Talking Towns is a seminar series organised by the UCD Centre for Irish Towns and UCD Earth Institute. The series aims to spark conversations about the challenges facing Irish towns, the opportunities they offer, and the role of research and policy in bringing about the revitalisation of towns in Ireland.
Co-organised with Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland.
This session will explore the circumstances, challenges and opportunities that making art in the rural presents for those living and working in and across the rural.
Dr Bernadette Quinn (Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts & Tourism, Technological University Dublin) 'Harnessing digital infrastructures to make art in the rural'
Dr Anthony Schrag (Senior Lecturer in Arts Management and Cultural Policy, Queen
Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland) '"Not Solutions Focused": arts organisations operating in remote and rural areas - findings and discussions from the Rural Arts Network Scotland'
Dr Victoria Durrer (Ad Astra Fellow in Cultural Policy, UCD) and Dr Aoife McGrath (Senior Lecturer, Queens University Belfast) 'Sites of Significance: Understanding the dance ecology in rural border areas'
Chair: Orla Murphy (Centre for Irish Towns/UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy)