Limerick City of Culture 2014
Outgoing Artistic Director
April 2013 — January 2014
Responsible for developing the Artistic Policy and programme for City of Culture. Oversees a team of three programmers, three clerical programming staff for the year. Responsible for the delivery, execution of an innovative and creative programme for the year along with the budget management of 6-9 million euro of projects ranging from arts to sports projects.
To ensure that the artistic project meets it four key City of Culture objectives, which are to encourage greater participation and community engagement, to commission work that encourage collaboration across the whole city, to export Limerick work, to implement and develop with the local culture makers sustainable legacy projects and to ensure the very best creativity and innovation throughout the year.
To set up and organise and deliver a funding delivery mechanism for local groups, to oversee the distribution and processing of 2.5 million euro of local grants to local communities.
To operate as figure head for the City of Culture, to debate/speak at public engagements that represent the project. To ensure that artistic projects are able to deliver and to provide mentorship, support and opportunities to the local arts providers.