Noel Kelly – Chief Executive Officer / Director
Noel is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the ecouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, President of AICA Ireland, a board member of IVARO (The Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation), and a Member of the Royal Society for Aesthetics. His role is the strategic direction and day to day management of Visual Artists Ireland.
Key highlights since joining VAI include the creation of Get Together the national day for Visual Artists; The Social, Economic, and Fiscal Status of the Visual Artist in Ireland Survey (Ireland and Northern Ireland); The Payment Guidelines for Visual Artists (Ireland and Northern Ireland); Show & Tell; The Common Room gatherings for artists in the local area; Speed Curating; Critical Writing for Visual Artists, and commissioning the Best Practice Guidelines for Internships. “It is impossible to take sole credit for these as the effort of every person working in VAI makes them happen.”