Event Date 5 December 2023
Time 11:00am - 12:00pm
Organiser ISACS Network
CategoryTraining / Workshop
WebsiteMore Info / Registration

The second last session of our Autumn Training calendar 2023 is dedicated to SAFE TO CREATE – the Dignity at Work programme with Niamh O’ Donnell – Director of the Irish Theatre Institute, and Isabela Mello – Artist in Residence + Educator at Galway Community Circus.

Safe to Create aims to impact change in the culture and practices of the arts and creative sectors in Ireland and to provide safer working conditions for all workers. The programme is managed by the Irish Theatre Institute on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and in partnership with the Arts Council, Screen Ireland and Minding Creative Minds.

ISACS adopted the Safe to Create programme, and in this training session, we are looking to support our members and provide them with resources to encourage safe and respectful working conditions for those working in the arts and creative sectors, where mutual respect will be the base to build on a safe to create environment.

This Zoom session will run on December 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The training is free and is exclusively for ISACS members.

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About our Facilitator

Niamh O'Donnell. Photo credit - Tristan Hutchinson

Niamh O'Donnell

Niamh has 30 years professional experience in the arts sector, she has worked with many leading organisations including: Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre as Director, Project Arts Centre as Executive Producer, The Gallery of Photography, Black Church Print Studio (an artists’ resource organisation for Fine Art Print), and Arthouse Multimedia Centre. A passionate advocate for the sector, Niamh is presently Chair of the Board of Dublin Fringe Festival and has served on many boards over the past years, including: CoisCéim Dance Theatre; Theatre Forum Ireland; and The National Campaign for the Arts.

Isabela Mello

Isabela Mello

Isabela is a Brazilian circus artist and educator. She has been doing circus for the past 20 years and professionally for 10 years. She graduated from the National Circus School in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil and has been working at Galway Community Circus as a circus tutor for the past 6 years. Her main disciplines are handstand, Washington Trapeze and Contact Juggling.