Cultural Connectedness Exchange #5

Cultural Connectedness Exchange #5 20Jul

Event recording from 20 July 2021

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The Cultural Connectedness Exchange Network introduces Irish and Northern Irish artists to Irish and Northern Irish cultural commissioners and providers (mainly in England).

Together we work to determine

  • the needs of Irish and Northern Irish artists, particularly those working in England (or with England-based organisations)
  • barriers faced within the arts sector, and in reference to specific issues such as Brexit or Covid-19
  • how cultural providers/commissioners can provide value/service for artists
  • how we can connect work and best represent Irish and Northern Irish artists.

We meet online in a bi-monthly meeting. These meetings advance our initial ideas, presented in this paper. We work together to create a positive, representational network to support and promote Irish and Northern Irish arts and culture in England (and Britain more widely).

This is a valuable network for any Irish or Northern Irish artist wanting to work in public art delivery. Additionally, it is a resource for cultural providers and commissioners who lead with and use Irish and Northern Irish work.

The network is still young and welcomes new additions. If you need any further information, please contact the Liverpool Irish Festival Director, Emma Smith, on [email protected]. You can find out more, here; where you can watch all of the previous sessions, download papers and see our membership details.

20 July (indicative) agenda

NB – this is an indicative agenda only; it is subject to review as we approach the meeting.

  • Introductions and work sharing
  • Identifying new barriers and solutions
  • Feedback from Arts Council England meeting, held between ACE, Liverpool Irish Festival and (Leeds) Irish Arts Foundation (14 June 2021)
  • Irish In Britain update on Irish APPG advances
  • Review our toolkits: what do we want to see and who can help build them?

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20 July 2021