County Development Board Cultural Resources Forum

Donegal: A Creative County
Donegal County Development Board Cultural Resources Forum


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Culture Conference Ballybofey

Culture Conference Ballybofey

High profile speakers, with a national profile, are among the contributors wh- will attend an important conference in Villa Rose Ballybofey exploring the potential for developing the cultural sector in Donegal. Speakers include the well-known musician, television producer and cultural champion, Philip King; Dermot McLaughlin of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, wh- is als- the man behind the successful Culture Night festival; Ian Brannigan of the Western Development Commission; Michael Starrett of the Heritage Council; Kevin Kidney of Failte Ireland and Shona McCarthy of City Of Culture 2013.

This special one-day conference, organised by the Cultural Resources Forum of the Donegal County Development Board, aims to explore the possibilities for development, expansion or possibly just survival, that may be available to the cultural sector in Donegal, specifically in the areas of Cultural Tourism and in the context of the emerging focus on role the ‘Creative Industries’ are set to play in Ireland’s eventual economic recovery.

The conference is designed to give participants the best opportunity to explore and discuss with national figures the role that culture can play in assisting Donegal and the north-west region make connections and create opportunities within the areas of cultural tourism and creative industries.

The conference will be of great benefit t- anyone working in the sector or participating in cultural activities, be it the Arts, Heritage or language. The conference will also explore how other sectors can benefit from the development of Culture, with particular emphasis on the tourism sector.

The conference, thus, will be of great benefit to people from a wide range of sectors and agencies. Facilitated workshops for Conference Participants, discussing theme, issues and ideas raised in presentations will pose questions such as :
– What Constitutes A Creative Industry In Donegal?
– What Are The Opportunities For Growth In Creative
Industries In Donegal?
– How Can Heritage Contribute To Economic Growth In
– What Constitutes Cultural Tourism In Donegal and what role
has the Diaspora?
– How Can Donegal Benefit From City Of Culture 2013?

Tuesday 4th of October, 2011
Villa Rose Ballybofey. 8.30am

Bookings at: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey. 074 91 31840 or book direct
Subscription €10.

Further information contact Aideen Doherty Cultural Forum 074 9373 718

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