From Tuesday 30th March to Thursday 1st April, Social Impact Ireland will be hosting the online Training Hotspot Striving for Viability in CCIs – Towards Sustainable Working Modelsย from Limerick, Ireland, in collaboration with Limerick City & County Council – Limerick Culture & Arts Office.
Social Impact Ireland is a values driven organisation that strives to make a positive impact on the Irish society, putting impact at the heart of everything they do.ย  Created from a conversation on a mountain in Africa between the co-founders Pauline Gannon and Eamon Ryan, it has grown with incredible momentum over the past five years. As an organisation, Social Impact Ireland has moved from a local to a regional reach and now they move national, with a vision that is already seeing the start of continued growth to a European level.
The Limerick Culture & Arts Office is funded by Limerick City and County Council, the Arts Council of Ireland, and the Department of the Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht. It provides various services supporting the Arts, such as Information and Advice; Supporting and developing The Arts Infrastructure; Support for the Individual Artist; Arts Programming; Art form development; Art and Education.
For the occasion, Social Impact Ireland has prepared a programme full of relevant inputs that will be covered in a lively 3-day event.
The aim of this fourth Training Hotspot is to share and apply basic principles that can assist with driving towards developing sustainable working models. This will be done by utilising practical peer group mutual learning.
To achieve that, guest speakers have been invited to lead the conversation and share their good practices with the beneficiaries. These speakers are:
– ๐—๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป, American director and choreographer, formerly the Creative Director of New York based Lola Lola Dance Theatre. She is the cofounder of Greywood Arts, a space dedicated to artist residencies and workshops and offering participatory educational and cultural events.
– ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ, experienced organisational leader and Director, Project Manager and Fundraiser with over 18 yearsโ€™ experience in the cultural, corporate, non-profit and education sector. She is currently the Director of University Concert Hall, the first purpose built concert hall in Ireland, situated on the University of Limerick campus.
– ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ, the chair of Cork Craft and Design. Founded in 2005, it is dedicated to promoting quality Irish craft and design to global and Irish audiences. Cork Craft & Design holds the celebratory festival, Cork Craft Month, every August, which attracts over 10,000 visitors every year, featuring over 60 events from exhibitions, studio trails, demos and Meet the Maker sessions.
– ๐—”๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€, Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities.
– ๐—š๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป, who worked with The Lime Tree Theatre as the Marketing Manager, with her main focus being on promoting the artistic programme for both the Lime Tree Theatre and the Belltable. Other key aspects of her role is promoting venue branding, corporate fundraising and event management.โ€‹
– ๐— ๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป, Actor, Director and Playwright. In 2014, Myles Breen was honoured with the Limerick Person of the Month award for his outstanding contribution to the arts in the Mid-West region.
In 2015, he was awarded Best Actor at Origins First Irish Festival, where he showcased his one man play โ€˜Language Unbecoming A Lady’.
– ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜†, founder of the Fresh International Film Festival. โ€‹Fresh Film Festival encourages young people to make films by hosting an annual international film festival for young people, presenting Irelandโ€™s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards, acting as an advocate for young filmmakers and promoting their work worldwide.
– ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต will be the moderator during the last day of the event. He is a Publicist, Journalist, Actor and the Founder of ILOVELIMERICK.COM. The I Love Limerick project aims to encourage wider respect and pride for the city by focusing on the wealth of interesting, talented and motivated people who live, work and create in Limerick.
To know more about the upcoming Training Hotspot and the speakers invited, you can check out the Background Paper.
The event will only be open to TrainArt’s beneficiaries, but it will soon be available as podcasts.
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