18 & 19 October Marina Market, Cork
We’re really looking forward to welcoming you in Cork for Tomorrow. Together | Amárach. Le chéile. Please see below for some important information ahead of the event.
The venue for our day sessions and artistic programme is the Marina Market, Centre Park Road, Cork, T12 YX76 (location note you can also enter from the waterside). The space we’re using is the Graffiti Room and our registration will be just outside there (look out for the Theatre Forum pop-up). Once you register, we’ll give you a €30 voucher to spend at the food stalls on your lunches and coffees If you don’t use it all in this visit, you can use the voucher again on another visit.
Our registration will be open from 10am for those that wish to come early.
The market is fully accessible and there is parking on-site too.
It’s a heated indoor space but given that it is an old warehouse it would be a good idea to dress warmly!
We’ll begin our evening in the Marina Market (moving to the Event Room) for our artistic programme. This will conclude by 7.30pm. We’re then going to move to The Old Town Whiskey Bar at the Bodega (walking route/driving route). We’ll have food there at 8.15pm.
Tomorrow. Together | Amárach. Le chéile will be a series of conversations interspersed with provocations looking at what can we do now to make tomorrow better for artists, our sector, our society, and our planet.
Tuesday 18 October
11:15-12.45 – Talking Audiences A Theatre Forum & Ticketsolve co-production
For arts centres, theatres and festivals with box-office systems, a three-part session presented in partnership with Ticketsolve to focus on marketing permissions, the Arts Council’s planned Communications Campaign, and Audience Numbers 2023.
In various Marketing Forum sessions since May, you’ll have heard about audiences’ interests, how to retain and develop new audiences as well as what we can do to win back the small numbers of people holding out to come back. This Talking Audiences discussion is your opportunity to tell us what information will be useful in planning your marketing campaigns and audience development strategies into 2023.
Sign up for a planned online programme for venues and theatres to change your database, privacy and marketing permissions approach to a legitimate interest one by early January 2023. Programme design and delivery by Katy & Lucy.
Arts Council Communications Campaign
Preview the upcoming Arts Council’s communications media plan and campaign proposals designed to remind people of the value of the live performance experience.
Audience numbers 2023
We’d like to hear about what quantitative ticket data and qualitative information about audience attitudes would inform your programme and marketing decision making. During this session, Katy and Heather will explore what audience benchmarks would be most useful to you and how to extract them from ticket bookings/sales reports as well as post-show surveys to benchmark your own performance against other similar venues.
12:00 – Registration & lunch in the Marina Market
At registration, you’ll get your badge and your Marina Market voucher which you can use at the food and coffee stalls over the two days.
13:15 – Opening get to know you session
Find out who is in the room.
14:00 – Welcome
Setting the context and our ambitions for Tomorrow. Together | Amárach. Le chéile
14:15 – David Byrne, Artistic Director, New Diorama Theatre on Intervention 01
New Diorama has announced that it will present no public programme for the rest of the year. The London studio will instead offer a moment of full artistic reset, aiming to rejuvenate theatre’s status quo – Intervention 01. David Byrne said:‘Post-pandemic, we promised to listen more and do better. The sheer catalytic energy required to ‘bring theatre back’ has left artists on the brink of burn-out and exhaustion. So New Diorama are going to do the most radical thing we can imagine: stop. Marking a once-in-a-generation moment, we’ll work behind the scenes to return in 2023 with a renewed artistic vision, a re-energised artist family, and our boldest-ever slate of work.’
14:45 Discussion time
We’re going to break into small discussion groups. There will be flip chart paper, pens and themes to discuss.
How can we create a more equitable and mutually beneficial sharing of resources?
How can we involve the artist family in all decision making?
15:10 Coffee break
15:45 – Anna Rispoli on the Common Wallet, a new definition of fairness
Artist Anna Rispoli is part of Common Wallet, a union of Brussels-based artists who, since January 2018, live out of a common bank account. Hear more about how the Common Wallet works and ask questions about this radical definition of fairness in an artist community.
