The Mood of a New Frontier

Reframing the Impact and Value of the Arts

Following a decade of financial boom, Ireland has endured a crash like no other and tough three years of recession and hardship. The Mood of a New Frontier, a panel discussion, asks if culture can help Ireland redefine our image internationally; examine how the arts engages with current political questions, and explores the instrumental and extrinsic benefits of the arts during one of our darkest periods.

Panelists include:

Mary Cloake, Director of The Arts Council

Toby Scott, Director of Pentacle Ireland and fomer Culture Advisor to the British Labour Party

Eugene Downes, Chief Executive Culture Ireland

Susan Feldman, Director St.Ann's Warehouse New York

Michael D. Higgins, former Irish Minister of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht & Playwright and broadcaster Vincent Woods