Cuireadh: Teagmháil idir an Ard-Oideachas agus na hEarnálacha Ealaíon - Cén tábhacht atá leis, conas a tharlaíonn sé agus cén leas atá ann dúinn? – 16.04.2014


Friday, May 9th, 2014 at Croke Park Dublin

(9am to 4.30pm)

Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Ruairí Quinn TD Minister for Education and Skills, will host a day-long symposium (Engagement between the Higher Education and the Arts Sectors - Why is it important, how does it happen, and how do we benefit?)

This symposium - organised with the assistance and support of the Higher Education Authority - will involve a range of speakers including those drawn from the Higher Education and Arts Sectors.

The symposium will examine the engagement between the Higher Education sector and the Arts Sector and pose three core questions:

  •  Session 1 - Arts in Higher Education: Why is it important?
  •  Session 2 - Arts in Higher Education: How does it happen? By sharing positive experiences, can we learn from   each other?
  • Session 3 - Arts in Higher Education: How can Ireland benefit from the Creative Europe 2014 - 2020 programme to deepen the engagement between the Higher Education and the Arts Sectors?

Session 3 will include the involvement of an international guest speaker with considerable experience in relation to Creative Europe 2014 to 2020 - Mr Callum Lee - who will offer advice to institutions and arts organisations on how to make applications for support from this scheme. Over the course of the symposium, poster board presentations - that showcase the extent and breadth of engagement between the sectors - will also be available to view.

Speakers and Session Chairs will include:

  • Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Ruairí Quinn TD, Minister for Education and Skills
  • Professor John Coolahan, Professor Emeritus NUIM and Chair of the Implementation Committee of the Arts in Education Charter
  • Tom Boland, Chief Executive, Higher Education Authority
  • Sheila Pratschke, Chair, Arts Council
  • Orlaith McBride, Director, Arts Council
  • Michael Starrett, Chair, Council of National Cultural Institutions
  • Dr Annie Doona, President, IADT
  • Dr Imelda Lambkin, Director of Ireland's National Support Network for Horizon 2020
  • Professor Patrick Lonergan, Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, School of Humanities, NUI Galway
  • Professor Mícheál ó'Súilleabháin, University of Limerick Founding Director, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
  • Dr John O'Flynn, St Patrick's College Head of Music, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra
  • Mr Callum Lee, BOP Consulting
  • James Hickey, Chief Executive, Irish Film Board

Space is restricted and early registration is advised. Those wishing to attend are asked to register at  Telephone Enquiries can be directed to 064 66 27213.


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