When: Thursday 5th December

Where: Filmbase, 2 Curved Street. Temple Bar Dublin 2

Time: 10.00 – 18.00

Cost: 12 euro (lunch included)

Book: http://createnetworkingday.eventbrite.com

NB: For Create members the event is free of charge.

About the event

This is a National Networking event for artists working across art form who connect with multiple voices in the creation of contemporary work. Over the course of the day attendees will have the opportunity to connect with their peers, interact with commissioners, receive practical information and be inspired by dynamic and vibrant collaborative arts projects created here and elsewhere.

The day has been curated by the artist Michelle Browne in collaboration with the team at Create and focuses on both practical and conceptual supports for artists working collaboratively. We will host active ‘in-conversation’ sessions with Claire Feeley (Situations, UK) and Dr. Susanne Bosch (Artist /Curator) discussing curator-artist relationships. There will be a session on risk and experimentation featuring Rachel Andersonfrom Artangel and we will discuss archiving collaborative practice with Eve Olney. The programme for the day also features taster workshop sessions and active reading groups.

On the practical side, there will be information stalls hosted by JLT Insurance, HSF Health Plan and other providers, as well as inputs on Garda Vetting, Press and Communications, European Cultural Contact Point and Financial Management. The work of artists in collaboration with communities throughout Ireland is creating rich and inspiring experiences. Create as the national development agency for collaborative arts wants to celebrate the diversity of this practice.

Who should attend?

Artists across artform working in the context of participatory or socially engaged practice; arts organisations and festivals who programme socially engaged work; curators; outreach officers, cultural institutions; arts educators; community organisations. Bookings via Eventbrite page. Contact: Jane O’Rourke, 01-4736600.


Matt Adams Blast Theory

Rachel Anderson, Producer, Artangel Dr Susanne Bosch, artist and educator Michelle Browne, artist and curator Rhona Byrne, artist  The CCP Ireland, European Cultural Contact Point Claire Feeley, Situations (UK), Producer Niamh McCann, actor and facilitator Michelle Moloney, researcher, facilitator and trainer

Museum of Non Participation Eve Olney, cultural theorist and media practitioner Hilary O’Shaughnessy, artist and creative technologist Dylan Tighe actor, writer, musician and director

Contributors Biographies Matt Adams Blast Theory  He studied English Literature at University College London and co-founded Blast Theory in 1991 with a group of friends who worked at the Renoir Cinema in Bloomsbury. Matt co-curated the Screen series of video works for Live Culture at Tate Modern in 2003 and curated the Games and War season at the ICA in London in 2003. He has taught widely on performance, new media and interdisciplinary practice at institutions such as the Royal College of Art and Pace University in New York. He has contributed to research by Ofcom, the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and has co-authored over a dozen papers with the University of Nottingham. Matt has presented at conferences such as Hot Docs documentary film festival in Toronto; Banff Television Conference; Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre; The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies in New York; Dutch Electronic Art Festival in Rotterdam; dLux Media Arts festival in Sydney; The Creative City in Taipei. He is a Visiting Professor at the Central School of Speech and Drama and is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter.Rachel Anderson is a creative producer based in London UK. She works part time as Producer- Collaborative Projects at Artangel. Rachel supports the development of short and long term working relationships between artists and a wide range of communities, groups and individuals, she develop projects that place emphasis on their shared process.

Rachel joined Artangel in 2007 where she works as Producer, Collaborative Projects. She develops site-specific works with artists in collaboration with a broad range of people. Projects include Did you kick the foot that kicked you? By Ruth Ewan which involved the co-ordination of a hundred musicians along the City of London commuter routes, The Museum of Non Participation by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler and Smother by Sarah Cole, developed with young parents and culminating in a performed installation in a three sided house in Kings Cross. March 2012 saw the culmination of a three year project with Mark Storor who worked with gay prisoners and prison officers across the UK to develop a tender subject – a live devised performance in a dis-used cold storage unit below Smithfield meat market.

Rachel was previously Education and Outreach Manager at the South London Gallery where she established a programme of on and off-site artists’ collaborations with the local community. Before this she managed the Queensbridge Youth Project in Hackney where she set up the Childrens Fund Local Providers Network and worked with Immediate Theatre to develop the Queensbridge Community Arts Partnership.

