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Meet the Future Producers 2024

If you've been watching our Instagram and Facebook, you would have spotted photos of our new Future Producers visiting Kerry for the National Circus Festival of Ireland and at Waterford for Spraoi Festival. While the two month training opportunity is in full-swing, now is a great time to meet the new future producers!

Group photo of future producers smiling people in front of church
Promenade and the Future Producer Participants with Con Horgan of National Circus Festival of Ireland

Meet the Future Producers

Ciara Moloughney

Future Producers

“I’m thrilled and delighted to be on the Future Producers programme. To be given the time and guidance to plan my own self-directed projects and to get to learn from so many talented Producers in the sector.”

Ciara Moloughney has spent the last decade working in production and performing in Circus, Outdoor Spectacle and Festivals. Based in Galway, she has worked with a wide range of shows, organisations and festivals across Ireland and the UK including Macnas, Boomtown Festival, Shambala, Walk the Plank, ISACS, Misleór Festival, Electric Picnic, Galway Community Circus and many more.

Now she embarks on the next part of her journey, producing her own work. As well as helping other artists bring their projects to life, she has a strong vision to create new and exciting Outdoor Spectacle shows. So watch this space!

Aoife Maguire

Future Producers Promenade

"I'm delighted to be part of Future Producers 2024 to learn from an incredible team of experienced professionals working in circus and street arts in Ireland and beyond. Very grateful to be offered an opportunity to reflect on and advance my personal career alongside connecting with highly skilled and lovely people!"

"Aoife Maguire is a freelance events manager with wide-ranging experience across both the Irish music festival scene and film festival industry. Many years working in greenfield festivals has given her a drive to deliver world-class events and an understanding of how vital it is to have a thriving, accessible arts scene in Ireland. Working in the field has also given her a knack for creative problem-solving in an ever-changing environment.

Recent projects and organisations include All Together Now, Electric Picnic, Beat Carnival, Dublin International Film Festival and Belfast Film Festival. Through her volunteer management roles, Aoife has managed teams ranging in size from 3 to 300, at some of Ireland’s biggest music festivals. Her management style prioritises treating each and every team member with care, dignity and respect, promoting a positive working environment and creating a community atmosphere."

Karen Aguiar

Future Producers Training Opportunity

"I am very excited in participating in Future Producers this year.... because I am looking to position myself as a skilled producer in Ireland having work with it since 2018 as a pure passion and drive to make changes in the artistic scene in Ireland welcoming and supporting people from all walks of life and non-formal trainings/traditional academic training."

As a migrant person living in Ireland, corporation and underemployment jobs are the usual possibility for us. Due to it, we often must juggle between the work that we are passionate about and the one that pays the bills, so this opportunity at Promenade values my own efforts building a socially engaged platform and developing my practice in the Irish Arts Sector."

Karen Aguiar is a socially engaged artist and producer who believes in the transformative power of dance to unite people and nurture collective spaces. She has been performing, building community and producing dance & performance in Ireland since 2018. She is also a recipient of the Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award: Collaborative Arts and Dance funded by the Irish Arts Council, managed by Create in partnership with Dance Ireland.

As the founder and creative director of Go Dance For Change, a platform for intercultural collaboration, Karen envisions dance as a means of meaningful integration, individual growth, and collective action. With a postgraduate study in Art & Ecology at NCAD, Karen's movement and producing practice incorporates embodied ecologies, knowledge, activism, culture, and play.

Ayşegül Yüzel

Future producers hands on training

"Since joining Circus Factory as a Pitch'd Circus and Street Arts Festival Producer, I've been looking for opportunities to improve my skills, especially through peer learning. Because transitioning from visual arts to circus was a significant career step for me following a master's degree in Arts Management and Creative Producing at UCC.

Future Producers' programme dedicated to circus and street arts that offers important conversations with industry professionals and artists is valuable for me. Our community is incredibly skilled, welcoming, and a vital part of who we are. So, while going further, I am excited to grow my network and have a chance to provide the best support possible now and in the future."

Ayşegül Yüzel is a Cork-based Turkish producer, visual arts curator, and art historian. She has been working in the arts for over ten years and has taken on a wide range of responsibilities with local, national and international projects. She holds a First Honours Degree in Arts Management and Creative Producing from UCC and is a PhD candidate. She is currently the Producer of Pitch’d Circus and Street Arts Festival by Circus Factory and the Project Assistant of Creative Places Tipperary Town. She has a strong passion for raising awareness of equality in diverse communities through creative programmes.


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