Marketplace 2015- application deadline extended to this Friday, July 4

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Calling all Venue Managers, Promoters, Producers and Venue Networks;


Arts Audiences is happy to invite applications for Marketplace 2015.  An initiative of Arts Audiences and The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Marketplace will be managed again in 2014 by Audiences NI. This project, now in its third year, brings promoters and venues together, building a framework for venues and networks to articulate their needs in terms of tours and audience response; and for promoters to respond and test programme ideas. Marketplace will take place between September and December of 2015 with final dates to be confirmed.

If you would like to be considered for participation in Marketplace 2015, please click here  to register your interest.

All participants must be available for all suitable workshops, have an interest in working in partnerships with either venues or promoters and be motivated to learn and to develop their professional and personal competences.  The deadline for registrations is Monday 29th June.



Of those who attended Marketplace 2014, 100% were keen to see it happen again and would have recommended participation to others.  Some feedback from participants included:

  • “Good conversations, practical outcomes.”
  • “The workshops provided a great opportunity to network with focused discussion and was very well facilitated”.
  • “Extremely useful, it was less classroom based and more useful than much of what I’ve been to before”.


For venues, Marketplace will aim to assist in articulating and communicating the needs of their audiences for work in various art forms, build on the work of existing relationships, and facilitate new ones, facilitate early input from venues into programme ideas

For promoters (those who produce work e.g. production companies) Marketplace aims to, inform them about audiences at the different venues and networks , allow space for programme ideas to be tested and generated and facilitate conversations with venues about existing and potential new partnerships


Venue Managers/Creative Directors/Producers/Promoters/Senior staff from network organisations.


It has been decided to expand the size of Marketplace in 2015 from 40 to 50 participants in total, chosen through a process of selection and application. Marketplace is not limited to the subsidised sector, but is for venues and promoters with a key ambition to tour around Ireland.

The deadline for registrations has been extended to Friday, July 3rd.


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