Igniting Change was born from a desire for ongoing learning. A desire to connect to people and organisations working in the same sector as BlueFire. A desire to learn from the communities we serve. And a desire to connect people together.
Launched on March 30th, 2017, we explored Arts for Social Change. Since then, we’ve discussed everything from Ireland’s Cultural Inequality, Innovative & Empowering Volunteering Practices, Youth Leadership and the Social Impact and Scalability of Festivals.
Our speakers have included some of Ireland’s leading social innovators, across the fields of entrepreneurship, arts, policy and social change; including Katherine Atkinson, CREATE; Jijo Sebastian, Scientist & Community Filmmaker; Eoghan Ryan, Social Innovation Fund; Aine Mulloy, GirlCrew; Mary Weir, Dublin City Council and Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Asylum Archives.
The learnings & insights garnered at these events – not just from our inspiring speakers, but also from our engaging audience who shared their experience, perspectives and vision for the future – have been harvested to develop a meaningful, community-led 5-year strategy for BlueFire.