Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 March 2021 

Four internationally curated conversations probing the role of culture in the development and regeneration of small cities.

All details and booking for this free event:

The RIOT : SLIGO virtual conference will curate conversations with a cross section of experts and innovators from places and projects that have been transformed through ground breaking collaborations.

Participants will learn of collaborations involving artists, communities, businesses and the arts, culture and creative industries, touching many strata of society and economies.

As each speaker relates their experiences and learning, a key feature of these exchanges will be comments and questions from the virtual audience.

RIOT Commission

Sligo County Council Culture Team announces an exciting new commission opportunity on the theme of Re-imagining our Town, RIOT!  Proposals are being invited for creative and innovative work produced collaboratively.

Donal Tinney, head of Sligo Culture Team, describes the potential: ‘In the spirit of Creative Ireland, the commission is open to individuals and communities working across the arts, culture and creative industries, and to collaborations between people working across sectors or disciplines representing the broad spectrum of culture and creative industries.   This commission is an opportunity to create a new piece of work that will explore and address the issues, themes and possibilities raised by RIOT.’

The commission will form part of the stimulating online RIOT conference broadcasting internationally from Sligo in March  2021.  This two-day event, will provide an opportunity to rethink Sligo city and design its future.   This future will be shaped by our creativity, our imagination, our innovations, our heritage, our ability to work together  – our culture.  The event will present working challenges to leading thinkers and creatives, from culture, community and business backgrounds drawn from Sligo, Ireland and International sources.

Further information on the RIOT commission is available at this link :

Commission Call

Deadline for applications is 4pm Monday 14th December 2020

Enquiries can be directed to

Mary McDonagh, Public Art Officer, Sligo County Council, [email protected]

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