national development agency for collaborative arts
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Create News 15: Gabriel Gbadamosi on Representation and Diversity

Create asked a number of artists with personal/ artistic experience of working in culturally diverse contexts to respond to Gabriel Gbadamosi’s essay I Was Born by A River, and the questions it raises for arts and cultural diversity in civil society.

Artists Kunle Animashaun, Laragh Pittman, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Dylan Tighe, and Rosaleen McDonagh responded.

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Arts audience, Budapest 2012. Photo: Derzsi Elekes Andor, Wikipedia.

Whose Cost Is It Anyway?

 

Opinion Piece by Patrick Fox on recessionary times and the 21st century conference

A conference is a meeting of people who "confer" about a topic. There are many types of conference, from large-scale conventions to more focused seminars. Philosophies around conference formats have developed in recent years, ‘unconferencing’, barcamps and world café formats have become increasingly popular, a nod perhaps to an acknowledgement of a diversity of experience, with less reliance on the expert / spectator dynamic.

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CREATE: TOMORROW - A roadmap to the future. Create Development Plan 2013-2018. Cover image.

CREATE: TOMORROW - A roadmap to the future

Create Development Plan 2013-2018

The vision document for the next five years

 

CREATE: TOMORROW contains Create’s forward planning, vision and development strategy.

Heirlooms & Hand-me-downs: Stories from Nicholas Street, Bride Street, Bride Road and the Rosser, Dublin by artist Chris Reid. The production of the book Heirlooms & Hand-me-downs was supported by Create and Dublin City Arts Office.

Heirlooms and Hand-me-downs, a public art commission by artist Chris Reid and supported by Create and Dublin City Arts Office, was officially launched by Councillor John Gallagher at City Walls Space, Civic Offices on 30 November, 2011.

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Guinness bottle. Photograph: Justin Farrelly

Create Director Sarah Tuck writes about Placing Voices Voicing Places:
Clanbrassil Street: Textures of Memory [PDF] / [DOC]

Placing Voices Voicing Places was an ambitious collaboration between the third level education provider, a non profit arts organisation and civil society sought to address complex questions about heritage and contemporary Irish society.

It was a partnership between a number of departments in UCD (Archaeology, Sociology and Art Management and Cultural Policy), Create the national development agency for collaborative arts, and the Integration office, Dublin City Council. All strands of the programme were funded by the Heritage Council.

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Arts and Civil Society Symposium

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Kevin Murphy

Voluntary Arts Ireland Chief Officer Kevin Murphy introducing the Create and Voluntary Arts Ireland Arts and Civil Society Symposium, 20 and 21 October 2011, Christchurch, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

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Pat Cooke

Defining Participation and Practice - Policy Perspectives. Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy. Chair: Fiona Kearney.

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Participation and Practice

Defining Participation and Practice – Policy Perspectives panel. Seated left to right: Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Fiona Kearney (Chair), Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy.

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Sarah Tuck, Dr Anthony Downey

Create Director Sarah Tuck introducing the keynote address by Dr Anthony Downey.

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Engaging Communities debate

Engaging Communities – The Permeable Institution. One of three concurrent LAB Debates. Left to right: Lisa Moran, Topher Campbell, Declan McGonagle (Chair), Tom Creed, William Ring.

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LAB Reports panel

LAB Reports panel. Left to right: Liz Burns, Robin Simpson,  Tony Fegan (Chair), Declan McGonagle.

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Cultural and Civic Space

Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Annette Moloney, Bernadette Quinn (Chair).

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Annette Moloney

Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Annette Moloney (presenting), Bernadette Quinn (Chair), Frank McDonald, Faisal Abdu’ Allah.

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Arts, Civil Society and Crisis

Arts, Civil Society and Crisis panel. Pictured (left to right): Augustine Zenakos, Carlota Álvarez Basso, Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Gabriel Gbadamosi, Silvana Carotenuto.

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Nuno Sacramento

Arts, Civil Society and Crisis. Pictured: Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Nuno Sacramento. Arts and Civil Society Symposium, Cork, October 20-21, 2011. All photos: Susan Walsh.

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Create volunteers

Christian Buchner, Katia Rush-Hall (Symposium Coordinator), Aoife O'Leary, Pamela Murray. All photos: Susan Walsh.