Special Issue : Exploring Cross-Border Cultural Policy in Practice

The Irish Journal of Arts Management & Cultural Policy

Co-edited by Victoria Durrer, Jordana Corrigan and Ronaldo Munck, the issue outlines the importance of considering cultural policy on the island of Ireland in a cross-border context. The issue reflects on learning gained from an event on the subject co-organised by Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland, the Social Innovation Network and Dublin City University at The Garage Theatre in Monaghan in November 2018.

Papers include the voices of academics and practitioners reflecting on how cross-border work is conceptualised, what types of practice exist, what frameworks and infrastructures enable and hinder this practice, and what might exist to better support cross-border activity.

While Brexit looms large as a source of anxiety for the sustainability and development of the arts and cultural sector on the island, the value of cross-border working is certainly not in question. The papers demonstrate the importance of artistic practice and voice and wider institutional frameworks and formalised relationships in facilitating cross-border exchange as well as the significant role of inter-personal and professional connections.


  • Exploring Cross-Border Cultural Policy in Practice, Special Issue Introduction – VICTORIA DURRER, JORDANA CORRIGAN, RONALDO MUNCK
  • Reflections on Social and Political Context on Culture and the Irish Border – CATHAL MCCALL
  • Reflections on Current Practical and Political Context and Logistics for Cross-Border Partnerships – ANTHONY SOARES
  • Working with the Presence of a Border: An Artist’s Perspective – DYLAN QUINN
  • Cultural Gateways: The Role of Museums in Cross-Border Relations – GINA O’KELLY
  • The Meaning and Importance of Working Cross-Border: A Local Authority Perspective – CATRIONA O’REILLY
  • International perspectives on Cross-Border working – RICHARD WAKELY

The full issue is available at the following link

www.culturalpolicy.ie Volume 6

A huge thanks to all of our contributors.

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