Valerie Connor self-employed | registered company
Consultancy in my case usually involves working alongside individuals and small groups as needs be to research or develop and deliver exhibitions, projects, plans, ideas, research or assessment. I participate in selection, commissioning, and awards panels, often leading to an engagement over time with local authority arts offices, venues, galleries, artist-led organisations and agencies. Previously, I've had advisory roles within a consultancy position for Culture Ireland and Revenue Commissioners, while contracted to the Policy and Strategy Department of the Arts Council. More particular mentoring roles have involved working with ParaInstitution in partnership with Adapt Galway on their initiative for new cultural leaders in Galway and the Artlinks Programme one-to-one sessions designed to support the professional development of established and emerging artists resident in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow. Similarly, I took part in Fire Station Artists Studios' first alternative approach to the facilitation of studio visits through the Artists and Curators programme.