16:15 – Theatre Forum agus Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Tá comhoibriú idir Theatre Forum agus Ealaín na Gaeltachta ina ndéanfar seisiún a léiriú le plé agus scagadh a dhéanamh ar an gcaoi is fearr le comhoibrithe inmharthanacha atá saibhir a chruthú, a ghabhfaidh chun sochar don earnáil ealaíona ina h-iomláine.
Ar an bpainéal, tá Marianne Ní Chinnéide, Ceannasaí Léiriúcháin agus Coimeádaíochta, Ionad Uí Dhonnchadha Drámaíocht, Amharclannaíocht agus Taibhléiriú (Cathaoirleach); Zoe Ni Ríordáin, Amharclannóir; Dara McGee, Stiúrthóir Ealaíne, Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr; Niamh Ní Chonchubhair, Stiúrthóir Ealaíne, axis Ballymun; Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, Stiúrthóir Oibríochtaí & Acmhainní Daonna, TG4. Beidh aistriúchán comhuaineach beo ó Ghaeilge go Béarla ar fáil le linn an seisiún.
Theatre Forum and Ealaín na Gaeltachta have come together to curate a session around how can we create sustainable and enriching collaborations across art forms that nurture our sector as a whole?
The panel includes Marianne Ní Chinnéide, Ceannasaí Léiriúcháin agus Coimeádaíochta, Ionad Uí Dhonnchadha Drámaíocht, Amharclannaíocht agus Taibhléiriú (Chair), Zoe Ni Riordain: Theatre Maker: Dara McGee, Stiúrthóir Ealaíne, Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Niamh Ní Chonchubhair, Stiúrthóir Ealaíne, axis Ballymun, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, Stiúrthóir Oibríochtaí & Acmhainní Daonna, TG4 and their conversation will be live translated.
17:15-18.00 Discussion time
We’re going to break into small discussion groups.There will be flip chart paper, pens and themes to discuss.What about new more equitable models of production and presentation?What do we need to do to foster rich and rewarding collaborations within our sector?
18:30 – Artistic Programme curated by Cork Midsummer Festival
Taking the theme of Tomorrow. Together, we will gather to experience a project born in the pandemic that has inspired new ways of engaging with audiences, a dynamic sharing of work by an exciting collective of emerging Cork artists and original music developed and performed by hugely talented young rappers and singers from Knocknaheeny.
Lullaby for the City (in a Time of Pandemic) by John O’Brien
For the 2021 Cork Midsummer Festival, composer John O’Brien wrote a lullaby for Cork city. An orchestra travelled to two city centre communities where the lullaby was performed live and outdoors for audiences of all ages. For Tomorrow. Together, a 20 piece orchestra made up of some of Cork’s finest musicians will perform the lullaby in another unexpected location – a warehouse space.
EPG – a work in progress sharing by by Raphael Olympio
Cork rapper and spoken word artist Raphael Olympio and his team have recently begun experimenting with methods to enhance his performances by bringing them to life using theatrical approaches, moving away from the usual approach of a solo MC with a microphone and DJ. Aiming to develop this approach, Raphael will recount his tale of what has been taken from him and his ancestors due to exploitation, power, and greed in his piece EPG. Directed by Andrea Williams and Aaron Cowming, and performed by Raphael, Aaron, Erin McCarthy, Blessing Mhlanga and Mark Mavambu.
The Kabin Studio: Misneach, Jamie ‘The King’ & MC Tiny
Young rappers, singers and songwriters from The Kabin Studio in Knocknaheeny perform their original music. Misneach are a collective of young women at The Kabin Studio whose music is focused on female empowerment, with the goal of encouraging young women to be themselves, and educating the community on the many challenges faced. MC Tiny performs his first solo music video Good Life, released September 2022. Lyrics and music have been developed through rap and songwriting projects with GMCBeats at The Kabin Studio in Knocknaheeny, supported by Music Generation Cork City.
20:00 – Dinner in the Bodega
Once the artistic programme is over, we’ll move over to The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega for some food and chats.
Wednesday 19 October
10:00 – Join us for circle talks
An informal grouping of conversations based on what you want to discuss.
