Mindshift – our professional development series for published authors – continues on Saturday 17 May as part of the Dublin Writers' Festival. This day-long event will deal with the business of being a writer.
What type of funding and supports are there for writers? Who is eligible for artist tax exemption? How can writers set themselves up as a business? What are the ways to generate alternative sources of income? Sarah Bannan (Arts Council), Jim Doyle (Dublin City Council), Jane O’Hanlon (Poetry Ireland), Gaby Smyth (Gaby Smyth & Co accountants) and others reveal and unpack the mysteries of funding and finances in literature. A must for the enterprising writer.
Sarah Bannan is the Head of Literature with the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and has been acting in this role since 2007. Her role in the Arts Council involves the day to day management of all aspects of the Arts Council's literature budget, policy and strategy, which seeks to connect the public with high quality writing. Sarah has also worked as an editorial assistant with the Lilliput Press and the Head of Education and Access at the Irish Film Institute. Her first novel, Weightless, will be published in 2015 by St Martin’s Press in the US/Canada and by Bloomsbury in the UK/Ireland.
Jim Doyle is the Arts Officer for Dublin City Council with responsibility for flagship arts events including the Dublin Writers Festivel, artist residential spaces, The Lab Arts Building, and a wide ranging arts programme. I have extensive managerial experience in the arts, culture and events sectors and I have qualifications in Cultural Management, Fine Art, Physics and Chemistry. Jim has held appointments at regional and national level in industry training, research and education as well as working independently. He also maintains a number of practice based research projects.
Gaby Smyth is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and has been in practice for almost twenty years, specialising in the literary, music, film and theatre arts – representing and advising many of the major Irish practitioners in these areas. Gaby has also been involved with many arts organisations in Ireland; he has been the chairman of the boards of Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Corn Exchange Theatre Company, and TEAM Educational Theatre Company, and Screen Producers Ireland. He is currently chair of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.
If you have a problem booking, please call us on 01 872 1302.