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Research Questionaire

Christopher Rippingale is a student of the Masters of Science in Business Information Systems at NUI Galway, Ireland. As part of his studies, he is researching people’s habits, interests, likes and dislikes as regards arts and entertainment and the relationship these have with the use of computers and the internet.

Please complete a short questionnaire which will take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The questionnaire can be accessed at…

Please be assured that…

1.   All information received will be completely confidential and used only for the purpose of this research

2.   This is a research experiment so there are no right or wrong answers. Please answer completely and truthfully as your answers are of the utmost importance.

3.   All respondents will remain completely anonymous within the context of the questionnaire

4.   Your response will be compiled along with all others to provide an overall result. Therefore no individual responses will be reported within the context of the research.

5.   You will not receive any spam or advertisement emails should you decide to fill out the questionnaire. 

Your input is extremely important and would be greatly appreciated.


NATIONAL NETWORKING DAY FOR ARTISTS, in partnership with Kildare Arts Office is hosting a national networking and professional development day for artists working with children and young people, at CAKE Contemporary Arts in Kildare on Saturday 11th June.This day presents an exciting opportunity for artists to come together to share thoughts and information about their practice with children and young people. A number of artists will talk  about different aspects of practice, from planning and facilitation, to peer support and documentation. We're delighted to announce that our April/May Guest Editor, Christina MacRae will join us online from the UK for a presentation about documenting practice. A panel discussion will also enable participants to discuss themes arising from the presentations. There will also be information about upcoming Practice events and funding opportunities.To register for this day, or for more information, please contact us at: There will be a €10 fee for participants, payable on the day. is the national network for artists working with children and young people.


Europa Nostra Annual Congress Amsterdam: 8-11 June 2011

Europa Nostra’s Secretariat is finalising an ambitious programme for our Annual Congress 2011, taking place from 8-11 June in Amsterdam. On Thursday 9 June, a veritable ‘heritage market’ will be held in the 2010 Heritage Award winning Westergasfabriek, with presentations to participants and the public by the winning Cultural Heritage Awards laureates, screenings of heritage films, and numerous interactive and networking opportunities.

As always, the highlight of the congress will be the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, which will be presided by Europa Nostra’s President Plácido Domingo, and Mrs Androula Vassiliou, European Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. The ceremony will take place on 10 June in Amsterdam’s world famous Concertgebouw.

Further information to follow.


Arts & Health: Perspectives on Mentoring, Cork

Arts and Health – Perspectives on Mentoring with artists Sheelagh Broderick and Marie BrettA Create and Common Ground event in partnership with Cork County Council Arts Office.Thursday 2 June 2011, 2pm – 5pm.

In 2010 artists Sheelagh Broderick and Marie Brett were awarded the Connect Arts and Health Mentoring Award. Sheelagh Broderick (mentee) and Marie Brett (mentor) will discuss mentoring as a process and space for shared learning. Over a period of six months, Sheelagh and Marie undertook a mentoring partnership to explore skills development and a framework for critical reflection on Arts and Health practice. In this talk they will discuss how mentoring has informed their practice and provided fresh considerations on Arts and Health as a specific contemporary arts practice and context for work.

As part of the event Justine Foster, Education and Community Co-ordinator, West Cork Arts Centre will announce the 2011 Arts and Health Mentoring Award, as part of the Dialogues Arts and Health series. Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts, in partnership with Common Ground, a local arts organisation based in Dublin, undertook an 18 month action research project, to explore mentoring and develop a learning resource – The Connect Mentoring Programme (book and DVD). As part of the Arts Council funded initiative, Create and Common Ground provided a mentoring award for Arts and Health practitioners to support and facilitate peer learning and professional skills development.

Please note all attendees will receive a copy of the Connect Mentoring Programme.