10:45 – Today, together we can smash language barriers
An interactive session facilitated by Tatiana Santos of Mother Tongues
Language is something so natural that we often take it for granted. We talk, write, communicate, exchange ideas and feelings through language, but what has changed since Ireland has become a multilingual country? How has our language and communication evolved to respond to linguistic diversity, and what actions can we take collectively to smash language barriers for artists? Join this interactive session to reflect on small changes that can have a big impact on you and the artists you work with.
12.30-13.00 – How will we smash barriers today and tomorrow?
An open mic session hosted by Tatiana Santos and David Francis Moore.In this closing session, everyone is invited to share initiatives already in place plus the actions they commit to today to remove barriers to artists’ full participation in tomorrow’s arts festivals, centres, productions, and communities.
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch & Close
Our evening programme is curated by Cork Midsummer Festival and will take place in the Market and then we’ll be heading out for food and chats in the The Old Town Whiskey Bar at the Bodega. Remember that your ticket includes access to all sessions on both days, the evening artistic programme, dinner, and the Marina Market voucher.
David Byrne is a theatre director, playwright and Artistic Director & CEO of London’s New Diorama Theatre. David is the recipient of several Peter Brook Awards, the Off-West End Award for Best Artistic Director, the Enfant Terribles Prize, and under his leadership New Diorama having won Fringe Theatre of the Year multiple times at The Stage Awards, including in 2022.
David is currently listed as number 33 of The Stage’s 100 most influential people currently working in UK theatre – with productions he has written and directed being performed across the UK and all around the world. Recent productions include Secret Life of Humans and The Incident Room – both of which secured Off-Broadway transfers, are published by Nick Hern Book, and have multiple new international productions planned for 2023.
Tá Dara McGee ina Stiúrthóir Ealaíne ag Áras Éanna ó Mhárta 2017 amach. Roimh sin, d’oibrigh Dara mar ealaíontóir, dearthóir seit agus péintéir radharcra féinfhostaithe in earnálacha an Scannáin, na Drámaíochta agus na Teilifíse. Chaith Dara tréimhsí ag obair le compántais drámaíochta leithéidí Druid, Macnas, Siamsa Tíre, An Taibhdhearc agus Decadent. I measc a chuid obair teilifíse bhí tionscadail do TG4, RTÉ agus BBC. Bhí Dara ina dearthóir léiriúcháin ar ‘Cré na Cille’ don gcomhlacht léiriúcháin ROSG. Bhain sé amach céim BA (onóracha) sa mhínealaín ó Choláiste Ollscoil Ealaíne Uladh, Béal Feirste agus tá cuid mhaith grúpthaispeántas agus taispeántas aonair curtha ar bun aige. Anuas air sin, tá seónna ealaíon beo curtha i láthair ag Dara in Éirinn, Albain, An Bhreatain Bheag, SAM, Ceanada, an Iorua, an Bheilg agus san Afraic.
Mar ealaíontóir, tá súil ag Dara go mbeidh toradh ar a chur chuige i mbun clárú agus imeachtaí a thugann tús áite don ealaíontóir, chun go bhfásfaidh Áras Éanna, atá lonnaithe ar oileán álainn Inis Oirr, ina spás atá cruthaitheach, uathúil agus speisialta araon.
Dara McGee has been Artistic director at Áras Éanna since March 2017. Previous to this Dara worked as a freelance artist, set designer and scenic painter working in Film, Theatre and Television. Dara has worked with theatre companies such as Druid, Macnas, Siamsa Tíre, An Taibhdhearc and Decadent. Film and TV work includes projects for TG4, RTÉ, BBC. Dara was production designer on ‘Cré na Cille’ for ROSG productions.
Dara holds a BA(hons) Fine Art from Ulster University Art College, Belfast and has had many solo and group exhibitions. Dara has also performed live Art shows in Ireland, Scotland Wales, USA, Canada, Norway, Belgium and Africa.
As an artist Dara hopes that his artist-led approach to the programming and activities will see Áras Éanna flourish to be a unique, special and creative space on the beautiful island of Inis Oírr.
