Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Minister Catherine Martin has announced six new appointments to the Arts Council’s board for terms of up to five years.
The Minister announced the appointment of:
- Andrew Clancy; director of Clancy Moore Architects and professor of architecture at the Kingston School of Art;
- Aifé Granville; lecturer in folklore/béaloideas at UCC & traditional musician;
- Brian Lavery; manager at Google, former president of The Ark and former New York Times journalist;
- Linda Coogan-Byrne; (he/she) music industry consultant, DEI & culture change specialist;
- Philomene Poole; former Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council;
- and Roise Goan; artistic director and co-CEO of Artsadmin, UK.
The minister also reappointed Fearghus Ó Conchúir from December 2021 as deputy chairman of the council.
The nominations follow a public call for nominations on Stateboards.ie and an evaluation process.
Statement by Minister Martin
Minister Martin said, “I am delighted to nominate six candidates of such high caliber and I congratulate them on their appointment. The Board is central to the governance, oversight and strategic direction of the Arts Council and I thank all Board members for volunteering their time and playing a role in supporting the arts.
“I wish all those appointed well during their tenure and thank them for taking on these very important roles.”
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