SOUND OUT: Discussing European Capital of Culture Legacies


SOUND OUT 4 Black-2

1.00 pm – 5.00 pm at The View, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway.

SOUND OUT: Discussing European Capital of Culture Legacies, devised by 126 Artist-Run Gallery in partnership with European Capital of Culture Galway (ECoC) 2020 Bid Team, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2014 and Adapt Galway, is an open, public discussion for Galway’s local artists and organisations from both City and County.

Galway Arts workers in the visual arts, theatre, dance, literature, music, performance, art education etc are invited to come together and become more informed about the European Capital of Culture bid process. Contribute to the discussion and help identify possible benefits and shortfalls. The event will also highlight how strategic investment in the cultural infrastructure of the city in preparation for becoming a European Capital of Culture can result in sustainable benefit to the arts community in Galway.

SOUND OUT will be a platform to ask questions and to learn:

• How the European Capital of Culture could benefit your local community
• What are the cultural impacts and possible long-term benefits of holding the title “European Capital of Culture”
• What are the common difficulties that can arise within communities during the ECoC
• Learn how you can get involved
• Hear from the European Capital of Culture Galway 2020 Bid Team about the application process and what to expect over the coming month
• Hear from artists and researchers who have practical experience of the process and the outcomes

The event will be chaired by Patrick Collins, NUI Galway, (lead consultant ECoC 2020 Galway). Invited speakers include:
• Dave O’ Brien, Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries, City University London.
• Tara Byrne, Consultant and Cultural Policy researcher, based in Dublin.
• Craig Richardson, Professor of Fine Art, Northumbria University, UK.

This is a free event however booking is recommended.