Marianne Ní Chinnéide
Is léachtóir le Drámaíocht, Amharclannaíocht agus Taibhiú ag Ollscoil Náisiúnta na hÉireann, an Ghaillimh, agus Ceann Léiriúcháin ag Ionad Drámaíochta, Amharclannaíochta agus Taibhithe Uí Dhonnchú, í Marianne Ní Chinnéide. Bhí sí ina Comhchathaoirleach ar IFTR 2021 agus Tionólaí ar Chlár Sóisialta IFTR 2021. Is í an comh-phríomhthaighdeoir ar an tionscadal taighde de chuid Eoraip Chruthaitheach JEUNE THEATRE EUROPEEN JEUNE PUBLIC a mhaoiníodh le déanaí. Tá sí ina príomhthaighdeoir, bunaitheoir agus ball den chomharghrúpa taibhithe agus taighde Giorria (http://giorriatheatre.com/), grúpa d’ealaíontóirí agus taighdeoirí Gaeilge atá ag iarraidh talamh úr a bhriseadh sna healaíona trí theanga mhionlaithe na Gaeilge. Tá sí ina príomhthaighdeoir Éireannach ar an tionscadal Ceangal/Cwlwm, a bhíonn ag iarraidh múnla comhdhála nua a chruthú atá saindeartha do na healaíona i dteangacha mionlaithe.
Anuas air sin, tá Ní Chinnéide ina déantóir amharclannaíochta agus bainisteoir ealaíon le 25 bliana de thaithí gairmiúil mar léiritheoir agus stiúrthóir i dTaibhiú, sa Ghaeilge, agus na hEalaíona Traidisiúnta. I measc na bpíosaí a bhí sí ina stiúrthóir orthu le déanaí tá ‘Faoi Scáth, Le Chéile’ i gCorca Dhuibhne (maoinithe ag Sparánacht Tionscadail ó Chomhairle Ealaíon na hÉireann), ‘Cláirseacha ina dTost’ d’Fhéile Amharclannaíocht na Gaillimhe (maoinithe ag Sparánacht Tionscadail ó Chomhairle Ealaíon na hÉireann), agus ‘STRINGS, ROPES AND CHAINS: Silencing the Voice of a People’ d’Amharclann na Mainistreach, Amharclann Náisiúnta na hÉireann (maoinithe ag Ealaín na Gaeltachta agus Sparánacht 5X5 ó Amharclann na Mainistreach). Bhí sí ina comhstiúrthóir ar ‘Dún na mBan Trí Thine’ le hÉilís Ní Dhuibhne do Thaibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, Amharclann Náisiúnta na Gaeilge agus Féile Idirnáisiúnta Ealaíona na Gaillimhe. Chaith Ní Chinnéide sé bhliana ina Príomhfheidhmeannach ar Ionad Ealaíon Shiamsa Tíre i dTrá Lí, Co. Chiarraí, áit a bhí sí freagrach as cláir a chur i dtoll a chéile don amhrclann agus do na spásanna físealaíne araon, anuas ar bheith ina léiritheoir ar chompántas léiriúcháin Amharclann Náisiúnta Tíre na hÉireann dá chamchuairteanna náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta, camchuairt ar fud Veiniséala san áireamh. I láthair na huaire tá sí ina Cathaoirleach ar Fhéile Amharclannaíocht na Gaillimhe, ina ball de bhord Ionad Ealaíon Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr, agus tá sí ina Stiúrthóir Ealaíne ar chlár ‘the Arts in Action’ do COÉ, an Ghaillimh.
