European Culture Networks and the Value of Connecting, Galway
21 May 2019

European Culture Networks and the Value of Connecting, Galway

Connecting with a European cultural network can open doors to new opportunities, co-creation, learning, information sharing, new ideas and much more. It can lead to partnerships and projects with like-minded organisations from across Europe and enable you to apply for EU funding programmes including Creative Europe. There is a wide range of European cultural networks across many different activities and practices, from informal alliances of culture professionals to formalised membership bodies.

As we approach Galway's designated year as European Capital of Culture 2020, this free seminar presents some of these networks. We will explore how they contribute to the work of culture organisations and individuals. The session will also look at cultural mobility and the benefits and challenges of undertaking mobility opportunities and collaborations with partners in other countries.

This seminar would be ideal for professionals from arts and culture organisations as well as individual artists and practitioners who are interested in working and connecting with peers across Europe.

If you want to get a better insight into what European networking and collaborations could bring, then sign up to hear from a range of speakers as they share their experiences. Join us afterwards to mingle and chat over a glass of wine at our networking reception! 

Programme | Thursday 27th June | Pálás Cinema, Galway

14:30 – 14:50 Registration

14:50 – 15:00 Welcome and Introduction, Creative Europe: Audrey Keane and Katie Lowry

15:00 – 15:20 Lian Bell, Set Designer and Arts Manager | IETM Network

15:20 – 15:40 Lucy Medlycott, Director, ISACS | Circostrada Network

15:40 – 16:00 Mary Conlon & Niamh Brown, Co-Directors, Ormston House | AIM Network

16:00 – 16:20 Sandy Fitzgerald, Cultural Agency Director, Olivearte | Ambassador for Trans Europe Halles

16:20 – 16:40 James Riordan, Artistic Director, Brú Theatre | Make a Move, Artist’s experience of a European mobility project. 

16:40 – 17:30 Panel discussion The Value of Networks and Artist mobility. Moderator: Marilyn Gaughan Reddan | Head of Programme, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

17:30 – 18:30 Networking reception. 

Please book your free tickets here for this event.