The Art of Invitation Training is Happening in Ireland this November

We're delighted to work with independent curator Orlaith Treacy & the Butler Gallery to host the Art of Invitation in Ireland this November, a three day course followed by a public discussion at the Butler Gallery. 

Activating participation is an essential craft, and The Art of Invitation shares a deep and broad range of approaches and experiences to ignite the collective imagination and create the possibilities for change. This course provides participants with the tools and methodologies to engage communities in creative projects in ways that are considerate of our environment. Participants learn through doing, making, reflecting individually and in groups and develop their own plans, activities and skills for change for their own projects, organisations and communities.

Photographs from the Art of Invitation Training delivered by Encounters in Groningen, the Netherlands, earlier this year for Recoms ITN fellows, training future leaders in transformative thinking and practice. 

The Art of Invitation Course provides: 

• Inspirational ways to develop a more environmentally conscious creative practice. • Effective ways of bringing diverse groups of people together and maintaining their involvement. • Information on how to support people to respond and become active in the world, exploring how making art together can accelerate change. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own project ideas, plans and experiences as material to develop within the course.

Following the three-day course, there will be a day of public discussion that will put the knowledge that has been gained into practice, drawing people together to make future plans and actions. 

For more information email or visit the Butler Gallery website.

To book your place on the three day course please email

To book your place on the public discussion please book your ticket here.

This week of events has been kindly supported by Kilkenny County Council Arts Office, the Arts Council of Ireland, the OPW and the Butler Gallery.