Tuesday 21 April

4pm: delegates arrive at IMMA. Meet at reception

Welcome and tour of IMMA

Currently showing at IMMA are Hughie O'Donoghue: Recent Paintings and Selected Works from the American Ireland Fund, Elizabeth Peyton: Reading and Writing, Alexander Calder Jewellery, Exploring a New Donation: Artworks from the Bank of Ireland Collection, Artists, Heaney/Books: An Exhibition, and James Coleman.

The James Coleman exhibition is a collaboration between three of Dublin's leading cultural venues: The Irish Museum of Modern Art; The Project Arts Centre; and the Royal Hibernian Academy. We will visit the latter two venues on Friday afternoon.

Wednesday 22 April

9.30am: Meet at IMMA. Venue: The Oakroom

Order of speakers: Venue: The Lecture Room

Enrique Juncosa: Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art


Professor Pat Cooke: School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin

An overview of Irish Cultural policy

Denise Shannon: Project Officer, Léargas

An introduction to Grundtivg programme in Irland

Helen O'Donoghue:

Senior Curator and Head of Education and Community Programmes at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

A summary of young people's programmes at IMMA since 1991

Lynn McGrane:

Studio 8 Co-ordinator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

An introduction to the Studio 8 programme with Susan Kealy, Miles Reilly and Vanya Eccles, three studio 8 participants who speak about their experiences of being involved with the programme.

11.30am: Studio visits

Delegates will be invited to visit Studio 8 to speak with artists John O'Connell, Claire Halpin and Felicity Clear about their involvement with IMMA programmes. At least two of the Artists in Residence will have open studios so that delegates have the opportunity to talk about the Artists Residency Programme with the artists

12.30pm: Improvised dialogues: delegates will have the opportunity to discuss issues that have arisen during the course of the morning's topics.

2.30pm: Site visit to Rua Red

(http://www.ruared.ie/), a new arts facility on the outskirts of Dublin


Tony Fegan, Director of Tallaght Community Art (http://www.tallaght-arts.ie/)

Thursday 23 April

9.30 am: Meet at IMMA. Venue: Oakroom

Order of speakers: Venue: the boardroom

Gaye Tanham,

Head of Young People, Children and Education at the Arts Council, will discuss arts policy within Ireland with special reference to young people.

(http://www.arts/ council.ie)

Aisling Delaney and Fiona Whelan in conversation

Aisling Delaney is a youth worker who works in an arts context and Fiona Whelan is an artist working in a youth context.

11.45-1.30pm: breakout discussion

3.30pm: Leave IMMA to visit the LAB  (http://www.dublincity.ie/)

Sinead Connolly, Youth Officer for Dublin City Council will look at Dublin City Council's overall strategy for inclusion of young people in the arts (http://www.dublincity.ie/)

Niamh Geoeghan, City of Dublin Youth Services Board, will talk about a specific project, CREW, which involved young people in the film making process (http://www.cdysb.ie/)

Sheena Barrett, Assistant Arts Officer and Manager of the LAB artspace will introduce the exhibition space and the current exhibition

Lynette Moran leads Research and Learning Department and has responsability for running the Inter Art College Placement Project and other learning development and research initiatives at Create.

Friday 24 April

9.30am: Meet at IMMA. Venue: The Oakroom

Discussion morning: An opportunity for delegates to take up issues raised over the course of the visit

After lunch, we will take a walk through the city and visit the other two sites of James Coleman's work at the Project Arts Centre and at the Royal Hibernian Academy

(http://www.projectartscentre.ie/ and http://www.royalhibernianacademy.com/)

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