Mayo Arts Service hosts festival workshops

Information available on sustainability and succession planning

Mayo Arts Service

Mayo Arts Service is hosting a ‘Festival Sustainability – Information Session and Clinics for Festivals’ event from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, October 2nd in Lough Lannagh Leisure Complex.

Mayo County Council Arts Service is encouraging organisers and committee members of the vast and diverse array of festivals, held annually in the county, to attend. You will receive valuable advice and information from industry experts and national organisations on funding, festival sustainability and succession planning. The day will include a half-day workshop plus one-on-one clinics afterwards.

Throughout the morning presentations will take place from Mayo Arts Office, The Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland and AOIFE, providing information on Mayo County Council Arts Acts, Municipal District Discretionary Funding, Creative Ireland and Arts Council Festival Funding.  Additionally, advice will be offered on what is required of you, as a festival organiser or committee member, to ensure best practice on succession planning.

This informative day will provide you with the necessary tools to put your best foot pitch forward to access funding and to develop and sustain your events.

This will be followed by an afternoon of one-to-one clinics with presenting partners. Please ensure to book early with the partner you feel will benefit your festival needs most.

Speakers: Ann Marie McGing, Karl Wallace, Austin Vaughan and Colm Croffy.



10.00am: Registration, Teas & Coffees

10.30am: Mayo County Council Arts Officer Ann Marie McGing – Mayo County Council Arts Acts and Municipal District Funding

11.00 am:  Arts Council Ireland, Head of Festivals Karl Wallace –   Arts Council Funding, Festival Development, Funding Schemes

11.30 am: Mayo County Council, Creative Ireland, Austin Vaughan –   Opportunities available with Creative Ireland

12.00 pm: Association of Irish Festivals & Events (AOIFE) Executive Director, Colm Croffy –  Succession Planning and Festival Committee’s Roles and Responsibilities.

12.30pm: Presentations end



2pm – 5pm         20 – minute clinics with Ann Marie McGing, Austin Vaughan, Colm Croffy & Karl Wallace. *Attendees advised to have material submitted in advance of October 02nd.

Clinic Times:       2.20pm    |             2.50pm      |           3.20pm          |       3.50pm        |         4.20pm

To book your clinic with a speaker please RSVP to and select your time.

*Please note that clinics are allocated on a first come first served basis. Mayo Arts Service may not be in a position to accommodate late bookings*


Getting there

Venue: Lannagh Suite, Lough Lannagh Leisure Complex.

Address: Lough Lannagh, Knockacroghery, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 A257

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