Today, we welcomed over 150 delegates representing arts organisations from all over Ireland, who took
part in a one day conference on all things digital, specifically for the arts at The Foundry, Google’s digital innovation centre at its EMEA HQ in Dublin.
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Sheila Pratschke, Chair of the Arts Council and Kathryn O’Donoghue, Director of Ad Quality, EMEA, Google, were all on hand to start the day.
Attendees benefitted from sessions covering topics such as ‘The Irish Digital Landscape’, ‘How to increase your online presence’ and ‘You Tube’. Also part of the day was a panel session where three of the organisations who have benefitted from the Google mentorship scheme shared what they have learned from their longer term mentoring by Google staff volunteers. We were all truly impressed by the achievements of The Irish Chamber Orchestra, The Civic Theatre and the National Gallery.
This is the fourth year of the ‘Google @ the arts’ day. The partnership with Google has gone from strength to strength. This partnership has allowed the arts to have access to the best expertise that is available to commercial clients. In participating in the scheme, Google is doing what it does best, just doing it for the arts. We are extremely grateful to all the Google people who give their free time and their expertise to benefit the arts community- it makes a real difference.
We hope all of you who attended found the experience worthwhile, and if you missed it…there’s always next year….
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