We were thrilled this week to welcome 31 students (from 6 countries) to our new programme — the BA in Creative & Cultural Industries at UCD — some of whom are pictured here! This is a brand-new 4-year degree offering that blends arts & humanities, business, and information technology coursework, preparing students for a wide range of careers in the creative sector. It’s part of the Creative Futures Academy, a €10 million project funded by the HEA and formed around a partnership between UCD, IADT and NCAD. We expect great things of these wonderful folks, who are already immersing themselves in Dublin’s cultural scene! Enrolment is closed for 2022-23, but have a look at http://creativeindustries.ucd.ie to learn more…
Category: creative industries
Ho ho ho: 50+ new Irish arts jobs & opportunities
Hello friends, I’ve just updated the Jobs, Internships, & Opportunities page with a whopping 50+ new listings! Lots of great roles on offer at UCD, IMMA, National Gallery, National Museums Northern Ireland, Abbey Theatre, Butler Gallery, Children’s Books Ireland, IFTN, Solstice Arts Centre, and many many more!
This will likely be my last jobs update before Christmas, but feel free (as always) to get in touch with new listings etc, and I’ll update them when I can.
Wishing all of my readers a lovely holiday season (and best of luck to all the students for exams!)
Vol. 4 of Irish Journal of Arts Management & Cultural Policy published
I’m delighted to announce that our latest issue of the Irish Journal of Arts Management & Cultural Policy has been published! It’s a bumper issue, with four excellent research articles — covering placemaking, precarity in theatre work, cultural property legislation in Ireland, and a review of JobBridge and the cultural sector — as well as four book reviews.
We’ll be sharing news soon of the new CFP for the next journal issue, as well as some changes to the format which will be announced shortly! Here are some shortcuts to the various articles, or you can find the entire journal here.
Art practice, process, and new urbanism in Dublin: Art Tunnel Smithfield and social
practice placemaking in the Irish capital
‘Just about coping’: precarity and resilience among applied theatre and community
arts workers in Northern Ireland
MATT JENNINGS, MARTIN BEIRNE, AND STEPHANIE KNIGHT
Exporting Art from Ireland: The Alfred Beit Foundation and the Protection of
A view from the bridge: institutional perspectives on the use of a national internship
scheme (JobBridge) in Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions
REVIEW: Communities of Musical Practice (Ailbhe Kenny: Routledge, 2016)
REVIEW: The Cultural Intermediaries Reader (Jennifer Smith Maguire and Julian
Matthews, eds.: Sage, 2014)
REVIEW: The Great Reimagining: Public Art, Urban Space and the Symbolic
Landscapes of a ‘New’ Northern Ireland (Bree T. Hocking: Berghahn, 2015)
REVIEW: Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain (Robert Hewison:
Verso Books, 2014)
Warwick Commisssion visiting Queen’s University Belfast, 19 May 2015
Folks in the North (and others!) may be interested to attend a special presentation next week in Belfast, featuring members of the Warwick Commission who will discuss findings from their recent, extensive report on the subject of cultural value in the UK:
Visit of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value
Tuesday 19 May at 3pm
0G/074 Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast
- How is culture valued and undervalued?
- How important is creative education to the development of talent and participation in culture?
The Cultural and Creative Industries are the fastest growing industry in the UK. The Gross Value Added of the sector was estimated as £76.9 billion in 2013, representing 5% of the UK economy. Yet the articulation of the value of our culture and creativity is in danger of being reduced to a very restrictive definition of “cultural value”.
Taking this challenge as a point of inspiration, in November 2013 the University of Warwick launched a one-year Commission to undertake a comprehensive and holistic investigation into the future of cultural value. A diverse group of cultural leaders were invited to gather together the evidence and arguments to create a blueprint for the future of investment and engagement in our cultural lives. The Commission’s report Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth brings together the findings of a series of public and private meetings with artists, creative and cultural professionals, economists, business leaders and other stakeholders, backed up by targeted research.
The Commission makes a range of recommendations as to how we can ensure everyone has access to a rich cultural education and the opportunity to live a creative life. Warwick’s ambition is that the Commission will offer an authoritative and constructive contribution to public debates and government policy in relation to arts and culture in the UK.
Two of the researchers supporting the Commission, Dr. Eleonora Belfiore and Dr. Catriona Firth join us to present their findings and to discuss the implications for policy makers, arts managers and artists in the cultural sector.
Places at this event are strictly limited. Please RSVP by 5pm Friday 15 May to email@example.com
The Warwick Commission: www.warwick.ac.uk/culturalvalue
Link to download the full report: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/research/warwickcommission/futureculture/finalreport/warwick_commission_final_report.pdf