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Radical Institute (Dr Eve Olney and Dr Krini Kafiris) in collaboration with Rachel Botha

Are you an Artist? Do you work in the arts or cultural sector? Are you experiencing, or have you experienced, burnout?  

This workshop is an invitation to collectively share experiences of burnout from working in the arts and cultural sector and gain some tools. Facilitated by the Radical Institute, self-reflective and mindful awareness exercises will give the necessary opportunity to reflect on the unsustainability of current working processes and explore how we might challenge and change our current sets of conditions. The aim of the workshop is to embed better practices of support, collaboration and interdependence in the arts community. During this session, the group will look at ‘radical cultures of care’, as this concept and praxis is being developed by Radical Institute, for sustainability and burnout prevention.

The Radical Institute is a Cork-based, transnational initiative that explores how the arts and cultural practice can promote and sustain radical social and ecological change to transform social and political movements and create new worlds.

This event has been developed by Rachel Botha who was the inaugural Provost’s Curatorial Fellow in 2020/2021 at The Douglas Hyde. Botha is conducting ongoing research on interdependence, emphasising the dependency we have for one another, and recognises and fosters systems of social collaboration that underpin artistic and creative circulation.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Botha,

Lunch will be provided on arrival and refreshments included during the workshop.

THE WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED. If you wish to be included on the waiting list please contact our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano by email at:

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