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 Models 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. 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:
– 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗮𝗻, 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.
– 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲, experienced organisational leader and Director, Project Manager and Fundraiser with over 18 years’ 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.
– 𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗱𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲 𝗧𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗲, 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.
– 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗲 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀, Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities.
– 𝗚𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻, 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.
– 𝗠𝘆𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻, 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 ‘Language Unbecoming A Lady’.
– 𝗝𝗮𝘆𝗻𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘆, founder of the Fresh International Film Festival. Fresh Film Festival encourages young people to make films by hosting an annual international film festival for young people, presenting Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards, acting as an advocate for young filmmakers and promoting their work worldwide.
– 𝗥𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗵 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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