Sandy Fitzgerald

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Sandy Fitzgerald (Ireland)

Sandy Fitzgerald has over thirty years experience as a manager, artist, and activist in the cultural sector. He was a founder member and, later, Executive Director of City Arts Centre, Dublin (1973 to 2001), overseeing the Centre’s development from one room (1974) to the opening of the largest centre of its kind in Ireland (1988). The programme of CityArts included all artistic disciplines, with a full public programme of visual art, theatre, music, dance, comedy, conferences, and special events. The Centre also initiated pioneering educational and accredited programmes in community arts, disability arts initiatives and outreach programmes. In addition Sandy was a founder and board member of CAFE (Creative Activity for Everyone – 1984 – 1990) now CREATE, the arts development organisation for Ireland; board member of the Royal Hospital National Cultural Centre (1985 – 1990), later to become the Irish Museum of Modern Art; board member of the Dublin Film Festival (1988 – 1993); board member of the Junior Dublin Film Festival (1990 – 1994); Executive Committee Member of Trans Europe Halles, a European network of Cultural Centres (1997 – 2002).

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