Audiences NI Conference

Titanic Belfast event on March 3 focusses on collaboration within the arts and culture sector

This year’s Audiences NI Annual Conference – which takes place on March 3 at Titanic Belfast – will explore the importance of collaboration both within the arts and culture sector but also with local business leaders, funders and the Northern Ireland Executive.

Michelle McIlveen MLA launched the conference programme at Titanic Belfast, saying: 'As chair of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure at the Northern Ireland Assembly, I am looking forward to speaking at the conference. It will provide a great opportunity for Audiences NI members and attendees to look at ways we can all work better together, for continued success and growth.'

Conference attendees will hear from speakers including economist Philip McDonagh, who will outline the new economic landscape of Northern Ireland and the impact of the Review of Public Administration on the arts sector.

There will also be case studies from the Lyric Theatre, Belfast and the Nerve Centre, Derry~Londonderry and the State of the Arts Nation address from Rich Hadley of Audiences Europe Network, who will highlight opportunities for collaboration across Europe and beyond.

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, will also welcome visiting delegates for the EU Grundtvig Project to the conference, who will be getting a flavour of the arts and culture scene here in Northern Ireland.

Audiences NI is the Audience Development Agency for Northern Ireland. We are a membership based agency who work with clients across the arts and cultural sector to increase, broaden, maintain, understand and diversify audiences.

Recently appointed CEO of Audiences NI, Margaret Henry said: 'I am looking forward to a vibrant and stimulating day, which will inform and inspire Audience NI members and all delegates.'

Places for the conference are £45 per person. Audiences NI members get two free places. To register email projectsandevents@audiencesni.com or call 028 90436 480.