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5.7 SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY, Cultural and economic geography, Media and socio-cultural communication, Social sciences

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This is a report of a TU Dublin Public Engagement event organised by the research team working on the IRC funded research project FADE (Festivals, Audiences and Digital Engagement)


On September 14th 2023, stakeholders from Dublin's festival community, including representatives from the Arts Council, the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the Dublin City Arts Office, participated in a public engagement event at TU Dublin's Grangegorman campus. Entitled Festivals, Audiences and the Digital Experience (FADE), named after an ongoing research project of the same name, the event explored the intersection of creativity, technology and community at the heart of festival making in Dublin. The event formed part of the 'Revealing Grangegorman' series, a programme organized by TU Dublin to celebrate the campus and its infrastructural growth during the pandemic.

Event attendees: learned about emerging findings from the FADE research project; were given an introduction to Ireland's first art and technology festival BETA; listened to community festival practitioners comment on their engagement with digital programming and; engaged with a panel of festival stakeholders discuss the challenges and opportunities that technological advances pose for festivals



Irish Research Council

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