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.


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.


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.


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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