Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Arts in Ireland – 9

Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Arts in Ireland - 2

This sessions invited guest is Cian O’Brien who has been Artistic Director of Project Arts Centre since October 2011.

Prior to this he was Producer/Artist Development with Rough Magic Theatre Company. He is a former Alternative Miss Ireland (2011). He is a member of the Strategic Policy Committee of the National Campaign for the Arts, a board member of the Irish Theatre Institute, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Dead Centre and is Chairperson of CoisCéim Dance Theatre.

Project is Ireland’s first arts centre; an independent and ambitious multidisciplinary organisation in the heart of Dublin with a local, national and international remit.

Project is a home for contemporary arts, a resource for artists and a critical hub. Project works with artists across all art forms to make and present extraordinary work that inspires and provokes audiences. In 2019, Project presented over 700 events to almost 60,000 people at our home in Temple Bar and on tour in Ireland and across the world.

OTT aims to expand upon the current discourse on entrepreneurship within the arts in Ireland. A process of enquiry into the context of artistic practice by researching entrepreneurship from the perspective of the artist in order to generate new knowledge within this field.