The Association of Independent Radio Producers Ireland
AIRPI is the representative body of Irish audio producers. We support and promote the work of radio makers, sound artists, music producers, podcasters and other professionals working with sound. We offer regular training, networking and entertainment events and work to build links between audio producers and funding bodies and commissioning editors nationally and internationally.
Growth and development of independent audio production
We support and promote the work of audio producers in Ireland through training, networking and specialist advice. We extend ties with the BAI and other funding bodies.
Workshops and training
We provide regular workshops with acclaimed international producers and offer training to our members to inspire them in their creative work.
We offer opportunities for members to meet and share stories, skills and information. By connecting fellow audio producers, we facilitate a supportive independent audio community.
Member Showcase and Support
Our members have many different skills and experiences. We highlight these through our member search, podcast and listening sessions. We offer advice on legal and business matters and discounts on equipment.
AIRPI Member of the Month
Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide
Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide is a radio producer, presenter and trainer, specialising in radio documentaries, drama and educational programmes for children. She works in both English and Irish and many of her projects have been supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound & Vision scheme. Her programmes can be heard on Newstalk 106-108FM; RTÉjr Radio; Raidió na Life and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Her short creative audio piece ‘The House’ recently won the ‘Best Irish Produced’ Audio Award and was nominated for a HearSay Gold Prize at the HearSay International Audio Arts Festival 2017. A documentary feature, ‘Turas: Learning Irish in East Belfast’ was broadcast on Newstalk 106-108FM and was awarded a Bronze PPI Radio Award in 2014. Another documentary series, ‘Spioradáltacht ar Leith’ (A Spirituality Apart) for Raidió na Life was nominated for an Oireachtas Media Award in 2013.
Judy-Meg is a certified FETAC/QQI Trainer. She has served as committee secretary of AIRPI and as a member of the coordinating committee of CRAOL, The Community Radio Forum of Ireland. She also works as Oifigeach Forbartha & Oiliúna for Raidió na Life (Development & Training Officer), where she focuses on funding, training and outreach work.