PERFORM_LIVE (25-27 March)

A Festival of Music Performance Research at the National Concert Hall, Dublin

In association with

Performance Research Ireland


IMBAS: An Irish Forum for Arts Practice Researchers and Scholars

Further information available HERE


Perspectives: Artistic Practice and Research

On the 24th of September 2021, IMBAS and Solstice Arts Centre hosted Perspectives: Artistic Practice and Research. More than eighty people attended the event online to explore and discuss the relationship between research and artistic practice. More information on the event and the presenters can be found in the seminar programme here.

Session One

In session one, artists Kathleen Turner, Wayne Jordan and Lisa McLoughlin presented their work followed by a Q&A chaired by Aileen Dillane, Senior Lecturer in Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

Book Launch

A new publication, The Artist and Academia (Routledge 2021), was launched by artists Tríona Ní Shíocháin and Fióna Bolger along with Helen Phelan and Graham F. Welch, editors of the publication.

Session Two

In session two, artists Danny McCarthy, Brian Fay, and Tríona Ní Shíocháin presented their work followed by a Q&A chaired by Belinda Quirke, Director of Solstice.


In the Roundtable session, Helen Phelan, Professor of Arts Practice at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Olga Barry, Director of Kilkenny Arts Festival and Yvon Bonenfant, Head of the Department of Theatre at University College Cork responded to the works, ideas and processes presented by the panellists in the earlier sessions. The discussion was chaired by Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, Lecturer and Head of Discipline at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway.

The report about the Perspectives event can now be seen above. To view full screen, click the full screen icon in the menu bar.



IMBAS is pleased to have contributed to two online panels as part of the Visioning the Future – Artistic Doctorates in Ireland project based at UCC.

Thursday September 3rd, 2020 at 11am  Artistic Doctorates in Ireland  More information here

Tuesday September 22nd 2020 at 11am  Artistic Research PhDs: Process, Experience and Ideas  More information here

IMBAS was formally launched at an event in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick on 9th November 2017. The event was marked with a public lecture by Prof. Sir Christopher Frayling, chaired by Chris Baldwin, Creative Director of Galway European Capital of Culture 2020.