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KATH
GORMAN

FOUNDER /
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Kath Gorman is a creative producer, curator and arts management consultant.  She has senior arts management experience in the area of festivals, venue management and resource organisations in Ireland and the UK.  She set up Promenade in early 2021, providing producing and strategic supports to artists and organisations in the fields of circus arts, multi-disciplinary arts, participatory arts, street arts and spectacle. Recent roles include: Adviser, Arts Participation for The Arts Council of Ireland, Head of Participation and Engagement and Artistic Curator for Cork Midsummer Festival, one of Ireland’s leading multi-disciplinary arts festivals and well-known as leaders in developing ambitious and high-quality international arts projects involving multi-stakeholder partnerships.  She has particular expertise in producing site-specific arts commissions with international and Irish artists in specific places or with communities of interest.  She is also an experienced fundraiser using a partnership multi-sectoral based approach to raise substantial funding

 

Kath was also the Project Manager for large-scale outdoors arts commission Cork Ignite (Led by National Sculpture Factory and Create during 2014/15) resulting in an ambitious projection mapped artwork for over 8000 people during Cork City’s Culture Night 2015.  Past consultancies include Development plan for ISACS FRESH STREET#3/ Galway2020, International Scoping Study for Creative Places (The Arts Council, Ireland) and INTERREG Ireland Wales Coracle Culture Programme.  Other previous roles include Director of Kinsale Arts Week; Festival Producer for multi-partnership outdoors creative learning festivals on behalf of BBC Blast at the National Theatre (Watch This Space), Serpentine Gallery/Kensington Gardens and Trafalgar Square and Director of London arts centre Jacksons Lane.  She has been a peer review panel member for the Arts Council and local authorities and has regularly been asked to speak on Creative Europe funding.

Ciara O Mahony

CIARA O’MAHONY

PRODUCER

Ciara has worked on a number of projects since joining Promenade in February 2022 as Project Manager, providing support in an administrative, research, project support and development capacity.

 

Producing credits include: Cork Midsummer Festival ‘The Wind That Shakes The Wig’, by renowned drag artist Candy Warhol, and Circus Factory’s ‘Four Lovers’. Ciara recently completed work co-producing Pitch’d Circus & Street Arts Festival including leading on a late night Culture Night event ‘Candy’s Sweet As Circus Cabaret’ in collaboration with queer performance collective Mockie Ah as one of 19 flagship late night events in the country. Inclusivity and diversity is at the heart of their artistic practice working to create equal opportunity for those underrepresented in the arts. Ciara currently sits on the board for the National Circus Festival of Ireland and is the Community Artist Curator in Residence for the St. Patrick's Festival 2024 with Cork City Council.

Alexandre Maronna

Alexandre Maronna 

PRODUCER

Alexandre Maronna, a PR graduate from Fundação Cásper Líbero, is a communicator, actor, playwright, and producer. With event coordination experience, including Elton John's show production, he co-founded the Festival Playing for Change São Paulo. He also collaborated on the Container Theater and various theatrical productions. Additionally, Maronna excels in video production and collective fundraising projects.

Nuala O'Sullivan

Nuala O’Sullivan

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Nuala was delighted to join the Promenade team in March 2024. Nuala has many years experience working in Administration and Project management in the Private and Community Sector and has a Masters in Voluntary and Community Sector Management from University College Cork.  Nuala has recently qualified as a Qigong Instructor. She has a lifelong interest in the Arts in particular theatre and live music and has been a front of house volunteer in theatres for nearly 25 years, most recently in The Everyman, Cork and Live at St. Luke’s, Cork.

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