Networking Event 2022: Links and Resources

Networking Event 2022: Links and Resources

We were delighted to welcome more than 100 attendees to Tuam as part of our Networking Event, offered by Creative Places and Create, and hosted by Creative Places Tuam.

We hope that you were able to join us, to meet colleagues and peers, learn and engage with the town and people.

We have brought together this page of links and resources, to add to the experience of being together in person.

You can read more about the national Creative Places programme at the Arts Council website, and Creative Places Tuam here.


Our Keynote speaker, Pablo Helguera, has shared a blogpost based on his presentation – the Social Practice Nightmare before Christmas!

Huge thanks go to musician Kathleen Keenan, who regaled us with song as part of the panel on Representation and (Re)imagining Traveller Culture.

You can follow Kathleen Keenan’s career here.

Read more about Galway Traveller movement, their Community Mapping Project, Misleor Festival of Nomadic Cultures and Traveller Collection by Seamus Nolan.

You can find the Critical Friends collective on Instagram, to learn more about their work.

Read more about the Artist in the Community Scheme which offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. Each of the artists who collaborated on the creation of Colour of my Breath has been supported by the AIC Scheme in recent years. Colour of My Breath is supported by the Communities Integration Fund from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. This project is also supported by Create and the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme. You can now watch Colour of my Breath in full here.

Read Create News #32, with artists Jojo Hynes, Midie Corcoran and Kate O’Shea, who led the Ory’Sta conversation in Reapy’s.

In the next few weeks we will be sharing selected recordings from the event, created by James Ryan of our Creative Places Tuam Creative Team – visit back here or our Resources page.


Thanks to Jennifer Cunningham of our Creative Places Tuam Creative Team, whose drawings were on display through the event. You can read more about Jennifer and her work on her website.

The Tuam Herald has provided Creative Places Tuam a monthly space to share news from the programme in our Dispatches from the Blue Door – keep an eye on the Tuam Herald each month to learn more about the ongoing programme and a featured artist.