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Aoibhie McCarthy, Director, Sample-Studios and previous Fundraising Felllow

From Fellow to Director: Aoibhie McCarthy, Sample-Studios

Aoibhie McCarthy is Artistic Director of Sample-Studios, one of Ireland’s largest artist studios. As well as leading the strategic direction of the organisation, she oversees the provision of creative workspaces, gallery, professional development training and mentorship for 120 artists in Cork City.

'Kindred', Liz Roche Company & Lightscape as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2023 at F27, ESB Headquarters. Commissioned by the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund.

Fostering Ethical Partnerships: Crafting an Arts Sponsorship Policy

Striking a balance between the financial needs of an arts organisation and the ethical standards it wants to uphold can be a delicate dance. Securing funding is essential to flourish, yet compromising on ethical principles can jeopardize reputation and erode community trust.

Sorched Earth, Irish National Opera

Innovating Opera: INO's Isolde App Seamlessly Syncs Audio and Visuals

As Ireland's national opera company, INO produces high-quality, accessible opera in venues throughout Ireland and overseas. It is currently developing Isolde, a groundbreaking street art performance software ecosystem.

Sing Ireland's CEO Dermot O'Callaghan

How Sing Ireland Hit the High Notes Through the Fundraising Fellowship

Sing Ireland's CEO Dermot O'Callaghan reflects on the first year of the Fundraising Fellowship Ireland programme

Graffiti's CEO Niall Cleary

Curtain Rises on Cork's Graffiti Theatre Fundraising Future

Graffiti's CEO Niall Cleary reflects on the first year of the Fundraising Fellowship Ireland programme

A large artwork by artist & illustrator Chris Judge, located on Custom House Quay in Dublin 1 was unveiled in 2017 as part of the Docklands Arts Fund

The 2022 Business to Arts Private Investment in the Arts Summary Report

Launched in late 2022, our seventh Private Investment in the Arts Report is our annual sectoral intelligence report derived from data and sentiments captured via our annual Business to Arts Awards process.

Artist James Early for Tropical Fruit Warehouse, IPUT

The Art of ESG: Social Impact Through The Arts

Discover how businesses are meeting ESG goals through an unconventional approach that differentiates your reporting.

DIGITAL NATIVE (2020) Video Still, Nadia J. Armstrong

Pushing Boundaries in Digital Art: Accenture Bursary Recipient's Vision

Nadia J. Armstrong is a visual artist working with performance, 3D composition, AI, and expanded video installation. She won the inaugural Accenture Digital Innovation in Art Bursary in 2022. We sat down with her to explore her work and progress since then.

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