Dr Susanne Bosch is an artist and lecturer. Susanne works predominantly in public and on long-term questions, which tackle creative arguments around the ideas of democracy. Recurring themes in her practice are surviving, money and work, as well as migration, societal visions and participation models. She works collaboratively and individually and formally use site- and situation-specific interventions, installations, video, audio and drawing.

Bosch’s work is frequently developed site specifically to actively seek the participation of the general public, often times in the form of discussion and dialogue. She uses dialogical formats and methods such as writing, speaking and listening as well as workshops, seminars and Open Space conferences.. Susanne achieved a PhD about her public artwork in 2012. From 2007-2012, she developed and led the Art in Public master programme at the University of Ulster in Belfast together with Dan Shipsides. She works predominantly in public and on long-term questions, which tackle creative arguments around the ideas of democracy. She is a trained Open Space facilitator (2008) .

She is currently living in Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Berlin.

Michelle Browne is an artist and curator based in Dublin. She studied Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Much of her work is performance based and collaborative. She has performed and exhibited both nationally and internationally

recently taking part in IETM, Project Arts Centre; Risk Lab, Science Gallery; Connections Performance Festival, Cordoba, Argentina and Santiago Chile; Subject to Ongoing Change with The Performance Collective, Galway Arts Centre; Labour, London, Derry, Dublin; Quantified Self, Dublin; The National Review of Live Art, Scotland; European Performance Art Festival, Poland.

In 2009 she was commissioned to make Mind The Gap, a participative public art project, for The Absolute Dublin Fringe Festival.

Michelle is the founder of OUT OF SITE, a festival of live art in public space in Dublin running from 2006-2008.

She curated Vital Signs, an exhibition of arts and health in context for the Arts Council and Create and she was the 2010 curator of TULCA a season of visual art in Galway. She has written for Circa Art Magazine, Visual Artists News Sheet and Create News.

Michelle is currently Artist Advisor to the design team of Dublin City Council’s Grafton Street Quarter Improvement Scheme and board member of Black Church Print Studio.

The CCP Ireland is co-funded by the European Commission and the Arts Council, which houses its offices. Although based at the Arts Council the priorities and objectives are defined by the Commission. The role of the CCP Ireland is to provide practical information, advice and technical assistance and support to those applying for funding under the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013.

It does this by: providing assistance to people applying for funding through the Culture Programme 2007-2013; hosting information seminars and networking events throughout the year assisting people to work trans-nationally across Europe and establish connections and partnerships; helping interested parties engage in collaborative projects with colleagues elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

Claire Feeley is the Producer for Situations (UK), responsible for curating and project managing Situations projects in the UK and internationally. She works closely with artists from early research and concept development though to delivery, responding to the ideas and issues that inform contemporary art practice in the public realm. Prior to joining Situations, she worked at the Serpentine Gallery as project organiser for the 2012 Pavilion designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei and the 2011 Pavilion designed by Peter Zumthor. She was also assistant curator for exhibitions, working on solo presentation by artists including Rosemarie Trockel, Thomas Schütte, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lygia Pape, Anri Sala, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mark Leckey, Nancy Spero, Philippe Parreno and Klara Lidén. As co-founder of tillwehavebuilt.com, a curatorial group that works with artists to produce new works at architectural sites across the UK, she has realised commissions with artists including Becky Beasley, David Raymond Conroy, Richard Healy, Mary Hurrell, Simon Martin, Ursula Mayer, Dennis McNulty, Francesco Pedraglio and Cara Tolmie She has edited several publications on art and architecture, including Peter Zumthor’s catalogue for the 2011 Pavilion, which was awarded the DAM Architectural Book Award.

Niamh McCann trained as an Actor at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London (2003-2006). She has worked with some of the leading theatre companies in the U.K and Ireland inclusive of Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, Rough Magic, ANU Productions, The Gate Theatre, The Abbey Theatre and many more.

Niamh has  also facilitated training and workshops with companies such as RSC , The National Theatre and The Abbey Theatre.

Niamh was also appointed as the key facilitator for the Fast Track to Dance programme ( Project Brand New & Dublin Dance Festival). In April 2013 Niamh became a key member of Live Collision International Festival.  Niamh is currently an associate artist working on The Prosperity Project with Jesse Jones.

In addition, Niamh provides bespoke consultation and workshop sessions for people looking to develop their voice for performance and presentation enviroments, as well as exchanging skills for presentation and performance context.

