Event Date 24 October 2023
Time 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Organiser ISACS Network
Venue/LocationOnline via Zoom
CategoryTraining / Workshop
WebsiteMore Info / Registration

For many artists and arts organisations, the task of identifying potential partners and collaborators for artistic collaborations on a national and international level can be a daunting task. That’s why we have invited Emma Murtagh (The Wheel) and Christopher Mc Auley (Independent Artist) to come and teach us how to build and nurture these all-important connections.

Emma will focus on best practices in partnership collaboration, including a step-by-step guide to partnership initiation, risk mitigation tips, and the essentials of maintaining positive collaboration. Christopher will share tips on international touring, and what you can do to collaborate with creation houses, residency spaces and festivals but also international co-productions and how this can be a huge boost to the touring of your work.

This Zoom session will run on Tuesday, 24 October, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. The training is free and is exclusively for ISACS members.

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About our Facilitators

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Emma Murtagh

Emma Murtagh is The Wheel’s Senior EU Programmes Manager. This means coordinating Access Europe, which is an EU funding support services for Irish civil society, and overseeing The Wheel’s EU funding and policy work. Emma is a qualified trainer who regularly designs and delivers sessions on a variety of topics, including funding, grant writing, partnership building, and project design.

Christopher Mc Auley

Christopher Mc Auley

Growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Christopher stumbled upon circus arts from age 12 at Circusful, formerly Belfast Community Circus School. Having spent his life developing an array of techniques, he has chosen to specialise his recent years upon dance trapeze and partner acrobatics.Since graduating in June 2020 from Codarts University Rotterdam with a Bachelor in Circus Arts, Christopher has spent the past few years refining his approach to performance touching upon human emotion, vulnerability and identity, seeking authenticity with all created. He is currently based between Netherlands and Northern Ireland, touring EXIT by Circumstances across Europe, and about to begin on his new creative voyage – SKIN.