Fringe News

New Appointments and Developments at Tiger Dublin Fringe!

22 April 2016

Tiger Dublin Fringe, Ireland’s leading multi-disciplinary arts festival is delighted to announce some recent appointments including that of Kate O’Leary as its new Marketing and Development Manager; Lara Hickey as a new board member; and internally the festival’s existing Marketing and Development Manager, Jane Russell, moves to a new role of Development Liaison.

Kate O’Leary joins the Fringe team on April 27th as Marketing and Development Manager. Prior to her Fringe appointment, Kate worked with the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she developed and implement creative marketing campaigns for Irish and international productions at the venue. Kate began her career at Opera Ireland, formerly Ireland’s largest professional opera company, in box office and marketing. She has also been part of the press and marketing teams at the Abbey Theatre and Music Network, while also working in film publicity, including with the Dublin International Film Festival.

Kate commenting on her new position at Tiger Dublin Fringe says:

"I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic team of Tiger Dublin Fringe at such an exciting time. I look forward to working creatively with artists and stakeholders, as well as cultivating audiences for a festival that plays such an important role in the cultural landscape of both Dublin and Ireland."

Artistic Director and CEO of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Kris Nelson commented on the news saying: “We’re delighted to welcome Kate onto the Fringe team. Her experience working in marketing and PR across a broad range of disciplines means she’ll bring a wealth of knowledge to Fringe. Kate’s proven herself as a dynamic and savvy arts worker. I’ve no doubt Fringe’s marketing and development will flourish with her leading this department.”

The festival’s existing Marketing and Development Manager Jane Russell is taking on a new role at Fringe: becoming the festival’s Development Liaison. As the lead on everything development from FringeKin to corporate partnerships and sponsorships, Jane will continue to build Fringe's support portfolio.

The festival’s board too gets a new revamp as Independent Producer (and former Abbey Theatre Associate Producer), Lara Hickey, joins the upper mind-hive that helps keep this huge festival ticking over all year round. Lara say’s “I’m excited and honoured to join the board of Tiger Dublin Fringe as preparations begin for more bold, new and ground-breaking art to light up Dublin city for two weeks in September 2016.” 

Tiger Dublin Fringe is home to new and bold ideas, brave performing arts and adventurous audiences. The festival opens its 22nd edition 10-25 September 2016.


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