ISACS is delighted to host Denise McDonagh & Matti Allam from Culture Works, who will deliver a workshop on The Digital Toolbox for the Arts – a planning tool, which they were commissioned to produce for the Arts Council earlier this year.
This workshop will take you through the toolbox and help you decide what digital tools work for you as a practitioner. The workshop will also focus on how to leverage your audience. The Digital Toolbox is practice based and has been informed by the expertise and learning of those who have created digital work since April 2020. It includes a set of practical tools and resources as well as recorded webinars with leading practitioners. Each of these resources addresses the challenges and opportunities encountered in the production and presentation of digital work by the arts sector.
The session will run on Wednesday 8 December, beginning at 10 am and will last approximately 1.5 hours. This workshop is free and exclusively for ISACS members.
Denise has a professional background in visual art practices, film, animation and digital arts. Working as a creative producer and digital arts consultant with arts organisations and local authorities around Ireland, she has extensive experience in the areas of programming, producing, artistic development and policy. Her roles have included Creative Producer and Digital Arts Consultant – Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, Tipperary and Wicklow Arts Offices, Creative Digital Programme Manager – Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, Producer – TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, and Producer – Galway Simon Virtual Sleepout. She also has a keen interest in creativity in education having delivered creative learning applications, conferences, workshops and courses for the Professional Development Services for Teachers (PDST). Denise has received a number of artist bursaries from the Arts Council in support of her work as a visual artist and won an IFTA for the live TV event Fleadh TV 2013.
Matti’s work focuses on project management, international partnership development and research for the arts and culture sector. With a passion for fostering cultural cooperation and supporting the exchange of cultural experiences, she has delivered projects in Ireland and the UK in collaboration with twenty countries throughout Europe such as Sweden, Poland, Italy, Croatia and France. She also has a strong interest in environmental sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint where possible. She is a member of The Capacity Building for European Capitals of Culture pool of multi-disciplinary experts. Matti previously managed projects at the Western Development Commission, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, Film London, Arts Council England and the University of Liverpool/Impacts 08.
About Culture Works
Culture Works creates and produces exciting and unforgettable arts and cultural experiences in Ireland. We work in collaboration with artists and arts organisations to realise their artistic vision and create work that engages and captivates audiences. Our creative focus is on projects that explore locality and placemaking. Culture Works provides services across multiple art forms – from theatre to the world of digital arts, literature to outdoor spectacle, visual arts to site-specific work – as well as in the areas of policy development, project management and strategic planning.