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A Night-Time Economy forum takes place in Dublin this month

A Night-Time Economy forum takes place in Dublin this month

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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.

As part of its remit with the Night Time Economy Taskforce, the Arts Council’s day forum (2pm to 5pm) will be focusing on Action 3 of the taskforce report, which is:

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.”

Those who wish to attend in person can register via Eventbrite, but the event will also stream live on the Arts Council Youtube also.

Event overview..


1.30pm: Registration

Tea/Coffee on Arrival
2pm: Welcome

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)