Partners for Imangination - the final strand of Culture Connects showcases some of the arts organisations in Ireland that have been exceptionally committed to working across national borders in Europe.
Organisations such as Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc, the Munster Literature Centre, the Improvised Music Company, Dance Ireland, Pan Pan Theatre Company and the National Sculpture Factory have worked hard to establish artistic and professional partnerships with colleagues elsewhere in Europe. They have created new artistic works and initiatives that reach beyond one country while, at the same time, provide opportunity for artists and audiences in Ireland.
This strand also features professional development and networking events such as the Informal Meeting of the European Cultural Contact Points, the Aosdána General Assembly 2013 and the Spring Plenary of the IETM network for contemporary performing arts.
Hear Me Sing Your Song by Liv O'Donoghue. Photo: Luca Truffarelli