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Performing Arts Forum – Sligo Gathering

May 29

Performing Arts Forum - Sligo Gathering

Join us for this landmark event in the performing arts 2024 calendar.

For two decades, our annual Gathering has stood as a landmark event in the performing arts calendar. This year, in Sligo, holds an extra special significance as it’s our first Gathering as Performing Arts Forum. Funding from Sligo County Council Arts Department has helped support the attendance of local artists via a bursary fund.

For us, Where Connection Creates Change isn’t just a tagline – it’s our guiding ethos. At the core of Performing Arts Forum is the profound value of connection. It’s about the relationships we build, the ties we strengthen, and the sense of belonging that sustains our community. Over these two days, we invite everyone to step away from the hustle and bustle of daily working life. It’s a chance to come together, to connect, and to reflect on what truly matters, what lies ahead, and how we can collaboratively shape our future.

Over the two days, we’ll explore many themes under the concept Where Connection Creates Change including freedom of expression, career viability and sustainability, advocacy, audience research and lots more.

Our two days present a golden opportunity to discover the local arts landscape in Sligo. Through our sessions and artistic programme curated by Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, you’ll get to visit the Hawk’s Well, The Model, Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture (YAADA), the Factory Performance Space, Yeats building, and Queen Maeve Square.

Book your ticket
We’re delighted to be partnering again with Ticketsolve to sell our tickets this year. You can purchase tickets on this link. Your ticket includes day sessions, artistic programme, bespoke artistic programme, lunch on both days and evening dinner.

Hotels & Travel
For more information on hotels and travel, please click here: Hotels & Travel

The Programme:

Details of the fantastic and varied programme can be seen on the Performing Arts Forum website here.