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The Way Ahead – Spring Series 2022

The Way Ahead Spring Series 2022 is a series supporting festival and event organisers across Tipperary.

Festivals and events enable communities to feel connected and proud about where they live, work and play. In Tipperary, they illuminate a rich tapestry of places, cultures, beliefs, traditions, arts and talents. Festivals and events are also important to stimulate local economic activity, showcasing our county and attractions, and helping to assert Tipperary’s place on the map as a visitor destination. Events of all types and scale play an important role in the cultural fabric of our community and provide significant cultural, economic and social benefit. They act to bring people together and foster a shared sense of place for the region, celebrating the diversity of our people, place and experiences.

The new Tipperary Festivals and Events Strategy was developed in consultation with the sector locally and seeks to support the re-emergence of the festival offering in Tipperary by listening to the needs as identified by festival makers during the consultation process. Conscious of the range of type and scale of festivals across the county, we are inviting festival organisers to avail of this Spring Series to support your work as you re-imagine and create the rich offering we are proud to promote across the county . Tipperary County Council look forward to meeting you over the coming weeks and months.

These workshops will be delivered online through Zoom free of charge, you will find the booking links below. Please email [email protected] with details on any topics/queries you would like to see covered and please include your name and name of the festival/event.

1. Safe and Healthy Working Environments
Wednesday, February 23rd from 7pm – 8.30pm
This workshop will be presented by Rani Cameron of Eamon O Boyle Associates and will focus on all aspects of safe and healthy working environments and mitigating risk at your festivals and events, given the recent easing of Covid 19 restrictions.
Q&A session included in this workshop.

2. Recap on running safe festivals and focussing on risk assessment tools
Wednesday March 2nd from 7pm – 8.30pm
This workshop will be a recap on running safe festivals and events and sample risk assessments and event plans will be discussed and provided to workshop participants.
Q&A session included in this workshop.

3. Wednesday 9th March from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Muireann Sheehan, social media and marketing consultant will deliver a workshop on social media for festivals and events. She will introduce and refresh participants knowledge of social media tools, share knowledge of Content Strategy and include some new developments in social media that will assist you in telling your story.
Q&A session included in this workshop

4A. Introduction to Digital Toolbox – Beginners
Wednesday 16th March
Session 1: 12.30pm – 1.20pm

4B .Digital Toolbox – highlights & particularly useful tools for generating digital content – Intermediate
Session 2: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Culture Works will present two workshops on the Arts Council commissioned Digital Toolbox, a one stop shop for all organisation’s digital needs. The toolbox is freely available and Culture Works will demonstrating how to use it as a resource and support in your work. They will also hold a workshop on any specific needs or questions festivals and events may have about aspects of digital and hybrid working.

5.Planning Tools & Advertising
Wednesday 23 March from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

In this session, Muireann Sheehan will focus on increasing your knowledge of Planning Tools and Advertising your festivals and events. In addition, with the return to printed publicity materials, she will look at branding and the importance of design and visuals in publicising and promoting your festivals and events.
Q&A session included in this workshop

6. Content Creation Tools
Wednesday 30 March from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

In this final session, Muireann will demonstrate various content creation tools and reporting available to festivals and events.

Source: Tipperary County Council

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