Michelle Moloney has a background in counselling and worked extensively as a facilitator and trainer in West Cork with a diverse range of groups. Her interest in relationship-building and conflict transformation led her to Northern Ireland in 2007 where she undertook a Masters in Reconciliation Studies with Trinity College Dublin. Following this, she embarked on a Ph.D in conflict transformation, based at the Art College, University of Ulster, Belfast where she conducted in-depth research on the role of community oral history archives in conflict transformation with particular emphasis on the relationship between group process and the delivery of a product. Michelle currently works as an independent researcher, facilitator and trainer.

The Museum of Non Participation is a fictional museum by London-based artists Karen Mirza and Brad Butler. For the duo, the term “non participation” is a useful device for questioning and challenging current conditions of political involvement and resistance.

Recent works include The Exception and the Rule (2009) which navigates the border between UK, India and Pakistan. An Artangel Interaction commission which included a month long public-programme behind a Bethnal Green barbers (2009) and a collaboration with the UK’s largest circulating Pakistani broadsheet: The Daily Jang (The Daily Battle). The film work Deep State (2012) a science fiction inflected protest “training film” which was nominated for the Jarman Award 2012. Whilst Hold Your Ground is a sister video inspired by the events of the Arab Spring, the piece dissects the ‘semantics’ of the crowd, and the resulting performative Speech Act.  Conceived for the site at Canary Wharf this work calls forth the struggle to turn ‘fugitive sounds’ into speech addressing a public predominately in transit. Mirza and Butler have recently completed their first major US exhibition: The New Deal at the Walker Art Centre (2013).

Eve Olney is a cultural theorist and media practitioner whose practice involves exploring cultural themes through the employment of sound, photography and video as both investigative tools of inquiry and modes of representation. Her film-practice led PhD project involved conceptualising conventional archival techniques within an experimental ethnographic film practice using film as an archival method. She is currently exploring similar experimental film practices in a project in which she ethnographically explores The National Sculpture Factory in Cork as a living archive. She works within photography, audio and video.

Eve studied Photography and Film at Napier University before working as script reader/editor as well as production manager and production co-ordinator on short films. Her doctoral project (DIT) located within documentary practice, visual ethnography and cultural studies presents a critical analysis of an ethnographic encounter with a private music collector, Rodney McElrea, and his collection and explores alternative approaches to conceptualising the idea of the archive and archival knowledge through multi-media art practice.

Hilary O’Shaughnessy is an artist, researcher and creative technologist based in Dublin. Her work sits at the intersection of technology, performance and design.

She has worked on stage and screen with many companies in Ireland and created new works with her company Playgroup. She has worked on stage and screen with many companies in Ireland and created new works with her company Playgroup. Their show Berlin Love Tour, based on her life in Berlin toured in 2012 after being nominated for Best Actress (Irish Theatre Awards, Fringe Festival Awards), Best New Writing, and Best Off Site work and hailed by the Irish Times as one of the best shows of 2011.

Hilary created an agency of play, Make and Do, from a research bursary into interactivity and theatre. Hilary has completed a Masters Degree in Interactive Media. Her research focused on the creation of a new methodology for creating digital games based on theatre training methods. Hilary is currently artist in Residence at Project Arts Centre in conjunction with Dublin City Council and the Arts Council. Her residency is based around the idea of cultural acupuncture as a stimulus for city based creativity that is not limited to artists

Dylan Tighe is an actor, writer, musician and director. He holds a BA in Spanish and Italian from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths College London. Work includes: No Worst There is None at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2009 which won Best Production at the 2009 Irish Times Theatre Awards, was nominated for Best Director and Best Sound Design; The Trailer of Bridget Dinnigan- a version of Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba created with and featuring 11 Irish Traveller women; Journey to the End of the Night based on Dylan’s personal diary of a journey on the Trans-Mongolian Express; Medea/Medea (Gate Theatre London, recipient of the 2009 Gate/Headlong New Directions Award). Most recently Dylan has created RECORD, an on-going project which consists of an album, a theatre performance and a series of talks. A radio version of Record for RTÉ was nominated for the Prix Europa Radio Prize 2013.

Full biographies on Create website www.create-ireland.ie

This event is supported by the European Cultural Contact Point.