Marianne Ní Chinnéide/ Kennedy is a lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at The National University of Ireland, Galway and the Head of Production of The O’ Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance. Kennedy was Co-Chair of IFTR 2021 and Convenor of the Social Programme of IFTR 2021. She is the joint Irish PI on the recently awarded Creative Europe research project JEUNE THEATRE EUROPEEN JEUNE PUBLIC. Kennedy is the lead researcher, founder and a member of the performance and research collective Giorria (http://giorriatheatre.com/ ), a group of Irish language artists and researchers striving to push new boundaries in the arts in and through the minoritised language of Irish. She is Irish PI of the Ceangal/Cwlwm project, which seeks to create a new conference model designed specifically for the Arts of minoritised communities. Kennedy is also is a theatre-maker and arts manager with 25 years professional experience as a producer and director in the Performing, Irish language and Traditional Arts. Recent directing credits include ‘Faoi Scáth, le Chéile’ in West Kerry (funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Project Award), Cláirseach ina Tost for Galway Theatre Festival (funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Project Award), STRINGS, ROPES AND CHAINS: Silencing the Voice of a People for the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre (funded by Ealaín na Gaeltachta and the Abbey 5×5 Award). She co-directed Dún na mBan Trí Thine by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne for Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, The National Theatre of the Irish Language and the Galway International Arts Festival. Kennedy has also spent six years as the CEO of Siamsa Tire, Arts Centre in Tralee, Co. Kerry where she programmed the theatre and visual arts spaces as well as being producer of the National Folk Theatre of Ireland performing company for their national and international tours including an nationwide tour of Venezuela. She current Chairperson of Galway Theatre Festival and board member of Áras Éanna Arts Centre, Inis Oirr and is Artistic Director of the Arts in Action programme for NUIGalway.
Niamh Ní Chonchubhair
Tá Niamh Ní Chonchubhair ina Stiúrthóir ar axis:Baile Munna, ionad léiriúcháin agus stáitsithe agus eagras forbairt ealaíon. Bhain sí amach céim BA i Léann na hAmharclannaíochta agus NuaGhaeilge ó Choláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath. Le deich mbliana anuas tá sí ag obair mar dhuine déanta clár agus léiritheoir féinfhostaithe. I measc a saothair léiriúcháin is déanaí tá ‘#minefield’ agus ‘Charlie’s a Clepto’ le Clare Monnelly, ‘They Windy Lady’ le Pom Boyd, ‘Eoghainín na nÉan agus Íosagáin’ le Colm Ó Foghlú, ‘Granuaile, Pirate Queen’ le Gabrielle Breathnach agus Veronica Coburn, ‘The Hijabi Monologues’ i gcomhpháirt le The British Council agus an Chomhairle um Inimircigh in Éirinn, ‘Waiting for Elvis’ le Eileen Gibbons, agus ‘The Parting Glass’ (camchuairt náisiúnta, Nua Eabhrac, Páras, Stócólm).
Roimh di bheith ag obair leis an xis, chaith sí tréimhse ina héascaitheoir agus comhordaitheoir tionscadail féinfhostaithe do bhunscoileanna agus d’Fheidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte. Bhí Niamh ina rannpháirtí ar Chlár IVLP de chuid Roinn Stát SAM, ag déanamh fiosrú ar an athrú sóisialta trí mheán na n-ealaíon, agus ar chlár na Cathracha Idirchultúrtha le Comhairle na hEorpa. Is iarbhall í de bhord Arts & Disability Ireland, Theatre Forum Ireland agus an comhlacht amharclannaíocht oideachasúil TEAM. Is ball boird reatha í den Ireland United States Alumni Association.
Bronnadh sparánacht uirthi le bheith rannpháirteach sa chlár Next Generation ag On The Edge, tionól domhanda Amharclannaíochta do Lucht Féachana Óg i Birmingham Sasana, agus bronnadh sparánacht Fraincíse uirthi le staidéar a dhéanamh ag an Centre Culturel Irlandais i bPáras.
Niamh Ní Chonchubhair is Director at axis: Ballymun, a producing and receiving venue and an arts development organisation. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and Modern Irish from Trinity College Dublin. Over the past ten years she has worked as a freelancer, a programmer and a producer. Recent production credits include ‘#minefield’ and ‘Charlie’s a Clepto’ by Clare Monnelly, ‘They Windy Lady’ by Pom Boyd, ‘Eoghainín na nÉan agus Íosagáin’ le Colm Ó Foghlú, ‘Granuaile, Pirate Queen’ by Gabrielle Breathnach and Veronica Coburn, ‘The Hijabi Monologues’ with The British Council and The Immigrant Council of Ireland, ‘Waiting for Elvis’ by Eileen Gibbons, and ‘The Parting Glass’ (national tour, New York, Paris, Stockholm).
