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SMART Talks 2018




SMART Talks is a new series of professional development presentations and workshops, providing a platform for artists and the creative community to engage with a curated selection of creative agencies, councils, artistic supports, professional creative practices, and funding providers. There will also be a space for wider discussions of issues such as arts & mental health, wellbeing, diversity and accessibility in the arts.

By providing these talks in The MART Gallery, Dublin – alongside our gallery programme and studio network – we hope to foster an environment where creativity can flourish as a professional career, where new practices can establish themselves, and where artists and creatives have the space to engage critically with contemporary issues.

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Past Talks

Thursday 3rd May  – Local Enterprise Office

Tuesday 10th July – Visual Artists Ireland Help Desk

Upcoming Talks

Wednesday 1st August – Arts Council Funding

Wednesday 29th August – Culture Ireland

Saturday 15th Sept 2018 – Art/Disability – Led by Róisín Power Hackett & Ruth Kerr

Saturday 10th Nov 2018 – ‘Cultural Engagement in the Age of Trump’ – led by Dan O’Neill and Fiona Kenny

Tuesday 13th Nov 2018 – Craft Council of Ireland

Wednesday December 5th 2018 – Women in Film / TV – Led by Vanessa Gildea

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Livestock 2018




Livestock has teamed up with MART to present a year long residency in 2018.

Livestock was established in 2010 at The Market Studios in Dublin by Joan Healy, Louise Ward and Francis Fay. Livestock continues today with Francis Fay & Eleanor Lawler as co-curators.

Livestock is an artist-led initiative set up to support, encourage and promote performance, the artists and their work. The bi-monthly event is an opportunity for performers to show new or evolving work.

Central to their ethos is the creation of a positive and welcoming environment where artists can perform their live work to an appreciative audience. We believe performance facilitates a relationship between artist and audience, creating an intimacy and a space for dialogue between both parties.

Livestock has been part of Dublin Live Art Festival since 2012, exposing Irish performance artists’ work to International artists taking part in the Festival.

Check out Livestock on FacebookTwitterInstagram or on their website.

Upcoming Livestock Events in MART

New events to be announced soon!

Previous Livestock Events in MART

Friday 22 June 0 Sunday 24 June 2018: Body & Borders Weekend Event. 

Saturday 12 May- Sunday 13 May 2018: Performance Workshop with Áine Phillips and Rae Goodwin.

Saturday 24 March 2018: Showcase of new work.

Friday 24 November 2017: Livestock Performance, featuring Crawford Graduates Award artists, as part of Can You Hear Me Now? and Dublin Gallery Weekend.