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Using the arts to challenge racism and sectarianism

Using the arts to challenge racism and sectarianism

ArtsEkta and Arts for All are committed to developing improved relationships between people from differing political, religious and ethnic backgrounds and to tackling sectarianism and racism using the arts.

This day long workshop with Jayne McConkey will create an opportunity for artists to develop a deeper understanding of how to create safe spaces in which to hold potentially difficult conversations concerning racism or sectarianism.

The training will develop and broaden the knowledge, skills, awareness and understanding of artists to enable them to work more deeply and effectively in communities and to help improve the good relations outcomes of projects. We believe that our current arts projects and those we will develop in the future can be key tools in promoting good relations between and within communities in Belfast and across Northern Ireland

 Trainer: Jayne McConkey

Date Saturday 28th March

Time: 10.00m -3.00pm

Venue: Arts For All, 23 York Road, Belfast BT15 3GU / Tel (028) 9075 2134

Lunch will be provided.

Jayne McConkey is a fully qualified and highly experienced art psychotherapist who has designed, delivered and facilitated arts programmes for people of all ages in communities, residential care and school settings.  Jayne currently works as an art therapist for New Life Counselling working with children and young people affected by the legacy of the conflict in community and schools settings. Jayne has facilitated arts, peace and reconciliation, diversity and interfaith programmes for organisations including the Irish Peace Centres (Corrymeela), Relatives for Justice, Northern Ireland Council for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (NICRAS) and Crosslinks. She is committed to using creative methods to allow people to gently engage with challenging topics and questions. 

This training session will cost £5 for artists who work regularly with either ArtsEkta or Arts for All. The cost is £10 for artists who work with other organisations. .

This training has been funded by Office of the First & Deputy First Minister.

Please contact Niamh Flanagan for further information  on or