TMP Planning Meeting – Saturday 14 June at The LAB

unnamed-1Venue: The LAB, Foley St. Dublin 1
Date: Saturday 14 June 2014
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Following the VAI Get Together at IMMA, The Mothership Project invites you to a special event to plan actions to address the issues that we face as artist-parents.

Those present at the Mothership talk at the VAI Get Together outlined a number of key issues that they felt were important to them as artist-parents.  This event in the LAB is an opportunity to tackle those issues outlined, and to create real constructive plans together through a fun, child-friendly and stimulating event.  So if there is something that you feel passionate about in relation to being an artist-parent, this is your chance to tackle it!  Come along and you will garner the mutual support and direction you need to harness our collective energies towards projects that matter to you.

We will do this through a self-organizational facilitation technique called ‘Open Space Technology’.  A member of Mothership, Áine Ivers, will facilitate.


Lots of food!
We will have a buffet–style food table available for the whole event – so please bring along food and drink to stock the table.

Bring the children!
This event will be open to children to participate in if they wish (if they are old enough and have and interest!)  The space will also have provision for children to play, be comfortable, to sleep and to eat, and we hope to have children’s entertainment present for some of the event.  So please don’t leave your kids at home – bring them, they are very welcome!

We need to know numbers of adults and children so please RSVP by 11th June. Email:

Commit to the event.
Open Space Technology is an immersive process that has a beginning, middle and an end.  Please make every effort to arrive on time and to stay for as long as you can.  You will find it a rewarding experience.

(To find out more about Open Space Technology, go to: