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Cultural Networks and the Value of Connecting

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Niamh Brown will present the Artists’ Initiatives Meetings at a free webinar on Cultural Networks and the Value of Connecting, hosted by the Creative Europe Desk Northern Ireland and the Creative Europe Desk Ireland. Connecting with an international cultural network can open doors to new opportunities, co-creation, learning, new ideas and more. Networks can lead to partnerships and projects with like-minded organisations from across Europe and help organisations to access international funding. There is a wide range of international cultural networks, many funded by Creative Europe, across different activities and practices, from informal alliances of culture professionals, to formalised membership bodies.

The aim of this seminar is to present some of these networks and explore how they contribute to the work of culture organisations and individuals. There are many challenges facing artists and cultural organisations from the pressures of COVID-19, to navigating the changing relationship between the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe. We will explore how international connections can persist in this time and what benefits they can bring us. The other speakers who will share their experiences of being involved in networks are Niamh Flanagan from Theatre and Dance Northern Ireland on the IETM Network, David Boyd from Beat Carnival on Trans Europe Halles, and Jenny Traynor from Dance Limerick on the European Dance House Network.

If you would like to join us on Thursday 26 November at 11am, please register here.

Photograph: Niamh Brown at the Professional Networking Participants programme (PNP) in 2019, courtesy of Supermarket Independent Art Fair, Stockholm.

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