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The Future of Cross-Border Cooperation in the Arts – What Next?

03 March | 10:30 - 14:30

Royal Irish Academy

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RIA, Dawson Street, Dublin

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Building on the 2022 ARINS report recommendations, the recent Shared Island Dialogue (Belfast, October 2022) and the announcement of Shared Island funding for both Local Authorities and a range of collaborative projects, The Future of Cross-Border Cooperation in the Arts – What Next? event brings stakeholders and the sector together to have an informed and incisive debate on the future of cross-border cooperation in the arts – what next?

Date and time: Fri, March 3, 2023, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM GMT

Location: Royal Irish Academy 19 Dawson St D2 Dublin



10.30 Coffee

11.00 Welcome Prof Daniel Carey (University of Galway)

11.10 – 12.00 Panel 1: What do we need to know?

  • CHAIR: Eugene Downes (Department of Foreign Affairs)
  • Eve Patten (Trinity College Dublin & IRBORDCUL project)
  • Angela Dorgan (First Music Contact)
  • Aoife McGrath (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • Victoria Durrer (University College Dublin)
  • Karly Greene (ACNI)

12.00 – 12.10 Questions from the floor


12.30 – 1.20 Panel 2: What do we need to do?

  • CHAIR: Steven Hadley (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Jimmy Fay (Lyric Theatre Belfast)
  • Cian Smyth (University of Ulster)
  • Gina O'Kelly (Irish Museums Association)
  • Davide Terlingo (The Arts Council)

1.20 – 1.30 Questions from the floor


2.30pm CLOSE


You may like to take a look at the report or listen to a podcast with Steven Hadley, in discussion with Darren Ferguson and host Rory Montgomery on the topic.