Presented by Rua Red and Civic Theatre
11-13 April 2018
Forum is part of a cultural diversity research project commissioned by Rua Red and Civic Theatre. Its objective is to explore the cultural richness of migrant communities living throughout South Dublin County. Envisaged as a stepping stone towards a long-term process of connection, collaboration and engagement, Forum invites community leaders and arts sector providers to engage in a series of transcultural dialogues to learn from each other in mutual exchange. Forum aims to identify barriers to access and provision that may exist or inhibit ethnic groups from originating or participating in art and cultural activities in South Dublin County arts venues. Central to this event is an understanding of cultural diversity as a plurality of identities, described in the UNESCO Universal Declaration on cultural diversity as ‘an adaptive process [with] a capacity for expression, creation and innovation’.
This research project is supported by Civic Theatre, Rua Red, South Dublin County Arts Office, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology, Create – National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts and the Global Migration Collective. Forum is funded in partnership with Donegal County Council, Mayo County Council and South Dublin County Council, under the Arts Council of Ireland – An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2017, supporting innovative and ambitious Local Authority collaborations.
Forum is curated by Anthony Haughey and Zoë O’Reilly