We are delighted to announce that our application for the Arts Council Theatre Resource and Development Scheme to run a second series of SkĒNOGRAPHIA has been successful! Presented in association with Project Arts Centre, these series of free online creative workshops, lectures and practical sessions will start in October 2022 and will take place on a monthly basis.

Skēnographia showcases and engages with the broad and diverse range of voices and disciplines in the world of scenography. This project marks a milestone in the growth of scenography education in Ireland, aiming to facilitate discussion, exploration and innovation as well as defining standards for visual rigour and best practices, along with the current necessities of design for performance.

It also aims to give voice to the often neglected behind-the-scenes sphere, from costume-makers to stage crew, making visible key information, new technologies and developments that are fundamental to the growth of scenography as an art form in Ireland.

The full line-up for this second series will be announced in September.

The award also funds a pilot project, COFFEE SPILLS, a series of informal meetings for designers hosted by Irish Theatre Institute!

COFFEE SPILLS are really a chance for you to mingle with other designers and talk all-things-design (or whatever you want to talk about) and spill some coffee!

There will be four gatherings between September 2022 and May 2023, taking place from 10:30am to 1pm, and you can come and go as you wish.
So if you only have 30 minutes to pop-in we’ll be delighted to see you there even if briefly. We will provide tea, coffee, pastries and sandwiches!

We plan to organise these sessions around the island of Ireland in future editions. This is our first pilot project and due to many factors we could only set them up in Dublin for now.

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