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Love your festival this February!
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Young Ensembles Scheme 2020
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Love your festival this February!

As part of its partnership with the MA in Festive Arts (University of Limerick), the Arts Council will be hosting a series of information and advice points at its Change Makers festival conference at the Irish World Academy in Limerick on the 14th February 2020.


As part of a programme centered on festival-making, delegates will have the opportunity to meet with a number of organisations providing information to support festivals to build and broaden their knowledge.


Creative Europe Desk, Aoife (The Association of Irish Festivals), The Wheel (The association of community & voluntary organisations, charities & social enterprise) will provide pop-up clinics for conference attendees. The 15-minute clinics are devised to provide one to one advice sessions and cover a number of topics ranging from funding opportunities to governance and festival management. In addition, ISACS (the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle network) will be available during the day to provide information about its membership and the services it offers along with University College Dublin Archive team who will provide more information to festivals on how they preserve and record their programmes and history.


The day is dedicated to supporting festivals to further develop their knowledge and capacity building. The conference will provide a unique and valuable opportunity for arts festivals to come together to learn from each other and share skills and knowledge.


Information on the full day conference programme can be found here. Tickets include a networking lunch and can be purchased from the University Concert Hall, Limerick or by contacting 061 331 549.


If you have purchased a conference ticket and wish to attend a pop-up clinic* please contact Adrian Colwell at Adrian.colwell@artscouncil.ie


Conference bookings close on Monday 10th February at 12noon and tickets will not be available on the day of the conference.


*Please note that pop-up clinics must be booked in advance and are only available to conference ticket holders. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Early booking is advised.