NCFA What Next?
Minutes of meeting, 27July 2016
In attendance: Eoghan Carrick, Tom Creed, Karina Lundstrom, Shelly McDonnell, Siobhán Mooney, Síofra Nic Liam
- Eoghan C and Karina L have created the list of arts organisations. They have created a shared folder on google drive – can everyone have a look and help fill in the information?
- Meeting with Q4 PR went really well last week
- Bricolage will send us a proposal for the message we want to send out
- The vote yes campaign was based around the swing voters – our campaign should not be for the converted
- Michelle Browne will engage with colleges when she comes back
- More things to move on next week; public engagement, new messaging, meeting the politicians
- Tom C will check if he can put the contact details for the constituency organisers on the website.
- Tom C, Cian O’Brien and Angela Dorgan will meet with Orlaith McBride from the Arts Council next week
- Constituency activity: next important step is when the politicians go on a retreat/think-in, we need to get in contact with them before this. Tom C will have the dates for this by next week
- Core research group: policy experts and academics are researching models for good arts policy and models for good arts campaigning. Tom C will check the timeline for the research requested by Peadar Tóibín
- August will be about preparing – when the politicians and colleges are back we will speed up our work/the campaign
- The arts have never been so engaged politically – Heather Humphreys has attended several cultural events recently.
Eoghan C will:
- schedule a FB post about the NCFA meetings each week
- create a private FB group for NCFA members where we can all share articles/news, this will be used as a filter and approved articles will be put on the public FB page.
- research optimal times to post and share reminders, minutes and articles on FB and twitter.
Culture 2025 document is on the department website here.
Next meeting: 3 August, 9am at VAI offices (Central Hotel Chambers, 7/9 Dame Court, Dublin 2)