10am : REGISTRATION
Meet and Greet with tea and coffee.
10:30-10:40am : WELCOME ADDRESS
Sile Penkert, CEO Garter Lane Arts Centre
10:40-11:40am : DISCOURSE ONE: Dance making/Making a living?
An informative, honest and thought-provoking discussion around the issue of artist’s wages and their current working conditions.
Panellist to include local & national Independent Dance Artists – Áine Stapleton, Maria Svensson, Trish Murphy & Becci Whelan
4 dance artists tell their story of Professional Practice in the regional, national and Southeast context. Can we make a living as dance artists/choreographers wishing to make and tour new work?
11:45-11:50am : Introduction to a proposed Dance Strategy for Waterford 2020
Short overview of aims/objectives of a proposed dance strategy plan for Waterford. In conjunction with Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council.
12-1pm : DISCOURSE TWO: Maintaining Ambition in a Limited Funding Environment
A chaired discussion on the obstacles faced in making, producing or programming high quality dance projects in a regional context – within a limited funding environment. What can we do to keep ambitious in our practices?
Chairperson: Miriam Dunne (Festivals & Events Programmer)
Panellist include Mangan (CEO Carlow Arts Festival), Elizabeth Whyte (CEO Wexford Arts Centre) & Mary Boland (Theatre Royal Programme Manager).
1-2pm : Closing Lunch
A further opportunity for Symposium participants to network/chat over lunch provided by The Granary (included in ticket price)
€20 unwaged /€30 waged & Lunch included
A limited number of Free Bursaries to attend are available, please email email@example.com to apply. This Symposium is part of Jolt Dance Week
Generously Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Waterford City & County Council & Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland
Dance Artist in Residence