Who’s Who

About Dublin Culture Connects

The Dublin’s Culture Connects team comprises people from a mixture of backgrounds who between them have over 150 years of experience across arts, culture, community engagement, events, policy, communications, education, public affairs and project management. They each share in the belief that artistic excellence is achieved through participation, relevance and connection.

Dublin’s Culture Connects, an initiative of Dublin City Council, is a programme of activities and projects which seek to build engagement and connection/re-connection in the city through partnerships that are meaningful to the city. These projects include the Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin; The National Neighbourhood; EU Lab; and The Cultural Map. They focus on creating space for experimentation, modelling new partnerships and testing ways of working to drive the transformative power of culture and community.

Dublin’s Culture Connects Team

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Iseult Byrne, Project Director


Mitzi D’Alton, General Manager

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Rowena Neville, Communications Director


Sandra Rodríguez, Project & Programme Administrator


Shauna Sweeney, Content Manager

Contact our team at info@dublinscultureconnects.ie


Engagement Co-Ordination Team

Kate Aston                                 Engagement Co-ordinator

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Louise Osborne, Project Manager & Engagement Co-ordinator
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Laura Larkin, Project Manager

Hannah Pinckheard               Engagement Co-ordinator

Contact this team at join-in@dublinscultureconnects.ie

The National Neighbourhood Project 2016

Bernadette Larkin                   Project Manager – Around the Table

Cleo Fagan                                Project Manager – Alight!

Emma Connors                        axis Ballymun, Arts Development Manager – Press Play

axis Ballymun                           Project Manager – Press Play

Kate Aston                                 Project Manager – It Takes a Village

Laura Larkin                             Project Manager – Ballyfermot Passion

Louise Osborne                        Project Manager – (Y)Our Story

Mitzi D’Alton                            Project Manager – Out of the Box


EU Lab

Wessel Badenhorst                Project Manager

Fiona Descoteaux                   Project Support Unit, Innovate Dublin


Cultural Audit

Annette Nugent                      Quantitative Project Manager

Heather Maitland                   Quantitative Project Manager

Bernie Divilly                           Project Support

Contact the Cultural Audit team at  culturalaudit@dublinscultureconnects.ie


Fundraising Fellowship

Initiative in partnership with Business to Arts

Cultural Organisations involved are

Dublin Theatre Festival

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Helium Arts

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios