Tara Byrne Arts Programme Manager & Bealtaine Festival Artistic Director

Tara Byrne

Tara Byrne

Tara began working with Age & Opportunity as our Arts Programme Manager in 2016, and has responsibility for the development of our Arts Programme which runs throughout the year in local communities around Ireland. As part of this role, she is also the Artistic Director of our Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national festival celebrating the arts and creativity as we age.

Tara has built a strong reputation over the past twenty five years as an arts manager, curator and director, working as Director of the National Sculpture Factory in Cork from 2002- 2008, the Arts Council of Ireland (1996 – 2002), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (1992 – 1994), the National College of Art and Design (1991 – 1995), and many other arts organisations.

More recently since completing a Doctorate in Cultural Policy at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media at Dublin Institute of Technology (2013), she has worked as an independent arts and cultural researcher, policy consultant, teacher and advocate, for the arts, public service and university sectors.

Contact: +353 (0)1 805 7713/tara.byrne@ageandopportunity.ie

Principal Funders:

  • Link to HSE website
  • Link to Arts Council website