In Context 4 - Artist Coaching Series is part of the Artists’ Support programme for this public art programme. It is led and facilitated by Choreographer and Artistic Director, Fearghus Ó Conchúir. The series will consist of 2 sessions in November 2018 and a return session in March 2019. Fearghus will design these sessions bespoke to the artists' projects and practices from In Context 4.

Fearghus Ó Conchuir will provide the structure to draw out the artists expertise, building on their individual and shared experiences, and provide a space for inquiry that supports and addresses questions they might have around their practices.

Fearghus Ó Conchúir is a choreographer whose film and live performances create spaces for audiences and artists to build communities together. He has been Curator of the Artistic Programme at Firkin Crane, a Trustee of the BBC Performing Arts Fund and a board member of Dance Ireland, Dance Digital, Project Arts Centre and Create. Fearghus was the first Ireland Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme and continues to contribute to the programme as a facilitator, coach and speaker. He is a Project Artist, a member of Project Arts Centre’s associate artist scheme and recently completed his PhD at Maynooth University with the support of an IRC Scholarship. He was Artistic Director of The Casement Project, a multi-platform, transnational project that was part of the Arts Council’s programme for Ireland 2016, and co-commissioned by 1418NOW. In October 2018, he became Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales.

Image: Fearghus Ó Conchúir (photo credit: Matthew Thompson)