEAP Institute for the Arts, Colorado State University
6th June 2014 1-3pm
Rm: Q006, Quinn School of Business, Belfield, University College Dublin
The use of narrative analysis in policy science gained popularity in the 1990s but has been largely rejected by mainstream policy researchers working in a positivist vein. Narrative methods have been criticized for lack of rigour, clear hypothesis testing, and difficulties of replication and falsification. Despite traditional social science’s success in providing this rigour, its methods may come up short for use in cultural policy where analysts must account for the inherent messiness of culture. Drawing on her work with co-researcher Martin Griffin in their recent book Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy, (Ashgate 2013) Dr. Constance DeVereaux will outline a framework for use by cultural policy researchers with practical application to particular cultural policy issues. These include cultural citizenship and identity, cultural diplomacy, and the interpretation of formal cultural policy documents.
Dr. Constance DeVereaux’s guest lecture is an advance presentation for the UCD – IADT ‘Mapping an Altered landscape’ conference on Cultural Policy and Management in Ireland
To attend, please contact: Kerry.McCall@iadt.ie