Archives for June 2015

The Stage on the FIA conference

Read featured articles from The Stage Magazine, June 2015 on the FIA Conference in Dublin Read now

Irish Equity extends condolences to the Philips family

Irish Equity would like to extend their deepest sympathies to Janet Philips and her family at the tragic and sudden loss of their beautiful daughter Georgia.

Ireland/UK Action Group

Read the notes from the latest Ireland UK Action Group meeting that took place in Liberty hall on 3rd June

Cultural Entrepreneurship – Making your art work for you

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FIA delegates at Smock Alley Theatre


FIA delegates enjoying dinner in the historic Smock Alley Theatre Dublin, on Thursday 4th June.

FIA Live Performance Conference


For the second time in its history the International Federation of Actor (FIA) and its worldwide members gather for a 4-day international conference on live performance.

Hosted by FIA member unions Irish Equity and Equity Northern Ireland,  – the event will gather some 200 performers, union and industry representatives from around the world with the aim of discussing challenges, trends and best practices in the live performance sector. From June 4th to June 6th 2015 in the city of Dublin, Ireland, almost 50 speakers from different backgrounds and countries will take the floor to uphold the rights of performers and their role in society.

Prior to the event, FIA carried out a wide survey among its members with a view to best capturing the variety of national situations regarding the live performance sector and published a status report revealing the challenges, constant evolutions, but also the tremendous vitality the sector is witnessing.

Ferne Downey, FIA President, commented:
“The live performance sector remains at the heart of the entertainment industry. Despite the constant growth of the audiovisual sector, live performance continues to be the main source of employment for performers. Discussing current trends and new challenges forartists working in live performance is definitely a priority.”

The Federation and the unions hosting the event – Irish Equity and Equity Northern Ireland – are honoured by the presence of two distinguished guests at the conference opening session: the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure,Carál Ní Chuilín on Wednesday 4 June and welcome all participants under a single motto: Performing live, acting together.

View the FIA conference agenda

View the event website