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