Firkin Crane December 2020 Quarterly Town Hall Meeting (online)

Firkin Crane Quarterly Town Hall Meeting (online)

Friday 4th December 11.30am – 1.30pm

Held Quarterly, Firkin Crane’s Town Hall meetings are an opportunity to look at issues on a National Level. September’s meeting, which starts at the newer, and later, time of 12.30pm will be held online via Zoom.

We are inviting all Dance Professionals and Dance and Movement Artists, as well as Theatre Makers and Community Members interested in the Venue. As part of our ongoing communication and development strategies, on the first Friday of each month the Board and Executive of Firkin Crane invite you to a Board facilitated meeting to look at proposed sectoral supports and community engagements, looking at a more local agenda. The Town Hall Meetings held quarterly for the months of September, December, March and June look at a more National Agenda

Agenda for Town Hall Meeting

11.15: Room opening
Opening up the meeting room 15 minutes ahead of time. Allowing early check in.

11.35: Introduction

  • Introductions:
    • Chair Yvonne Coughlan.
    • CEO Paul McCarthy.
    • Moderator/ Dance Administrator Andrea Stapleton.
  • Agenda outline.
  • Communications Strategies
    • Quarterly Town Hall meetings March/June/September/December
    • Monthly forum meetings 1st Friday 12.30-2.30pm (Dependent on presenters)
    • Online Community Space.

Section 1

11.40am: Introduction to the Board members present

    • Chair Yvonne Coughlan, Anne Dempsey, Conall Ó Riain. (Others pending)

Feedback, responses, ideas and discussions

Section 2

11.45am: Brief Update on Board Deliberations

  • Chair Yvonne Coughlan
    • Rowena Neville’s report and subsequent plans for the future of the organisation.
    • Executive Artistic Director.
  • Agenda item for robust discussion at January Forum meeting

Feedback, responses, ideas and discussions

Section 3 

12.00pm: Firkin Crane supports for artists 

  • The Jack Lynch House- POD initiative.
    1. What other plans for this resource do you suggest?


Updates on ReFramed Bursary Awards: 5 Bursaries at €1000 each, to support Cork based professional dance artists to develop their practice in the changing environment of Covid-19. The successful candidates were Rachel Ní Bhraonáin from Waterford and Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Sara Hernandez, Cormac Mohally and Natasha Bourke from Cork.

(C) Updates on Professional Classes/ Workshops


(a.) Continuing 11am for 10th and 17th December.

Feedback, responses, ideas and discussions

Section 4 

12.30pm: Open Forum

This is your opportunity to:

  • Engage with Firkin Crane.
  • Bring up a topic for discussion.
  • Enlighten us on your current work.
  • Ask for help.
  • Pose questions.
  • Have a general chat.

Feedback, responses, ideas and discussions

1.30pm: Meeting ends

Those present in an observational capacity:

  • Ann Rea, Firkin Crane


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