Meet & Greet – April Session

Meet & Greet Session 4 – April 19th, 7pm

On Monday April 19th, Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) in association with The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, EPIC Working Group, Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO), Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), MCD Productions & The Cowshed will hold its next online meet and greet session. This MCM Meet and Greet Session is open to the entire creative community in all of Ireland and our Irish overseas.

In previous sessions following the opening words by Ann Marie, we broke into smaller discussion groups. Your feedback to this structure was very positive so we will be following this format at our April session. If you wish to offer feedback on the structure to any session we would love to hear from you to info@mindingcreativeminds.ie.

The aim of our MCM Meet and Greet Session is for attendees to share our experiences, share advice with each other and have a conversation with our peers as we strive to get our sector back to full health. Some of us may wish to tell our story, others may have questions, some of us may wish to attend as spectators just to find out a little more about what we do. Whatever works for you in attending, works for us. We want you to help us shape MCM and our events, so we as an organisation can maximise our efficiency in aiding and supporting your needs.

Rowan McDonagh from The Cowshed says “Minding Creative Minds Meet & Greet Sessions are proving to be a hugely valuable and insightful peek into the many varied issues we are all experiencing during these hard times. We get to see and hear the many different ways we are all affected, from the financial, legal and mental health problems many of us are experiencing in our isolated lives. We are seeing that a shared experience and safe space to voice our concerns and be heard as a community is proving to be a valued collective space. And more so, going forward this is a space we can all return to as a community to seek solace, comfort and unity.”

 

Meet & Greet – Session 3

Meet & Greet Session 3 – March 15th, 7pm

On Monday March 15th, Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) in association with with The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, EPIC Working Group, Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO), Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), MCD Productions & The Cowshed will hold its third online meet and greet session for Ireland’s entire creative community and our Irish overseas. This Meet and Greet Session will be chaired once again by Ann Marie Shields, Minding Creative Minds director and Head of Careers, Industry and Events at BIMM Institute. Registration is necessary.

In December, with thanks to its existing funding partners and new funding by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media we were thrilled Minding Creative Minds was able to open its services to the entire creative community both in Ireland and our Irish overseas (circa 55,000 people in total). As a result, as with our February session, on March 15th in addition to our friends and colleagues in the music and live events sectors, we look forward to welcoming our friends and colleagues from our extended creative community to this Meet and Greet Session.

For those who are already familiar with our Meet and Greet Sessions you will know should you have a specific question or there is an area of interest you would like discussed, we invite and encourage you to log these when registering;
• Are there any topics you would like us to cover?
• Do you have a question you would like to discuss or present for advice from other participants?
• Do you have any well-being tips or resources that you would like to share?

In February’s session following the opening words by Ann Marie, we broke into smaller discussion groups. Your feedback to this structure was very positive so we will be following this format at our session on March 15th also. If you wish to offer feedback on the structure to any session we would love to hear from you to info@mindingcreativeminds.ie.

The aim of our MCM Meet and Greet Session is for attendees to share our experiences, share advice with each other and have a conversation with our peers as we strive to get our sector back to full health. Some of us may wish to tell our story, others may have questions, some of us may wish to attend as spectators just to find out a little more about what we do. Whatever works for you in attending, works for us. We want you to help us shape MCM and our events, so we as an organisation can maximise our efficiency in aiding and supporting your needs.

“Minding Creative Minds Meet & Greet sessions enable Ireland’s creative communities to come together to support each other and share valuable information. These sessions allow us to interact with friends, meet peers, network, and make new contacts, whilst having an opportunity to chat, share resources and bounce ideas around. The first two sessions proved to be very enjoyable and I’m really looking forward to MCM’s next Meet & Greet on March 15th.” – Ann Marie Shields, Minding Creative Minds Director and Head of Careers, Industry and Events at BIMM Institute.