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Working as an Artist in the Regions | A presentation by Dr. Deirdre McQuillan

Saturday, 15 April 2023

A presentation by Dr. Deirdre McQuillan, followed by discussion | Free but booking essential. 

The ARTCAREER project focused on exploring the experiences of working as an artist in the regions of Ireland today. With the support of Droichead Arts Centre, 40 artists were interviewed in Drogheda and the surrounding region between 2021 and 2022. From this study the researchers, Dr Deirdre McQuillan of Technological University Dublin and Prof Elizabeth Keating of the University of Texas at Austin developed the ARTCAREER Matrix to help artists think about and plan their careers. Workshops and focus groups were then held in Dungarvan, Tralee, Ballina, Mullingar, Swords and back to Drogheda in July 2022. 

To finish the project the researchers have drafted their findings and feedback from the regions of Ireland into a policy report for The Arts Council of Ireland titled “Working as an artist in the regions of the Republic of Ireland today”.

  • Type: Arts
  • Time: 15 April 2023 - 14:00 - 16:00
  • Venue:Droichead Arts Centre