This event is part of the Government’s Shared Island initiative that was launched by the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, to work with all communities and traditions on the island to build consensus around a shared future underpinned by the Good Friday Agreement.

Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, will participate in this in-person Dialogue, with an invited attendance of Arts and Culture sector stakeholders from North and South on the island of Ireland.

The programme includes:

Two interactive panel discussions were moderated by broadcaster Seán Rocks.

The first is on ‘Arts & Culture on a Shared Island – challenges & opportunities. This participatory discussion is to explore North/South and East/West perspectives, opportunities and challenges in supporting and promoting artists and arts organisations; hear artists and arts organisations’ views on operating on an all-island basis and on deeping cultural interaction exchange on the island of Ireland. Asking – what does a shared island mean for the arts and culture sector?

The second panel is on Building Cultural and Creative Communities. This will explore good practice and learnings in building cultural and creative communities on the island of Ireland; fostering community and voluntary sector interactions, North/South and East/West? How can cultural and creative communities contribute to an enhanced understanding of different communities and traditions on the island? Looking to the future – what are the opportunities for deepening creative and cultural communities on the island?

There will also be lots of opportunities for contributions and networking by attendees at this Shared Island Dialogue event.

We hope you can join!