Meet & Greet – February

Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) January online Meet and Greet Session will take place on Monday February 28th at 7.00pm

This event is free of charge and registration is now open, just click the button below.

 

We cannot believe it is one year since our first meet and greet session; but it is and we are delighted to have gone one full circle around the sun with you, at our monthly meet up sessions. Later this month, on February 28th 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 our twelfth online meet and greet session and we look forward to seeing you there.

As with all the sessions throughout the year, there is no charge but to access you need to register and you can do this by clicking here.

The agenda for our online meet and greet sessions is simple; to share experiences and advice with each other; to have conversations with our peers and creative sector colleagues. We encourage feedback on the sessions and would love to hear from you to info@mindingcreativeminds.ie .

Meet & Greet – January

Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) January online Meet and Greet Session will take place on Monday January 17th at 7.00pm

This event is free of charge and registration is now open, just click the button below.

 

We cannot believe it is one year since our first meet and greet session; but it is and we are delighted to have gone one full circle around the sun with you, at our monthly meet up sessions. Later this month, on January 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 our twelfth online meet and greet session and we look forward to seeing you there.

As with all the sessions throughout the year, there is no charge but to access you need to register and you can do this by clicking here.

The agenda for our online meet and greet sessions is simple; to share experiences and advice with each other; to have conversations with our peers and creative sector colleagues. We encourage feedback on the sessions and would love to hear from you to info@mindingcreativeminds.ie .

We look forward to saying hello at our first online meet up session of the new year on January 17th and to spending time with everyone once again.  Remember, our monthly meetup sessions are a safe space to ask for advice, to attend for the company or indeed just pop in if you wish to find out a little more about what we do at Minding Creative Minds (MCM). Whatever your reason for coming along, we will be delighted to see you.” – Dave Reid, Founder, Minding Creative Minds.

Meet & Greet – December 2021

Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) December online Meet and Greet Session will take place on Monday December 20th at 7.00pm

This event is free of charge and registration is now open, just click the button below.

 

We cannot believe it is one year since our first meet and greet session; but it is and we are delighted to have gone one full circle around the sun with you, at our monthly meet up sessions. Later this month, on December 20th 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 our twelfth online meet and greet session and we look forward to seeing you there.

As with all the sessions throughout the year, there is no charge but to access you need to register and you can do this by clicking here.

The agenda for our online meet and greet sessions is simple; to share experiences and advice with each other; to have conversations with our peers and creative sector colleagues. We encourage feedback on the sessions and would love to hear from you to info@mindingcreativeminds.ie .

“As we prepare for our December meet up, I would like to thank those who joined us at any of our online monthly meet ups this last year and for helping us spread our message. Our message is simple, regardless of your job in the sector; whether you are a stage performer or if you work in a support role; you are in the Irish Creative sector and our services are available to you. We offer a wide range of support services from mental health support and counselling to advice on practical issues (legal, financial, life coaching, career advice, administrative questions around your business if you are self-employed and much more); our focus is to support you, the entire individual. In addition, no issue is too trivial, you do not need to be in a crisis situation to contact us. If you have anything on your mind whatsoever, contact us and let us help you. Our services are free to the user and confidential. So, if you have considered contacting us, but didn’t please follow through. We want to help. We all look forward to meeting everyone on December 20th again; and hopefully to meeting in person at some point in the new year. Happy Christmas and stay safe” – Dave Reid, founder Minding Creative Minds.

Meet & Greet – 15 November

On Monday November 15th, 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.

 

Meet & Greet 10 – October 18th

On Monday October 18th, 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.

 

Meet & Greet 9 – September 20th

On Monday September 20th, 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.

As we prepare for our sector to finally reopen, it is even more important we stay connected with our peers and colleagues. Minding Creative Minds Monthly Online Meet and Greet Session facilitates this perfectly. By being present we can be an active support for each other, by getting involved we can help each other navigate the months ahead as our industry reopens and we can regain our work routines. Some have already had an opportunity to dip our toes into the work arena via test events and while we will all be thrilled to get back to steady work routines, this can bring its own challenges. Minding Creative Minds Meet and Greet Sessions will bring us together so we can continue to support each other and our industry beyond Covid restrictions. If you have not been able to visit already, consider coming by on September 20 th to say Hi.Ailish Toohey, Communications Lead at Minding Creative Minds.

 

Meet & Greet 8 – August 30th

On Monday August 30th, 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.

Our forthcoming Meet & Greet will be our eighth session.
What I am most struck by during these gatherings is the amazing network of professionals there are in the Irish arts sectors and what a supportive, kind and innovative group of people we all are part of. The beauty of the meetings is that there is no specific agenda for each meeting so we share whatever is the most relevant information for our sector that week, and we have time to get to know each other in smaller break-out rooms . The atmosphere is friendly and there is no pressure on anyone to participate more than they want to. It’s been a lovely way for each of us to broaden our network, during what otherwise could have been quite an isolating time.
Ann Marie Shields, Minding Creative Minds Director and Head of Careers, Industry and
Events at BIMM Institute.

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

 

Meet & Greet 7 – July 19th

On Monday June 21st, 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.

This will be our 7th Meet & Greet event and Minding Creative Minds is delighted to host this evening on a monthly basis offering support, encouragement and an opportunity to share ideas and plans as we plan for the return of arts, cultural and live events once again. MCM recently celebrated it’s first anniversary and we’d like to thank everyone who has contacted us over the past year and to continue to highlight that anyone working within the Irish Creative sector is eligible to use the services of Minding Creative minds which range from our 24/7 helpline to free counselling to advice on a range of issues ranging from legal, to financial to career matters.Dave Reid, Minding Creative Minds Founder.

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

 

Meet & Greet Session 6 – June 21st

On Monday June 21st, 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.

“Beyond providing a needed check-in for the creative and event community in Ireland, our online meet & greet sessions have proven to be a relaxed, informal space to share and question.  Our community has a snail pace live calendar and an even slower freelance market.  For those in the events and creative industry, it can feel impossible to land a gig or job in light of this past year, in the past 6 months and still today. It is important to turn to different forms of career or relationship building and focus on controllable factors for your personal career journey and in a place you can relate. Networking can be one way to greatly help.  Continuing to network and grow as professionals in the world of coronavirus is more important than ever, it is beneficial to still create industry connections.”  

“It’s as important as ever to gather advice and receive insight on new opportunities that may come in the future as well as having a sense of belonging.  For some our Minding Creative Minds monthly online session, offers a needed connection during these times and depending on one’s location it might be their only connection to the community. Communication lines are opening further across the sector, friendships being forged and experiences being shared; a natural support structure has commenced.  A true positive in a backdrop of negativity and one which will remain in place even when the sector reopens and we are back touring, performing, creating and attending live events and so much more. It’s evident how this monthly meet up is becoming a joyful, positive and conversational place to go.  One request I have for all of us is that we continue to spread the word.” Emma Olohan Sarramida, Minding Creative Minds Director and Director United Events Global, Lecturer, VP PR PWN Global Ngo.

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

 

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 info@mindingcreativeminds.ie.