Arts Audiences, in association with Audiences NI, and funded by the The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, are delighted to be collaborating on this programme for 2015. The course is delivered by Irish Times Training and Ulster University. This year, six of the nineteen participants are from the North. We welcome the opportunity to grow relationships between producing organisations on the island of Ireland. The June module of the course will take place at Ulster University in Belfast, giving further opportunities for networking between north and south.
Today, February 25th at Irish Times Training, nineteen students, from producing organisations North and South, were welcomed to their first day of studies. All nineteen will be awarded a Certificate in Management Practice from University of Ulster in September and will produce audience development plans for their organisations as well as working on their own strategic planning, project management and leadership skills as part of their coursework. From 2012-2014, Arts Audiences ran the Audience Development Programme for venues and festivals, but this year for the first time, the course is aimed specifically at producing organisations.
We wish all the students well and congratulate them on committing the time and resources to developing audiences for their organisations:
Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Allin Gray; Pan Pan Aoife White; Music Network Louise Walsh: Corn Exchange Lucy Ryan; Temple Bar Gallery & Studios Rayne Booth; Opera Theatre Company Sorcha Carroll; Na Piobairi Uileann Emmett Gill; Fishamble: The New Play Company Marketa Dowling; Improvised Music Company Aoife Concannon; Irish National Youth Ballet Katharine Lewis; Irish Architecture Foundation Sile Stewart; Decadent Owen Barnes; Age & Opportunity Joyce Dunne; Moving On Music Mick Bonner; Golden Thread Gallery Sarah McAvera; Aishling Ghear Carrie Anne McAlonan McCrudden; Kids in Control Grainne Woods; Arts & Disability Forum Chris Ledger; Prime Cut Productions Una Nic Eoin.