The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Event Details

Advancing Cultural Rights: drivers for change in communities

Tuesday, 26th of May 2015 (14:00 – 17:00) @ The View, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway

Advancing Cultural Rights: drivers for change in communities

What culture needs is a democratic mandate from communities . . . Demos, 2006

Blue Drum & Creative Communities Galway

Galway City Community Network, Galway Community Arts Network, Community Knowledge Initiative, NUI Galway & Third Space, Galway


We want to explore with community members, activists and artists, opportunities to advance cultural rights in Galway.

Cooperative practices at local level can help identify collective rights and empower socially excluded children, families and communities to articulate needs and hold policy to account.

Workshop Aim: to explore cultural rights as possible drivers for change in communities of place, interest and identity.


- Explore what we mean by culture

- Introduce some bright ideas about rights e.g. from the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights and the Human Rights and Equality Act 2014.

-Draw out the role of values and how these work in practice.

-Deliberate how to progress work identified in the Creative Communities Report (2013)

The event is free but places are limited and booking is essential

To book your place, please email Ann Lyons at:

If you have any queries please contact Ann Lyons at 087-7677080 /