To book your place at Perspectives on Mentoring please email

Year of Craft 2011: Public Conference at Dublin Castle

Year of Craft Public Conference: ‘Craft Conscious: Re-shaping Global Futures in the Innovation Age’Dublin Castle, Thursday 9 June 2011

President Mary McAleese, Patron of Year of Craft 2011, will address delegates during the conference proceedings. Keynote speaker is Edmund de Waal; world-renowned potter and author of bestseller ‘The Hare With Amber Eyes’. Other speakers include Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg; chief, Creative Economies and Industries Programme, United Nations, Leonardo Bonanni who teaches the ‘Future Craft’ programme at MIT, and is a world leader in sustainable design of products and supply chains. Also Finbarr Bradley, co-author of ‘Capitalising on Culture, Competing on Difference’ and Brian Keaney, designer and director at Tonfisk, Finland.

All providing a mixture of engaging, thought provoking and lyrical presentations alongside the hard-hitting business of craft, design and the creative industries. After the conference those attending are in with a chance, (due to limited availability), to join us at a Gala Reception at Farmleigh to further develop links made with visiting international and national delegates.

Tickets for the Public Conference, priced at E60, are selling fast. To secure your place, register online now at:


North Yorkshire Open Studios 2011 - Talks and Seminars Programme - Slow Art Debate

Tuesday 7 June, 10am to 3.30pm, The Art Depot, Asquith Ind Estate, Eshton Road, Gargrave BD23 3SE Tel 01756 748529 Email

Fee: £20 including Slow Food lunch, booking essential

Join artists Nick Edwards, Sue Lawty, Chrysalis Arts and others to share ideas, experiences and approaches to artistic practice within this developing movement.

For full programme details, see:

Live Art to Revive Old Masters

Friday 24 June 2011 2pm at the Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate.

Tel 01423 556188


Fee: £10, booking essential

Mercer Art Gallery in collaboration with NYOS presents Special Guest Speaker

Colin Wiggins, Head of Education at the National Gallery, London

The National Gallery was founded with the aim of providing a resource for artists, and this tradition continues to the present day. Colin Wiggins describes how the Gallery encourages contemporary artists to interact with and reinterpret the collection.

Followed by a visit to the exhibitions Atkinson Grimshaw: Painter of Moonlight and Liza Dracup: Chasing the Gloaming and Tea at the Mercer Art Gallery.


The ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy 

"A Three Piece Puzzle: The Relationship between Culture, International Relations and Globalization"

 (Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, June 10th - 16th 2011, Held Parallel to the “Berlin Carnival of Cultures”)

ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy is currently accepting applications for these events

The ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy 

"A Three Piece Puzzle: The Relationship between Culture, International Relations and Globalization"

 (Berlin, June 10th - 16th, 2011)

(; Seminars Participants >; Seminars Speakers >

**Participants of the June Academy session will take part in "The Berlin Carnival of Cultures 2011"

MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Cooperation with Dubrovnik International University

(Berlin and Dubrovnik, from February 2011) 

(; Application Form>


Call for Applications: Commonage Summer School

The Commonage Summer School is a non-didactic programme of collective building. Over the course of the ten day programme Summer School participants will work directly with commissioned architects and artists as well as construction professionals to realise temporary built projects in the town of Callan. Participants will acquire practical construction skills while exploring the idea and potential of architecture as a social action. Commissioned artists / architects who are designing micro-interventions to be built during the summer school include: Rhona Byrne, Tom Maher and Culturstruction.

On completion of the Commonage Summer School the temporary structures will remain in-situ for one month to coincide with audiences drawn to Callan for the Abhainn Ri Festival (23 – 31 July), Commonage II (23 July – 14 August), and the Kilkenny Arts Festival (5 – 14 August). Participants are required to travel to Callan, Co. Kilkenny for the course of the summer school and to take part in the school’s activities during the weekdays that the school is running.

The summer school has no tuition fee. Accommodation is provided for the duration of the school but a small contribution to the costs of accommodation will be required and confirmed at a later date. Travel expenses cannot be reimbursed.

To apply, please provide a cover letter explaining why you are interested in/suitable for Commonage Callan’s Summer School to C.V.’s/portfolio’s are not required but are accepted.

Online applications only will be accepted until the 6 June 2011.

Successful applicants will be notified by the 14 June 2011.

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