Create Networking Day

Create Networking Day For Collaborative Arts
Thursday 5th December | Filmbase
10.00 – 18.00 | €12 (lunch included)

For Create members the event is free of charge.

Guest speakers include Claire Feely, London based curator and past student of Art in the Contemporary World.

Are you an artist who makes art outside of traditional spaces; a theatre-maker who works with non-professional or community casts; a dancer who choreographs with older people? An artist who works collaboratively to create great art?

If so, join Create in Filmbase on 5th December for a National Networking event to meet other artists in the collaborative arts sector; to hear about the inspiring work of guest artists including Claire Feeley (Situations) and Dr. Susanne Bosch (Artist /Curator) discussing curator-artist relationships. There will be a session on risk and experimentation featuring Rachel Anderson from Artangel and there will be a discussion on archiving collaborative practice with Eve Olney.

Over the course of the day attendees will have the opportunity to connect with their peers, interact with commissioners, receive practical information and be inspired by dynamic and vibrant collaborative arts projects created here and elsewhere.

The day has been curated by the artist Michelle Browne in collaboration with the team at Create and focuses on both practical and conceptual supports for artists working collaboratively. There will be information stalls hosted by JLT Insurance, HSF Health Plan and other providers, as well as inputs on Garda Vetting, Press and Communications, European Cultural Contact Point and Financial Management.More speakers and ancillary events to be announced soon.

Hilary O’ Shaughnessy and actor/ facilitator Niamh McCann will both take part in Create’s Networking Day. Hilary will conduct a prosocial rulebreaking session. Attendees will be invited to become members of the prosocialrulebreakingclub, an experiment in social art. The prosocialrulebreakingclub proposes to explore ways of innovating in society through rule breaking.

Niamh McCann will give a Presentation Skills workshop. Niamh will host a workshop focusing on skills around ‘Presenting yourself and your work’. The hour long workshop will look at the language we use and how we can focus our awareness around a key set of skills to help us communicate better as artists and collaborate better in a cross disciplinary environment.

In addition two new sessions have been added to the full programme for the day, as well as a new speaker, theatremaker Dylan Tighe who will discuss archiving collaborative practice with Eve Olney.

Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan will launch Create’s Networking Day on the 5 December. Minister Deenihan previously launched a Create and Waterford Healing Arts Trust initiative, the web resource; in October 2010.


Artists across artform working in the context of participatory or socially engaged practice; arts organisations and festivals who programme socially engaged work; curators; outreach officers, cultural institutions; arts educators; community organisations. Bookings via an Eventbrite page

More details here or contact Jane O’Rourke 01-4736600.

This event is supported by the European Cultural Contact Point.

Image: Mobile Homestead, Mike Kelley, 2012. Commissioned by Artangel in association with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, MOCAD and the LUMA Foundation. Artangel are taking part in the Create Networking Day.