Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee

first_imgBelltable:Connect bursary to help artists explore a new idea in May NewsLimerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committeeBy Bernie English – August 16, 2017 1523 Print Advertisement Limerick Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award worth €20,000 WhatsApp Email Facebook TAGSartistsartsCian Prendivillekeith bogueLaceLimerick City and County CouncilPLAN PLAN Chairman Keith Bogue.Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee. PLAN Chairman Keith Bogue.JUST weeks after Limerick City and County councillors voted to establish the country’s first council committee entirely dedicated to culture, local artists are claiming that the local authority has failed to ensure that people working in the cultural community are represented on the new group.The Professional Limerick Artists Network (PLAN) and Limerick Arts and Cultural Exchange (LACE) are angered by what they see as a row-back on plans to give them a voice on the new culture Strategic Policy Committee (SPC).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The groups claim they were given to believe there would be two seats each on the committee for PLAN and LACE, as the organised representatives of people involved in arts and culture in the city and county.But the local authority denies ever promising the four seats and says that the two organisations will have to go through the Public Private Network system to gain representation.“Two representatives each was the deal and now they have gone back on that. There seems to be a strong reluctance on the council executive to have anything directly to do with the arts committees,” said Keith Bogue, chairperson of PLAN.Mr Bogue fears that the representation for arts and culture groups, which they believe was agreed, is now far from secure.“Anyone from haberdashers to dentists can apply through the PPN system. We were the people doing the work all along. We were the people giving our time and expertise for free to try to advise the council when they were paying enormous amounts of money to outside consultant for advice.Now they’re changing the goalposts and we’re being pushed aside. A deal is a deal and they’ve gone back on it,” he declared.Sectoral interests on the council’s existing SPCs are chosen from membership of the PPN and the council says this is the appropriate way for PLAN and LACE to get a voice on the new committee.A statement on behalf of the council said: “It is incorrect and misleading to say that the two groups are being sidelined.  “The SPC system is intended to give councillors and relevant sectoral interests an opportunity for full involvement in the policy making process from the early stages.“The setting up of a Culture SPC is being done in accordance with the regulations and guidelines set down by the government. One of the guidelines indicates that sectoral interests are nominated through the Public Participation Network (PPN).“This process was indicated to the PLAN and LACE groups via email in which they were encouraged to register with the PPN. At a previous working group meeting, the issue of membership of the SPC was raised.  Both PLAN and LACE were told that the issue would be looked in to”.However, Solidarity Party councillor Cian Prendiville believes there is another way.“I understand that the argument is being made that the SPC guidelines do not allow this, however no section of the guidelines was quoted to back up this assertion. Having read through the guidelines, I believe that it is possible,” he said. Visit the Limerick Post Arts section to read more stories involving Limerick artists.center_img Calling Limerick’s Creative Kids! Linkedin Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arts Council congratulates three Limerick artists on Covid-19 award Top independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick for online masterclass Previous articleEmployers to help shape education sectorNext articleNew measures to bring vacant properties back into use Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitterlast_img read more

Industry Leader Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

first_imgSubscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Kristina Brewer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago July 19, 2018 2,396 Views Related Articles 2018-07-19 Kristina Brewer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on CoreLogic, NeighborWorks America, and More Next: CoreLogic Partners With TCI for Appraiser Trainee Program  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Investment, Journal, News Home / Daily Dose / Industry Leader Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago On Thursday, the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) hosted the 2018 CIFS Diversity and Inclusion Awards at the 2018 FinServ Expo, where Ed Delgado, president and CEO of the Five Star Institute, was presented with the Fusion Award for “implementing inclusive practices that produced a culture that embraces a collage of thought, race, gender, generations, and preferences.” These awards were presented to those in the financial services industry who have driven initiatives through philanthropy, technology, and business practices,  and who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to changing the landscape of their industry by cultivating diversity, creating an inclusive culture, and championing underrepresented groups.“Recipients impacted both the financial services industry and the community at large byproving that there is power in inclusion,” said John Darden, Board President of the Council forInclusion in Financial Services. “We applaud their work and are pleased to honor theseinfluencers.”This award was given to Delgado in honor of his efforts toward the formation of the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC), a professional association for mortgage industry operators that provides a platform for collaboration of industry leaders for the advancement of the dialogue surrounding diversity and inclusion.According to the AMDC’s website, the organization helps professionals develop tools and strategies “to create an understanding and appreciation of individual differences in thought, experience, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, style, sexual orientation, and gender identity.” “I am humbled and honored to accept this award,” Delgado said. “Diversity and inclusion are inextricably tied to the future of mortgage banking. It is my honor to work alongside many champions in our industry to ensure that our policies, practices, and workforce reflect the diverse nature of our consumer base.”The additional awardees and award categories are as follows: Lifetime Achievement Award: For demonstrating a life-long commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives that influenced/transformed the industry—Dwight Robinson, Freddie Mac, Retired.Catalyst Award: For accelerating positive impact in diversity and inclusion through philanthropic efforts and/or initiatives in support of underrepresented groups—Keith and Mara Murray, PCV|VRM, Seeds of Hope, and Candace Russell, Carrington Mortgage Services.Impact Award: For technological innovation that supports/enhances inclusion by increasing access to varied options for market participants—Cheryl Travis-Johnson, The Council for Inclusion in Financial Services.Prism Award: For promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives by educating others on the benefits of expansive thought and embracing differences—Wells Fargo Advisors; as well as Patty Arvielo, New American Funding; Charmaine Brown, Fannie Mae; Darlene Slaughter, United Way; and Tony Thompson, National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America.Trailblazer Award: Influencers who have established new and creative diversity and inclusion initiatives that are currently transforming the industry and/or community—Marcia Davies, Mortgage Bankers Association; Desiree Patno, Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem; and Margo Posey, D/FW Minority Supplier Council.See more stories related to the AMDC below:AMDC Hosts Webinar Covering Inclusive Hiring PracticesLGBT and Mortgage Leaders Collaborate to Better Diversity and InclusionHow Can Mortgage Professionals Promote Diversity? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Kristina Brewer is the Editorial Assistant of Publications for the Five Star Institute, including DS News and MReport magazine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Industry Leader Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Effortslast_img read more