Festival chosen to take part in Washington training programme

Business to Arts and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Centre in Washington have announced that Clonmel Junction Festival is among the 15 Irish arts organisations that have been selected to participate in Planning for Success in the Arts: a capacity-building intensive for arts managers and their boards.

Business to Arts and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Centre in Washington have announced that Clonmel Junction Festival is among the 15 Irish arts organisations that have been selected to participate in Planning for Success in the Arts: a capacity-building intensive for arts managers and their boards.

Other Irish Arts organisations include The Abbey Theatre; The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children; Butler Gallery; Fishamble: The New Play Company; The Hunt Museum; National Concert Hall; National Gallery of Ireland; Project Arts Centre; RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Wexford Festival Opera. The DeVos Institute of Arts Management (DVIAM) at the Kennedy Centre, in partnership with Business to Arts, has created a teaching and mentoring intensive for these 15 flagship Irish arts organisations. Identified through a competitive process, the organisations will take part in a year-long teaching and mentoring intensive. The programme is modelled on the DeVos Institute’s successful international programmes for arts organisations and managers and combines annual group seminars, regular online working groups and ongoing, one-on-one consultation.

The intensive is led by Michael M. Kaiser (president of the John F. Kennedy centre for the Performing Arts), Brett Egan (Director, DeVos Institute of Arts Management) and DVIAM leadership and associates.