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DDF welcomes new General Manager

Fri 19 Oct 2012

We're delighted to welcome Carina McGrail as our newly appointed General Manager. Carina will join the team in mid November and brings with her a wealth of festival and event production experience. She has worked with St Patrick’s Festival, Festival of World Cultures and, earlier this year, on the Dublin Tall Ships Festival where she produced a large programme of outdoor events, visual arts exhibitions, workshops, talks and community events. Specialising in site-specific work and outdoor spectacle, Carina has presented a number of international companies in Ireland. She managed two transnational projects funded by the EU Culture 2000 programme across arts organisations in Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, France and Italy. Most recently, Carina was Street Arts and Spectacle Advisor to the Arts Council. She has previously worked as Associate Producer with Landmark Productions and was part of the team that produced Playhouse, an interactive public art project presented on Liberty Hall as part of Dublin Theatre Festival in 2009. Carina studied Cultural Policy and Arts Management at UCD after graduating with a BA (Hons) in contemporary dance from De Montford University, Leicester.