November 16, 2017

This post was originally published on Theatre Forum's blog, on Monday 14th November 2017.

It is two years, today, since the issue of gender equality and, consequently, the lack of female representation in Irish theatre emerged onto the national stage via Twitter.  Galvanised by the significant under-representation of women’s writing in the Abbey Theatre...

June 22, 2016

Having recently completed a postgrad in economic science, I'm fortunate (!) to have had significant schooling in the business of economic evaluation.  It is a truly riveting subject, indeed, one which I have no doubt everyone would love to spend hours poring over. The reality, however, of policy investment - regardless of size or scope - is that every...

May 10, 2016

In the wake of the recent cabinet announcements, and more specifically, the creation of a department for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht - it's fair to say that a sense of ennui, or more accurately, abject dismay, has enveloped the arts community.  


Seeing the narrative illuminate Twitter and other social media platforms sin...

March 1, 2016

Funding for the arts and creative projects has long been the subject of heated discussion, and not without good reason.  


Having spent many an hour (or day, for that matter) scrutinising funding submissions for both arts and business proposals - I'm more than a little familiar with the painful process of validation, economic statistics and projections.


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