Upcoming conference: Culture and The City

Event Announcement:

Culture and the City Conference- Keeping Dublin Creative!
21st October 2008, 9am-5pm
The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin


On October 21st 2008 Temple Bar Cultural Trust will host a conference on the theme of Culture and the City at the National Gallery of Ireland, in partnership with Dublin City Council.

This one-day conference will provide a platform for discussion, debate and exchange of experience from Irish and international practitioners around some of the key issues affecting cultural development in Dublin. The conference will explore ways of achieving a more integrated approach to planning and development for culture in Dublin city. It will also explore ways of enhancing the level of civic engagement and public participation in the cultural life of the city.

Among the speakers at the conference will be Jude Woodward, senior policy advisor on culture to Mayor of London; Laura Magahy, CEO MCO Projects; Franco Bianchini, academic and consultant on cultural policy; Sir Ken Robinson, internationally renowned speaker and consultant on creativity and innovation; Catherine Bunting, Head of Research with the Arts Council of England in addition to representatives from The Arts Council of Ireland.

The conference will present an insight into current thinking and planning for cultural development within the Development Plan for Dublin City. It will provide practical experience from other European cities in terms of best practice and provide conference participants with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion on the future of cultural development in the city, and in particular on the elements required to successfully drive this strategy forward.

The conference is designed to be of interest to a wide range of groups and individuals working across a range of sectors including the arts and cultural community, urban planners, architects, local representatives, the business community, academics, artists and anyone with an interest in shaping the future for culture in the city!


9am: Conference Registration

9.30am: Welcome by Graínne Millar, Head of Cultural Development (TBCT)

9.50am: Session 1: Planning for Culture in the City

How can we identify ways in which planning for cultural infrastructure in the city can be made more effective? How can we achieve an integrated approach to cultural planning and development among all the major stakeholders? What models of best practice exist in the areas of leadership and management to ensure the effective delivery of the cultural agenda in cities?

Dick Gleeson, Chief City Planner Dublin City Council and Board member of TBCT

10.45am: Coffee break

11.00am: Session 1 continues – Planning for Culture in the City

Franco Bianchini, Professor of Cultural Planning at Leeds Metropolitan University Laura Magahy, CEO, MCO Projects Jude Woodward, Senior Policy Advisor on Culture to Mayor of London

12am: Panel Discussion

12.30am: Lunch Break

2pm: Keynote speech: Sir Ken Robinson – Creativity and Innovation: maximizing the creative potential of our citizens

3pm: Coffee Break

3.15pm: Session 2: Culture and Citizenship

How do we create a vision of a shared city where everyone can contribute to where we want to go and where the role of culture is properly recognised? How effective is current funding policy for arts and culture in terms of public engagement and social inclusion? How do we create a city of cultural citizens over cultural consumers?

Mary Cloake, Director, The Arts Council of Ireland Catherine Bunting, Head of Research The Arts Council of England Representative from the EU Commission

4.15pm: Panel Discussion

5pm: Conference Ends

Temple Bar Cultural Trust- Supporting Culture in Temple Bar Taise Chultúrtha Bharra Temple- Ag Cothú Cultúir i mBarra Temple

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