Wednesday, November 04, 2020

WATERFORD’S Festival of Creativity will come to a laptop near you this month. Following its successful inaugural year, CreateFest will again provide an opportunity to engage with professionals and practitioners in the creative industries while providing a platform for discussion, networking and learning.

This year’s panels feature international DJs, musicians, agents, filmmakers and artists. The festival will provide the opportunity for creatives to get inside tips from designers on how to meet a client’s needs, ask a music agent how to get signed or chat to an international touring musician about their best gig experiences.

A series of exciting panels bring together a range of industry professionals, national and international – all with valuable insights to share!

CreateFest is for professionals and amateurs, veterans, and novices, the knowledgeable and the curious: all you have to do is log in and join the forum.

From November 5 to 7, an open forum to engage with and learn from peers and professionals in the areas of Media, Visual Arts, Photography, Theatre, Music and Street Art will be available.

This year’s festival features some of Ireland’s finest in these areas, including:

Music and Entertainment: Brian Kennedy and Daithi, agent Joe Clarke CWB

Design: The Project Twins – John and Michael Fitzgerald and John Gavin of True Output

Photographers: Cyril Helnwein, Shane O’Neill and Frank Cosgrove

Theatre: Elizabeth Whyte, Artistic Director Wexford Arts Centre, Ben Barnes, Four Rivers/Theatre Royal and FelieSpeaks playwright.

Media: Radio DJs Martin Guilfoyle Tess O’Reilly and Emma Nolan

Visual Arts: Fine art painter Síle Walsh, illustrator and film maker Paul Bolger and street artist Vanessa Power (aka Signs of Power)

The forum will also feature Murals for Communities keynote speakers Katherine Collins of Waterford City & County Council, Rafael Schacter, Magdalena Karol and Niall Ó Lochlainn. CreateFest is an initiative of Waterford Cultural Quarter and funded by Waterford City & County Council.

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