New contract for Interactions

April 17, 2006

I’m delighted to announce that Interactions has won the contract to design and manage a consultation process for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to inform the first strategy for arts development in the county. We’ll be working closely with the Arts Office and I’m looking forward to meeting artists, policy makers and audience members over the course of the next few months as we wonder out loud and draft a plan that speaks to the priorities for arts development in the county over the next 3 – 5 years. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is a new client for Interactions and we’re very excited to be their chosen consultation partners for this assignment.
We’re also looking forward to rolling out a creative approach to the consultation using our Dynamic Participation model. We’ve already used the Dynamic Participation model in our work with The Arts Council in 2005 where we designed and rolled out a national consultation process involving over 1000 people, 100 meetings and many geographically disparate locations to inform the national plan for arts development. Set against significant consultation fatigue in this sector, the consultation process was widely hailed as a successful model of public consultation and resulted in the recently published Partnership for the Arts (available on The Arts Council’s website).

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