Art at the Heart

Co-hosted by Arts Council of Northern Ireland,
08 November 2007, Northern Ireland

It will give delegates the opportunity to hear keynote speakers - including legendary Irish novelist Edna O’Brien, musician and Chairman of the Live Music Forum, Feargal Sharkey, and renowned playwright, David Edgar – discuss artistic engagement in contemporary literature, music, drama and visual arts.
Delegates will explore issues relating to socially and politically engaged art in lively workshop sessions with leading international and Northern Ireland-based professionals. The conference will also provide an excellent opportunity for networking amongst delegates representing a wide range of artistic and cultural interests.
Art at the Heart will challenge, entertain and educate artists and arts organisations, administrators and facilitators, politicians and local authorities, cultural policy and decision makers - indeed everyone sharing the Arts Council’s vision to ‘place the arts at the heart of our social, economic and creative life.’