Mona Considine Chair of Theatre Forum & Louise Rossington Chair of TheatreNI welcomed the APAC16 delegation

The artist as part of social and collective action

A keynote address from artist Rita Duffy on the role of the artist in advocating social change and justice followed by a panel discussion exploring these themes further.

Chair Emily Mark-FitzGerald
Panel Rita Duffy, Lian Bell, Dan Thompson

Free Radicals

Veronica Coburn, David Grant, Gary Keegan, and Peter Sheridan explore what we can learn from a radical past

Chair Deirdre Kinahan


Perspectives I

Paula McFetridge, Lucina Russell, Ollie Breslin, and Damien O'Connor

Paula's Presentation │Lucina's Presentation

Majority Pursuit/Minority Report

Saoirse Anton, David Bolger, and Claire Hodgson talk about making broad participation a given not just an aspiration

Chair Pádraig Naughton

David's Presentation │Claire's YouTube Clip │Pádraig's Presentation

Speaking Freely

Sir John Tusa, introduced by Jo Mangan, speaks about the arts reclaiming their voice

Sir John's Speech

Spreading the Kindness

Tom Andrews believes kindness makes a difference in our world

Tom's Presentation

A Different Space?

Owen Calvert-Lyons, Vanessa Fielding, Kerry Michael, and Sophie Motley on doing things differently in venues and arts centres

Chair Patricia McBride

Owen's Guardian piece │Kerry's Presentation │Sophie's Presentation

Are Two Heads Better than One?

Tríona Ní Dhuibhir, Eimear Henry, and Pádraig Heneghan

Chair Claire Hodgson

Tríona's Presentation │Eimear's Presentation

Perspectives II

Michelle Carew and Catherine Young

The Dangers of Instrumentalism

Elizabeth Crump, Monica Spencer, and Ray Yeates talk about artists maintaining and exerting control over the arts agenda

Chair Sir John Tusa