Katherine Atkinson

Arts and Professional Development Manager

Katherine Atkinson is an arts and professional development manager, musician and performer. Experienced in collaborative arts practice, she is committed to cultural democracy through the arts, engagement with communities and public policy. In her previous role at Create, Katherine managed collaborative public art commissions including: the South Lee Mental Health Unit, Cork (Per Cent for Art Commission) Blackrock Hall, Primary Care Centre, Cork; Typecast in partnership with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and Coolmine Therapeutic Community and, most recently, Tolka Nights, the River Tolka Flood Defences Public Art Commission with Dublin City Council and Fingal and Meath County Councils. Katherine was manager/ trainer for Extending Architecture: an Arts Council training and professional development initiative in 2016 and also managed Professional Development and Project Support for Create with responsibility for Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme. Katherine holds a Diploma in Teaching (Arts) SACAE, a Certificate of Music TAFE, a Diploma in Theatre and Drama Studies from NUI Maynooth and an MA in Public Culture Studies from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She is a member of the Edges and Margins Collective and also Visual Arts Ireland, the representative body for professional artists in Ireland.

Creative Clinics | Collaborative Practice
This clinic will be of particular interest to artists working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. In order to make the most of this brief clinic please forward the following material in advance for your facilitator to review. send material to: monica@visualartists.ie by Monday 4th Sept.

Q.1 Please provide a web site or web link to your work
If you do not have a web site please forward 3 images of your work, max file size 500 mega bites per image
Please provide a short artists biography 200 – 250 words
Q.2 Do you have a particular question in relation to your practice that you would like to discuss with Katherine?
If you have a proposal or other documents that you would like Katherine to look at please forward these in advance


September 15, 2017
Clinics – Morning 1 (VAI Members Only)
Speed Curating Rooms 1 and 2
09:30  -  10:50
Clinics – Morning 2 (VAI Members Only)
Speed Curating Rooms 1 & 2
12:10  -  13:00