a-n Assembly, Belfast

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a-n Assembly, Belfast
Who cares (about artist visibility, aspirations and support - or the lack thereof - in Northern Ireland)?

Alissa Kleist; Catherine Hemelryk; Cecelia Graham; Charlie Beare; Ciara Hickey; Cherie Driver; Clodagh Boyce; Davy Mahon; Deirdre McKenna; Husk Bennett; Jane Morrow; Joy Gerrard; Julie Lovett; Michael Hanna; Mitch Conlon; Molly Martin; Niamh Brown; Niamh Seana Meehan; Peter Mutschler; Rachel Botha; Ronan Smyth; Tadhg Ó’Cuirrín; Viviana Checchia; Vasiliki Stasinaki

Assembly Belfast: Who cares? This gently provocative title frames the talks, screenings, panels, workshops, and Q&As that make up the first a-n Assembly in Northern Ireland.
Our place, slightly hidden on an island on the periphery of the UK, often feels adrift
from our neighbours’ prevailing cultural ecologies.

Wednesday 4 October - pre-Assembly - online: An introduction to the visual art landscape of Northern Ireland, opening opportunities for interest and exchange for artists in the UK and Ireland.

Thursday 5 October - Assembly - in person: Artists, curators and organisations will speak about how they adapt, cope, struggle or fail in an arts-rich but
resource-poor climate. Through conversation, we will nurture similarities and inspiration, helping us to generate answers to questions around how we
improve the arts ecology in Northern Ireland.

Friday 6 October - post-Assembly - in person: We will take stock and develop a plan of action, proposing new programmes and a timeline, to support the survival of the arts in Northern Ireland. Facilitator Dr Cherie Driver

Period4 Oct 20236 Oct 2023
Event typeOther
LocationBelfast, United KingdomShow on map


  • a-n assembly Belfast
  • open space technology