Having lived and travelled throughout the world, I returned not so long ago to my native Ireland to begin work in the arts field as an administrator. From a young age, I have had a strong interest in the arts and feel that artists ought to be nurtured and encouraged at every opportunity. The life of an artist is one of fulfilment, indeed it is often an idyllic existence where one can channel one’s creative energies on a daily basis and spend time in the company of likeminded, artistic individuals.
So it seemed natural that I would fall into the world of arts administration and am presently ensconced in a city centre arts facility; indeed I see myself as the epicentre or even the heartbeat of our centre. Of course it’s not all light lunches, launches and general art talk, I do get down to the real nitty-gritty as well; in fact, this week I already made two applications for funding even foregoing my traditional eleven o’clock Frappucino to put in the best application possible!
Over the coming weeks and months, I hope to reveal all the trials and tribulations of being an arts administrator in a successful arts centre. I’m sure there will be as many ups as there will be downs but, on the whole, this blog should be a unique look and valuable insight into my work in the arts world and hopefully will be a resource from which others can learn and perhaps even gain a little inspiration. Or not…
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