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
Gráinne McPolin is an award winning documentary maker and radio producer. Having spent many years as a nurse in frontline healthcare in Ireland and abroad, she decided to follow a career in radio; training as a radio producer with Radio Kerry and the National Digital Skills Centre Kerry Education & Training Board followed by an internship with Newstalk Radio.
Gráinne has monthly features broadcast on RTE Radio 1 ‘Seascapes’ and ‘Drivetime’. She has co-produced a documentary about her time as a nurse in the Middle East with Ronan Kelly for Documentary on One’ which went on to win the 2016 Clarion International Women in Media Award; she also provided soundscape audio for the Doc on One production ‘Roger Casement’s Apocalypse Now: Africa & 2016’.
Gráinne has had her work broadcast on CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation exploring connections between Kerry and Newfoundland, Canada. Gráinne is currently producing her second documentary due for broadcast later this year on Newstalk with the backing of grant funding from the Broadcast Authority of Ireland.