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Understanding Capitals of Culture

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Aula Maxima (Ground Floor), Quadrangle, NUI Galway

National University of Ireland Galway

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Bringing together a mix of academics, practitioners, policy makers and funders to discuss what it means to be a Capital of Culture.

About this Event

Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts Research at the Moore Institute, this will be the first of four seminars hosted by NUI Galway during 2020 as part of the European Capital of Culture. Produced in partnership with Galway 2020, each seminar will bring together a mix of academics, practitioners, policy makers and funders to discuss various aspects of what it means to be a Capital of Culture.

Programme of Events

10.30 – 11.00am - Coffee and Registration

11:00 – 11.10am - Welcome Address: President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh (NUIG)

11.10 - 11.30am - Opening Address: Galway, European Capital of Culture

Helen Marriage (Creative Director, Galway2020)

11.30 – 1.00pm - Understanding Capitals of Culture

Keynote: Franco Bianchini (University of Hull)

Franco Bianchini in conversation with Helen Marriage (Artichoke) Chair: Pat Collins (NUIG)

1.00 – 2.00pm LUNCH

2 .00- 3.00pm - Understanding Galway as a Capital of Culture (roundtable discussion)

James Harrold (GCC), Marilyn Gaughan-Reddan (G2020), Sharon O’Grady (GCC), Niceol Blue (Galway Buskers Community) Chair: Dan Carey (NUIG)

3 .00– 4.00pm - Developing Cultural Sector Capacity (roundtable discussion)

Niamh NicGhabhann (University of Limerick), Monica Corcoran (Arts Council), Steven Hadley (NUIG), Paul Fahy (Galway International Arts Festival) Chair: Charlotte McIvor (NUIG)

4 .00– 4.30pm

COFFEE AND COMFORT BREAK

4.30 – 5.30pm - Understanding Cultural Value

Keynote: Ben Walmsley (University of Leeds/Centre for Cultural Value)

Ben Walmsley in conversation with: Tania Banotti (Creative Ireland) Chair: Steven Hadley (NUIG)

5.30 – 6.30pm WINE RECEPTION & Announcement of NUIG/MI European Associate of Centre for Cultural Value

(Address: Dan Carey and Ben Walmsley)

For further information including speaker profiles please see http://bit.ly/G2020Sem1

Saturday 14 March (evening, circa 6–9.30pm, exact times TBC)

The following day, courtesy of Galway2020, there will be an organised trip to see Kari Kola’s ‘Savage Beauty’ installation at Lough na Fooey, Connemara https://galway2020.ie/en/projects/savage-beauty/

The trip will last circa 3.5hrs in total, departing from/returning to Galway city centre.

All delegates and speakers are welcome to attend but please note that PLACES ARE LIMITED AND MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE by emailing Galway2020@nuigalway.ie

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that filming/photography will be taking place at the conference for documentation and archival purposes.

TICKETING INFORMATION

Please note: Lunch is included with your conference ticket. If you have particular dietary requirements please inform the event organisers via Galway2020@nuigalway.ie so that your preference can be registered. Tickets are limited by capacity and are subject to availability.

GREEN CONFERENCING

We are committed to a ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ approach as part of the event. Therefore, we encourage delegates to attend using public transport or car pool with other conference delegates to reduce emissions. Please bring ‘keep cups’ for tea and coffee served on the day and water bottles. Water refilling stations will be available on site for delegates. The event schedule is available in digital format via the Moore Institute website to reduce paper and ink usage. We are asking delegates to recycle and bring their own lanyards on the day.

ACCESS INFORMATION

Accessible lifts and ramps are available at all conference locations and seating is accessible for wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility.

All events take place in the Ground Floor of the Aula Maxima, which can be accessed by both steps and a ramp. Entrance for all users is via the main entrance which is fully wheelchair accessible.

We welcome Assistance Dogs. If you have an assistance dog, please advise us via Galway2020@nuigalway.ie

Conference brochure material is available by digital download only but we are happy to provide specific materials for those that require them (Braille, Larger or specific print). A signing/subtitle facility will also be made available to those patrons with impaired hearing.

If you have a particular requirement please or need more information please contact us via Galway2020@nuigalway.ie and we will be happy to provide assistance.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE

The seminar will take place in the Ground Fllor, Aula Maxima in the Quadrangle at NUI Galway. Signage will be provided.

Google Map to the Aula Maxima: https://goo.gl/maps/XbtAy71RvU1H2ciw8

ANY QUERIES?

For further information including speaker profiles please see http://bit.ly/G2020Sem1

For anything else please email Galway2020@nuigalway.ie

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