Prior to her work with axis she worked as a freelance facilitator and project co-ordinator for primary schools and for the HSE. Niamh was a participant on the U.S. State Department’s IVLP Program exploring social change through the arts, and the Intercultural Cities programme with the Council of Europe. She is a former board member of Arts & Disability Ireland, Theatre Forum Ireland and TEAM Educational Theatre Co. and is currently a board member of The Ireland United States Alumni Association.
She was awarded a bursary to participate in the Next Generation programme at Ón The Edge global gathering of Theatre for Young Audiences in Birmingham, and was awarded a French Language Bursary to study at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.
Zoe Ní Riordáin
Is déantóir amharclannaíochta, scannáin agus ceoil ó Bhaile Átha Cliath í Zoe Ní Riordáin. Tá sí ina comhstiúrthóir ealaíne ar One Two One Two, i dteannta Maud Lee. Chuaigh a saothar, atá molta go hard ag criticeoirí, ar chamchuairt go náisiúnta agus go hidirnáisiúnta ó 2014 amach. I measc a saothar is déanaí tá an gearrscannán ‘Dúirt Tú’, a bhuaigh an duais don stiúrthóir is fearr ag Féile Idirnáisiúnta Scannáin Chorcaigh 2020; ‘Everything I Do’ (a bhuaigh duais don Taibheoir is Fearr ag Fringe Bhaile Átha Cliath 2019); agus ‘Recovery’ (a bhuaigh duais Romilly Walton Masters don amharclannaíocht thurgnamhach). Tá One Two One Two tiomanta d’obair dhúshlánach mhothúchánach le spiorad na heachtraíochta a chruthú. Is ealaíontóir comhlach le Pan Pan Theatre í Zoe agus tá One Two One Two ina ealaíontóirí cónaithe ag Project Arts Centre, Baile Átha Cliath. Sa bhliain 2020 bronnadh Duais Markievicz ar Zoe ag Roinn an Chultúir chun saothar nua a fhorbairt faoin Dr. Ada English. I láthair na huaire tá One Two One Two ag obair chun dhá scannán Gaeilge – ‘Tar Anseo’ agus ‘Éist Liom’ – a chríochnú, agus ba cheart go mbeidh céadléiriú á dhéanamh ar na saothair seo go luath. Bhain Zoe Comhaltacht Clore de chuid an Chomhairle Ealaíon do 2022/23.
Zoe Ní Riordáin is a theatre, film and music maker from Dublin. She is co-artistic director of One Two One Two with Maud Lee. Their critically acclaimed work has toured nationally and internationally since 2014. Recent work includes short film Dúirt Tú (you said), received Best Director award at Cork International Film Festival 2020; Everything I Do, (winner of Best Performer at Dublin Fringe Awards 2019): Recovery; (received Romilly Walton Masters award for experimental theatre 2018). One Two One Two are committed to making challenging and heartfelt work with a spirit of adventure. Zoe is an associate artist with Pan Pan Theatre and One Two One Two are resident artists at Project Arts Centre Dublin. In 2020, Zoe received the Markievicz Award from the Department of Culture to develop a new work about Dr. Ada English. One Two One Two are currently completing two Irish language films, Tar Anseo (come here) and Éist liom (listen to me), due to premiere in the coming months. Zoe received a Clore Fellowship from the Arts Council for 2022/23.
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh
Is as Conamara do Trevor Ó Clochartaigh agus paisean saoil aige riamh anall do na healaíona, na meáin, cultúr agus an Ghaeilge.
Tar éis dó bheith bainteach le cúrsaí drámaíochta agus é i mbun staidéir ag Coláiste na hOllscoile, An Ghaillimh, bhunaigh sé compántas amharclannaíocht Ghaeilge, Na Fánaithe, agus ina dhiaidh sin bhí sé ina Stiúrthóir Ealaíne ag an Taibhdhearc, roimh dó traenáil a dhéanamh mar Léiritheoir Teilifíse. Bhí sé lárnach maidir le bunú sraith shobaldhráma TG4, ‘Ros na Rún’, agus chaith sé tréimhsí ag obair ar léiriúcháin eile de chuid TG4 agus RTÉ.
