Meet & Greet Session 5 – May 17th

On Monday May 17th, 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.

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.

Kim O’ Callaghan (Minding Creative Minds Director, MCD Project Manager and Deputy Event Controller and EPIC working group) says “The MCM meet and greet sessions have been a great opportunity for members of the creative industry to connect, and share their current experiences in navigating their way through these challenging times for the Industry . This past 14 months has been a very surreal and challenging time for so many in the industry , but those who have attended the meet and greet session have found a very supportive, informative community with shared experiences and great tips and advice. The Breakout rooms within the overall sessions have been very successful in giving people the opportunity in smaller groups to share information, thoughts, ideas and support each other.”

If you experience any problems when registering or following registration for our Meet and Greet session please contact us on


The ViVid Project Launch

The ViViD Project is organised and ran by freelance photographer Andrew Crowley, who goes by the name of Sunny Sardini Pictures.

The ViViD Project is a photography project aiming to contribute to the important conversation of mental health awareness within the Irish Creative Sector.

#TVP is producing a photobook with the theme of mental health/mental wellbeing and features various photographers across the Republic of Ireland and their work. The launch of the photobook will take place on the 29th of April 2021. You can register for #TVP Online Launch at

This online launch will include industry guest speakers:

  • Music and Portrait photographer – Ruth Medjber
  • Concert photographer & mental health activist – Kieran Frost
  • Minding Creative Minds founder – Dave Reid

The ViViD Project is fundraising for Minding Creative Minds. Minding Creative Minds is a free 24/7 Wellbeing Support Programme for the entire Irish Creative Sector.

There will be two versions of the photobook. One you can find online at where viewers can also donate. If you donate €20 or more you will receive a hard copy of The ViViD Project Photobook via the post!