The Journey So Far

field:arts couldn’t have come together without the insight and input of a vast network of Producers, Artists, consultants and colleagues across the arts sector. 

It’s been a detailed and collaborative process to date, so we thought we’d give you a bit of insight of what’s been happening behind the scenes over the last number of months plus what’s about to come down the line…

Arts Council announce the Creative Production Supports scheme.

A cohort of Producers, Artists and Companies come on board for the application, and the prospective network of field:arts takes shape. The application is submitted.

An international panel work with Arts Council to meet the shortlisted applicants.

We receive confirmation the CPS application has been successful.

The cohort of field:arts begins to formalise.

Tilly Taylor comes on board as Company Producer. 

Tilly, Lynnette and Matt meet with the cohort to discuss the supports that they identified in earlier conversations, and begin to put them in place.

field:arts is established as a CLG, and two board members join the team – Carolina Ortega and Bryce Lease.

Independent Producers and Associate Companies are placed on retainer, to support their year round practice.

Producers, Artists and Companies begin to avail of producing and administrative supports through field:arts.

Penelope Kenny is engaged as field:arts Governance Consultant, and meets with all field:arts Producers to begin consultation across the cohort. She is then available to the cohort on a consultancy basis.

We begin holding regular group meetings with field:arts Producers, establishing the peer-to-peer network and connecting Producers across the country.

Lisa Mahony is recruited as Head of Production for field:arts, and is available as a consultancy support for the full cohort.

The cohort of Producers and select artists begin diversity training with Signifier – a consultancy and think tank that provides practical solutions for organisations in the creative industries. 

Emma Coen is recruited as the second Company Producer, who will provide producing and administrative support to the cohort. 

Daniela Miguel Dos Santos joins the team on placement from NUIG.

field:arts is launched to the public!

We will recruit an Independent Producer. They will be invited to identify their portfolio of Artists. This will happen through an open call.

We will recruit a Trainee Producer through an open call. Offering a new producer the opportunity to train in the engine room of field:arts.

Both opportunities are paid.

When it is safe to do so, we will establish an office space for all field:arts Producers, Artists and Companies to use. This will include hot desks, a meeting space, and a storage space for kit.

We will recruit seven additional Trainee Producers over the course of the two year pilot in collaboration with our Partner Organisations.

We will engage with organisations, resource bodies and networks to collaborate and bolster support offered across the industry. 

If you’re interested in hearing more, or talking to us about a potential collaboration, please reach out to