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Exploring Cross Border Cultural Policy in Practice

The Irish Journal of Arts Management & Cultural Policy 

Co-edited by Victoria Durrer, Jordana Corrigan and Ronaldo Munck, the issue outlines the importance of considering cultural policy on the island of Ireland in a cross-border context. The issue reflects on learning gained from an event on the subject co-organised by Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland, the North South Social Innovation Network and Dublin City University at The Garage Theatre in Monaghan in November 2018.

Papers include the voices of academics and practitioners reflecting on how cross-border work is conceptualised, what types of practice exist, what frameworks and infrastructures enable and hinder this practice, and what might exist to better support cross-border activity.

While Brexit looms large as a source of anxiety for the sustainability and development of the arts and cultural sector on the island, the value of cross-border working is certainly not in question. The papers demonstrate the importance of artistic practice and voice and wider institutional frameworks and formalised relationships in facilitating cross-border exchange as well as the significant role of inter-personal and professional connections.

Contributions:

Exploring Cross-Border Cultural Policy in Practice, Special Issue Introduction
VICTORIA DURRER, JORDANA CORRIGAN, RONALDO MUNCK

The Irish Cultural Borderscape
CATHAL MCCALL

Reflections on the Context and Logistics of Cross-Border Partnerships
ANTHONY SOARES

Working with the Presence of a Border: An Artist’s Perspective
DYLAN QUINN

Cultural Gateways: The Role of Museums in Cross-Border Relations
GINA O’KELLY

The Meaning and Importance of Working Cross-Border: A Local Authority Perspective
CATRIONA O’REILLY

International perspectives on Cross-Border working 
RICHARD WAKELY

The full issue is available here or www.culturalpolicy.ie Volume 6.

The ongoing Brexit negotiations have brought to light the importance of the border on the island of Ireland.