Galway 2020 Appoints Three Cultural Producers – Kate Howard, Liz Kelly and Craig Flaherty

Galway 2020 announces the appointment of three new cultural producers to cover the visual arts, Small Towns Big Ideas and audience development.

This announcement comes after the news earlier this week that Chris Baldwin, Creative Director of Galway 2020, leaves the organisation by mutual agreement with the Board of Galway 2020.

Kate Howard is Galway 2020’s new Visual Arts Curator and will oversee and curate the visual arts programme. A cultural producer based in Galway, and Festival Producer of TULCA, Kate says she’s “very proud” to be entrusted with the job of producing the 2020 visual art programme over the coming years. “I’m delighted to be a part of a team and process that has the potential to be a catalyst for real change, sustainability and development for the arts in Galway. I hope to add to the strengthening of 2020’s voice and deepening its impact at local, national and international levels.”

Liz Kelly will be a hands-on producer with the Small Towns Big Ideas flagship programme, working with communities throughout Galway County and City. The Small Towns Big Ideas producer will be responsible for the delivery of the cultural programme, working with communities to ensure as many as possible get the opporotunity to engage in the programme.

Craig Flaherty has been appointed as an Audience Development and Programme Producer for Galway 2020. Craig, a native Galwegian, is an accomplished producer and project manager of live performance with experience in theatre, venue, festival and outdoor work.

Speaking on the appointment of the cultural producers, Galway 2020 Chief Executive, Hannah Kiely, says this marks a very exciting time for Galway 2020. “The quality of our programme is key to a successful year in 2020, and a huge amount of effort, talent and work has gone into it thus far. With an excellent creative production team on board, we are delighted to now be in a position to take our programme to the next level. These new roles form a part of the larger creative team, of which more appointments will be made by Galway 2020 in the coming weeks.”

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