Published: 6 Dec 2016

2nd meeting of Irish Industry Advisory Group

a creative momentum project’s regional Industry Advisory Group for the Western Region of Ireland held its second meeting on Tuesday 29 November. The meeting took place in the afternoon at Breaffy House Resort in Castlebar, following the ‘So much data. So little time.’ Creative Exchange event.

Presentations on a creative momentum project

Seven members of the IAG attended the meeting, along with staff of the two Irish project partners (Western Development Commission (WDC) and NUI Galway).  The meeting kicked off with an update on a creative momentum project progress to date.

One of the main topics for discussion was the re-developed MyCreativeEdge.eu website and how creatives from the West of Ireland can be encouraged to register on the site and create a new Profile.

The research being undertaken by NUI Galway to increase understanding of the creative sector in the region and how this can be made as useful as possible was also discussed.

All three presentations can be downloaded on right hand side.

Members of Industry Advisory Group

Among the IAG members attending the meeting was Mayo-based Liam Alex Heffron, inventor, actor, filmmaker and advocate and Therese McKenna from Donegal, owner of social storytelling business Storyburst and live visual content creation company Visual News Desk.

Sligo’s Marion Fink, co-owner of Counties of Ireland Jewellery as well as her new venture MT Frame Sligo and Donegal photographer Paul McGuckian, who is also involved in running the Remote Photo Festival dedicated to photographers creating work in a remote or rural context, also participated.

Public sector members who attended included Louise Allen, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Siobhán Mulcahy, Clare County Council Arts officer and Aideen Doherty, Donegal County Council and Donegal Film Office.


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