Foster

Fostering creative excellence is central to our ethos and our annual calendar of events. We have developed initiatives to support creatives throughout their careers and we’re always working to strengthen the learning opportunities we provide. In our efforts to foster creative excellence we encourage members to experience new and challenging influences and inspire them to push the boundaries in their own creative work. We also run a number of programmes to foster the next generation of creative talent.

We’re currently working on developing our College Brief Programme for students which will run annually in colleges across Ireland. The programme will launch in the 2017/18 academic year. In the meantime, you’re welcome to download sample ICAD briefs to strengthen your portfolio. If you’re in your graduating year, you shouldn’t miss ICAD’s Portfolio Lab, it will help you to gain access to some of Ireland’s top Creative Directors and to build up your industry contacts.

ICAD’s Portfolio Lab, along with our Upstarts Programme, can help to bridge the gap between the college experience and employment in the industry. Any student in their graduating year should be encouraged to apply for each, to gain access to some of Ireland’s top Creative Directors and build up their industry contacts.

Our College Brief Programme will run annually in colleges across Ireland. The programme will launch in the 2017/18 academic year and you’re welcome to download sample ICAD briefs to use as part of your curriculum. We’re also hoping to add a Learning Resources section later this year to help lecturers bridge the gap between college and working in the industry.

We aim to foster creative excellence in the next generation of creative talent. We have a number of ongoing activities suitable for graduates including Portfolio Lab and our annual ICAD Upstarts programme. Please also check out our membership options, we’re here to help you to gain a foothold in the industry.

We run a calendar of Talks & Events, as well as our new Learning series ICADemy, to encourage our members to experience new and challenging influences and inspire them to push the boundaries on their own creative work. We have also launched ICAD Campaign, issue 12, a resource for anyone involved in advertising and design. Later this year we’re also hoping to publish resources to help our members attain excellence and professionalism in the way they practice.

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ICADemy: Judge

13 April 2018

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CraftWorks Dublin

12 April 2018

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Creative Shorts VII

18 January 2018

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ICADemy: Type

9 November 2017

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ICADemy: Look Around You

1 November 2017

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ICADemy: Innovation

19 October 2017

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ICADemy: Radio

2 March 2017

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Portfolio Lab IV

15 June 2017

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ICAD Foster Key Dates 2018

January 18

Creative Shorts VII

Our annual screening of short films from ICAD members moves back to its position as first event of the year.

February 22

Young Directors Awards 2018 Ceremony

The winners of the Young Directors Awards 2017 will be presented with their awards at a ceremony in The Sugar Club on February 22. The aim of ICAD and the CPI, in running YDA Ireland, is to find, award and nurture the best of the up and coming directors in Ireland today.

April 12

CraftWorks Dublin

“Biting The Hand That Feeds Us….” is coming to Dublin! Joined by some of Ireland’s finest creatives and directors, David Reviews editor, Jason Stone, will compere this night of critique and craic.

April 13

ICADemy: Judge

This workshop, facilitated by Jason Stone, will focus on how to develop your critical skills and analyse your own work, and that of others, objectively and fairly.