GMIT launches public Creative Enterprise talks series

First seminar (Game and Animation) - Friday 4 November, CCAM, 2 to 5pm


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Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, presents its first afternoon seminar in the ‘Creative Stories’ series on Friday, 4 November. The event is open to the public and admission is free but must be booked online at

The Creative Stories series provide the opportunity to share valuable lessons and insights from leading experts from the creative world. It features successful practitioners from a variety of creative sectors telling their stories, which could be about themselves, their career/business highs and lows, a specific creative project, or their take on topics of importance to their creative practice, enterprise or sector.

This first event is focused on stories from creative practitioners in Game and Animation and is co-organised by the Centre for Creative Arts & Media (GMIT), Imirt (The Irish Game Makers Association) and DesignGalway 2016. The speakers include Moe Honan (Moetion Films), Alan Duggan (Tribal City Interactive), Colm Larkin (Gambrinous) and Brenda Romero (Romero Games / University of Limerick).

Dr. Paddy Tobin, Head of Centre, CCAM, says “We are very fortunate in Ireland, and particularly in the west, to have some wonderfully creative people living and working among us. ‘Creative Stories’ is an opportunity for the creative community, designers, artists, film-makers and others to come together to hear the stories and to network with other creative individuals.”

“Launching the Creative Stories series, which will include further dates in the new year, during the DesignGalway 2016 festival, is part of a larger commitment by GMIT in the area of Design and Creative Arts. We have a strategy, developed with industry partners, to enhance creative career pathways for our students and graduates. It addition to our new programmes, BA Design and MA Creative Practice, we are developing enterprise and entrepreneurship options on campus, and a growing vibrant creative hub.” Adds Dr. Tobin.

During the DesignGalway 2016 festival, The Centre for Creative Arts & Media, GMIT, is also hosting ‘designingalway’, an exhibition that brings together a diverse range of work produced by Galway designers, including Game and Animation, Production Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Furniture Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Fashion and Textiles. It demonstrates the variety and breadth of design activity in Galway, and the connections and relationships between design disciplines and practicing designers.

This first seminar (Game & Animation) in the ‘Creative Stories’ series takes place on Friday, 4 November, 2016, 2 to 5pm at the Centre for Creative Arts & Media, GMIT, Monivea Road, Galway.

‘designingalway’ runs from 1 to 14 November, 2016, from 9amto 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 2pm Saturday at the GMIT Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Monivea Road, Galway.

For further information, please see:

Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM)

Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM)

Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM)