There are many challenges to working in the arts or as an artist in rural Ireland. Developing audiences for your work, having places to create, more opportunities for learning and sharing and income generation are all key challenges that artists of every discipline share. Other challenges include access to professional development, training opportunities and key services and artist supports.
To explore some of these issues, we are delighted to have invited panel of speakers from national organisations representing, theatre, craft and design and collaborative arts practice for ‘Making a Living in the Arts in Rural Ireland’ the first in a series of talks for 2017 presented by Leitrim Arts Office’s Creative Frame Network for continued professional development.
The format for the morning will include a presentation from each organisation, a panel discussion which will be open to the floor, followed by a break out session where you will have the opportunity to informally discuss your ongoing professional development needs with the relevant panel member.
This event will be of interest to theatre practitioners, writers, visual artists, designer/makers and artists working in any discipline that are interested in developing a collaborative practice or working in a community context.