Culture Meets Business

Project Name

Culture Meets Business

Project Partners

Galway Culture Company and Galway Chamber of Commerce

Role of Galway Culture Company


Strategic Aim

This project falls under our third strategic aim;
Providing Supports to the Cultural and Creative Sectors

Project Description

Culture Meets Business is part of our ‘Connecting Business and Culture Programme’ which aims to further connect our local cultural organisations with local businesses.

The overall programme comprises of;

  • A series of talks connecting culture and business
  • A series of creative residencies in businesses in the city and county
  • A series of networking events for culture and business

The first talk included hearing from some of the artistic visions driving Galway forward as a wonderful place to do business. The session included a panel comprised of Paul Fahy, Artistic Director of Galway International Arts Festival, Petal Pilly, Artistic Director of Blue Teapot Theatre Company, and Ulla Hokkanen, Creative Director, Galway Community Circus.

Read more about the first Culture Meets Business event here.

The second talk featured an incredible evening with Gail Anderson, author and former art director of Rolling Stone Magazine. This talk took place at Portershed.

Read more about the second Culture Meets Business event here. 

The third talk is a panel discussion featuring an introduction by Marilyn Gaughan-Reddan of Galway Culture Company with Marc Mac Lochlann, Artistic Director, Branar; Darach Ó Tuairisg, Meangadh, Fíbín and Fergal McGrath, Manager of the Town Hall Theatre with moderator Tracey Ferguson. The talk will take place Wednesday 29th of November at the Mick Lally Theatre.

Read more about the third Culture Meets Business event here. 

Culture Meets Business is curated by Tracey Ferguson.

Projects outcomes-what we expect from this project

  • Good collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce
  • For businesses and the cultural sector to be more connected
  • An opportunity to learn more about the artistic visions driving Galway forward as a place to do business

How is this project funded

This project is funded by the Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.


These events will take place over 2023 and 2024.