Workshops, professional development & training programmes

aemi has a number of ongoing and one-off training programmes and workshops

To avail of any of these workshops and training programmes you can sign up to become an aemi affiliate artist at [email protected]


CURRENT Artist Support events & workshops

Audio recording of Arts Council Film Funding Clinic & Career Interview with film artist Tadhg O’Sullivan, hosted by AEMI
This free event gave invaluable insight into the Arts Council’s funding opportunities for film artists as well as a personal account from Tadhg O’Sullivan on how Arts Council support has enabled him to develop his career as a film artist.

To listen to the audio recording on YouTube visit here

To listen to the audio recording on SoundCloud visit here


PAST Artist Support events & workshops

Arts Council Film Funding Clinic & Career Interview with film artist Tadhg O’Sullivan, hosted by AEMI

Free in-person presentation from The Arts Council on artist film funding + career interview with filmmaker Tadhg O’Sullivan
Friday 20th January 12pm-3pm, Goethe-Institut Ireland
More info on this Film Funding Information Clinic

aemi & Mayo County Council: Focus on Artist Film with Venus Patel
A free online event for film artists based in Mayo featuring a presentation and discussion with award-winning filmmaker Venus Patel
Monday 28 November 2022, 11am – 1pm
More info on the event with Mayo County Council and Venus Patel

aemi @ CIFF: Masterclass with Filmmaker Fern Silva ‘Environment Awareness’
Designed for participants interested in social and environmental issues, reportage, travelogue, and other forms of non-fiction art making, this practical workshop will be led by aemi’s Artist-in-Focus Fern Silva at Cork International Film Festival 2022. ‘Environment Awareness’ will be a day-long masterclass at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh on Friday 18th Nov, 11:30am – 4pm. Places are limited, please contact [email protected] to book a place.
More info on the masterclass with Fern Silva

aemi Online Event | Building a Practice in Artist Film: info session for graduating students
A free event designed for graduating students and recent graduates interested in working with artist film. Sessions will be led by The Arts Council Film department, film artists Myrid Carten & Frank Sweeney, and aemi Co-Directors, covering topics such as applying for funding for the first time, and what supports are available after graduating.
Wednesday 27 April 2022, 10am – 1pm
More info here

aemi Online Event | Opportunities for Film Artists: Funding and Access
Two distinct sessions for artists working with the moving image: Arts Council Film Funding Clinic, and a discussion with writer, researcher and programmer Sarah Hayden on access and the moving image
Friday 21 January 2022, 10am – 12:30pm
More info here

aemi @ CIFF: Workshop with Lynne Sachs
Day Residue: A Film-Making Workshop on the Every Day
11am – 4pm Tuesday 9 November 2021, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork
More info here

aemi Online Event | Funding Opportunities for Film Artists 
A day-long information clinic looking at funding opportunities, and approaches to funding, for film artists
Friday 16 April 2021
More info here

Dónal Foreman | Getting Your Film Seen: Festival and Exhibition Strategies for Film Artists 3:15pm

Headshot of artist filmmaker Venus Patel. Venus is a trans femme of colour, she is smiling to the camera and is wearing pink hair, heart shaped earrings and a woolen dress in pastel colours.

RDS Visual Art Awards 2022. Venus Patel. Picture by Shane O'Neill, Coalesce.

Lynne Sachs, 'Day Residue: A Film-Making Workshop on the Every Day'