Ecologies Symposium

New research initiative investigates role of public subsidy in career progression for creative professionals

23 August 2019
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Creatives across film, TV and theatre are invited to share their insights and experience of the opportunities and pitfalls of career progression in the film and theatre sector at a special event in Trinity College, Dublin. 

An initiative of the School of Creative Arts and supported as part of the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund, the half day symposium will take place in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College on 2ndSeptember from 9.30am to 3pm.

The Ecologies of Culture Production will focus on how emerging and established creative arts practitioners in film, TV and theatre build, develop and sustain their careers.  The project is being led by Ruth Barton, Associate Professor at School of Creative Arts, Trinity College Dublin.  The half day workshop will discuss issues arising out of the initial research, the findings of which will be shared with attendees following a moderated panel of industry and academic experts with a keynote address by Dr. Caitriona Noonan, Senior Lecturer at School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University.

The event will be preceded by moderated panels of leading industry speakers including Ed Guiney (producer and co-founder of Element Pictures), Willie White (director of Dublin Theatre Festival), Anne Clark (Landmark Productions) along with senior academic figures from Trinity College, University of London, Ulster University and Cardiff University. 

The creatives across film, TV and theatre who attend this workshop will be integral in helping the project to understand how creative workers in these sectors enter their fields and progress their careers, along with how the role of public subsidies influences career development. 

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required, register here