The Arts Council of Ireland is putting on the first annual Night-Time Economy forum this month on Tuesday January 17th at the National Gallery of Ireland.
To Facilitate arts and cultural/event spaces to work together and facilitate more use of publicly-owned cultural buildings and heritage sites for events.
Host an annual forum to develop and encourage new initiatives and partnerships and new thinking which could include several specific initiatives arising from the sector to be held annually – models such as Museums and Galleries at Night UK provide successful examples of iconic cultural and heritage spaces being used in a structured way for new Night-Time Economy uses.
With that in mind, the Night-Time Economy forum programme aims to “bring together a range of international, national and local perspectives on emerging trends and initiatives in relation to the development of the arts and the night-time economy.”
Tea/Coffee on Arrival
MC: Robbie Kitt
The Arts Council (speaker TBC)
2.10pm – 2.40pm: Keynote address: Insights and learnings from other international cities and towns, by Professor Terry Stevens
2.40pm – 3.20pm: Panel Session 1: The opportunities for innovation and the night time economy
Chaired by Robbie Kitt
Mirik Milan, CEO Vibe Lab and former Night Mayor, Amsterdam
Michelle Carew, Arts Officer, Cork City Council
Sinead O’Reilly, Local, Place and Public Art Manager, Arts Council
3.20pm-3.35pm – Tea/Coffee Break
3.35pm – 4.20pm: Panel Session 2: Artists, Arts and Cultural Organisations and the night time experience
Chaired by Ruth McGowan, CEO Dublin Fringe Festival
Lucy Durack, Head of Audiences and Development, IMMA
Emilie Conway, Vocal Jazz Artist
Cara Trant, Director/Curator, Kerry Writers’ Museum
Emma Nee Haslam, Manager, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre
4.20pm: Rapporteur: Saoirse Smith, Actor/Comedian
4.40pm: Closing Remarks (speaker TBC)