Theagasc sé drámaíocht i scoileanna ar fud na gceantracha Gaeltachta agus sholáthraigh sé clár de cheardlanna drámaíochta agus scoileanna samhraidh idirnáisiúnta sna teangacha Gaelacha do dhaoine fásta óga ó Éirinn agus Albain. B’é Trevor a bhunaigh an nuachtán náisiúnta Gaeilge duaisbhuacach Gaelscéal. Chaith sé seal de bhlianta ag obair in earnáil an fhorbairt phobail chomh maith, ag bainistiú comhlacht ionchuimsithe shóisialta, oideachais agus forbartha eacnaimaíche a d’fhreastal ar Chois Fharraige uilig, sarar toghadh é ina Sheanadóir ag Pairlimint na hÉireann, áit a d’oibrigh sé ar feadh 7 mbliana. Le linn na tréimhse sin bhí sé dírithe go príomha ar cheisteanna tuaithe, teanga, cultúir, cearta daonna agus an diaspóra. D’fhill sé ansin ar na meáin agus tá sé anois ina Stiúrthóir Oibríochtaí agus Acmhainní Daonna le TG4.
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh is from Connemara and has had a lifelong passion for the arts, media, culture & the Irish language.
After becoming involved in drama while studying at the University of Galway, he set up the Irish language theatre company, Na Fánaithe and then worked as Artistic Director of An Taibhdhearc before training as a TV Producer. Central to the setting up of TG4’s drama series ‘Ros na Rún’, he also worked on other TV productions for TG4 and RTÉ.
He taught drama in schools throughout the Gaeltacht regions and delivered a programme of drama workshops and international Summer schools in Gaelic for young adults from Ireland and Scotland. Trevor also established the award winning national Irish language newspaper, ‘Gaelscéal’.
He worked in community development for a number of years as well, managing a social inclusion, education and economic development company, serving all of South Connemara before his election as a Senator to the Irish Parliament where he served for 7 years. There he focused on rural affairs, language, culture, human rights, and diaspora issues before returning to media, where he is now Director of Operations and HR for TG4.
Anna Rispoli is an Italian artist and director, who lives and works in Brussels. She was a member of the artists collective ZimmerFrei, who participated in numerous international festivals and exhibitions such as the 50th Biennale di Venezia, Manifesta 07, Biennale Valencia, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Visions du Réel Nyon, Festival Internationale del Film di Roma, Torino Film Festival, or Film Fest Gent. Anna Rispoli works across the boundaries of the artistic creation with civil space, making a performative use of the urban fabric in order to explore the relationship between humans, cities, and identities. Her works include Les Marches de la Bourse in which she reunited political activists of the last fifty years in a meta-demonstration claiming the right to demonstrate. Her series of shows Vorrei tanto tornare a casa as a tool for apartment block’s residents to rethink their attitude towards cohabitation, and the Waterfront Cyclewith pieces produced in Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Kortrijk and Abu Dhabi. In the 2020 project A certain value, Rispoli developed a participative performance out of her research exploring mutualization practices developed by five European communities.
Anna Rispoli is part of Common Wallet, a union of Brussels-based artists with a practice of economic solidarity. In 2021, she created the opening speech Einkommen. Die bedingungslose Rede for Wiener Festwochen.
Tatiana Santos is a Racial Justice Tutor, Cultural Mediator and Socially Engaged Artist. In 2020, she completed her Master in Dispute Resolution — her dissertation, called “New Kid on the Black: an immigrant woman of colour transforming ethnic conflicts in Ireland”, is focused on the potential of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding to create bridges when it comes to Afrophobia. Since 2018, she has been facilitating talking circles and artistic activities to encourage equity and integration through culture and education, having worked with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Dublin Council, CDETB and currently working as the Intercultural Network Facilitator for Artists at Mother Tongues.