Jo is Director of Carlow Arts Festival. She is also Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts and Artistic Director of the company she co-founded The Performance Corporation.
Jo’s most recent directing work for The Performance Corporation included a series of performances presented as part of FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery, a national tour of The Dead – a New Opera based on the James Joyce short story, and with Boca del Lupo (Vancouver) Expedition. She also directed Wild Sky on national tour and in New York’s Irish Arts Center.
In 2013, she founded and curated the BIG House Festival – Ireland’s first ever site-specific arts festival which was awarded the ERIC in 2013. She was Artistic Director of 2014 Bram Stoker Festival Dublin. Her creative consultancy work with organisations includes the Abbey Theatre and National Museum. She has also worked as International Programmer for Limerick City of Culture.
Jo has won plaudits and awards internationally and nationally, including a number of Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. In 2011/12 Jo was awarded the Jerome Hynes Clore Cultural Leadership Fellowship part of which saw her working at the Barbican Arts Centre as well as the Irish Department of Arts.