Galway 2020 Announce Personnel Changes as Programme Moves to Implementation Phase


Chris Baldwin, Creative Director of Galway 2020, leaves the organisation by mutual agreement and the Board of Galway 2020 would like to thank him for his contribution to date and wish him well in the future.

Planning for the next phase of Galway 2020 has begun with the appointment of three new cultural producers in the areas of:  the visual arts, the flagship programme “Small Towns Big Ideas” and audience development.

Liz Kelly will be a hands-on producer with Small Towns Big Ideas, working with communities throughout Galway County and City. Kate Howard is Galway 2020’s new Visual Arts Curator and will oversee and curate the visual arts programme. Craig Flaherty has been appointed as an Audience Development and Programme Producer for Galway 2020.

Following these changes the Board of Galway 2020 has reviewed the composition of the cultural leadership required to deliver an exciting and innovative world class programme and will make an announcement on this in the coming weeks.

There is an exciting line up of national and international events planned in the lead up to and throughout 2020. Elements of the programme have already begun such as Small Towns Big Ideas, Wires Crossed and Symphonic Waves. Small Town Big Ideas received over 150 funding applications which demonstrates the huge demand by people to get involved in the Galway 2020 events programme. The team at Galway 2020 were delighted by the response and are really excited to see how these community projects come to life over the next 12 months.

The full programme for Galway 2020 will be published later in 2018 and there will be a series of local and national roadshows to let people know what to expect. The programme encompasses all aspects of culture from visual arts, sport, large scale spectacle, food, digital, music, dance, theatre, circus, film, architecture and literature, to name but a few. In short, there’ll be something for everyone.

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