Monica has worked with VAI since 2004. Her role involves devising and coordinating the VAI programme of professional development training events through out Ireland. She enjoys working with partner organisations, meeting artists and assisting them with their professional practice concerns.
Monica began her career in Fashion Design, several moons ago but being a one-woman knitting machine got her in a bit of a tangle and so she decided to retrain in Arts & Cultural Management, UCD (1999). Since then she’s had lots of fun working to support community arts, disability arts and theatre education initiatives. She has: coordinated arts training for childcare workers; helped stage disability cabaret events; pretended to be a wave; gotten a grounding in arts education and taught Fashion & Textile Design in further education.
A hankering for her own creative work has led to a professional visual arts career and following completion of her MA in Visual Arts Practices from Dun Laoghaire, IADT (2008) she took on the role of Professional Development Officer role at VAI. She is also a founder member of The Market Studios, Dublin.
In her visual practice Monica is interested in mysticism; chance operations; economics; food and performative events that involve the audience in the artwork. Her hobbies include: doing bendy yoga; trying to run and bibliomania. www.monicaflynn.com