Words Ireland is seeking regional venues who are interested in participating in its Literature Audience Development programme in 2020. This involves the provision of a Literature Audience Development Officer (LADO) to venues. The LADO will help venues increase the quality and quantity their literature programme, and will work to grow literature audiences at a local level.
The LADO will act as a consultant to venues, coming up with great programming ideas, making first contact with writers, connecting the venue to local reading and writing groups, and identifying other stakeholders in the community that can support the literary arts at the venue in order to build audiences.
Participating venues will also become part of the Words Ireland touring network, still in its infancy, which aims to tour an increasing number of high-quality literary events, shows and initiatives. Words Ireland plans to develop a greater culture of literature production at a national level, aiming to increase the number of active producers, and connecting the ideas and initiative of producers with participating venues. For a full range of benefits and further information, click here: http://wordsireland.ie/literature-audience-development-call-to-venues/
Thanks to the support of the Arts Council, the services of the LADO is available to venues for €1,500 per year, payable in January/February 2020 for that year. Interested venues, or Arts Offices, should contact Brendan at firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 February to express their interest or find out more.