Elizabeth Whyte, Executive Director/CEO
Elizabeth Whyte is CEO of Wexford Arts Centre since 2006. Wexford Arts Centre delivers a vibrant multi arts programme annually for all ages in Wexford and also includes management for Presentation Centre Enniscorthy and the Creative Hub and also delivers a Living Arts programme for schools and the Emerging Visual Arts Award in association with Wexford County Council and produces and curates theatre and visual art exhibition tours nationally and internationally.
Elizabeth has also produced theatre productions for Wexford Arts Centre including Tales from Rain Water Pond (also Director) and Lay Me Down Softly by Billy Roche, Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer, Wexfour (Short plays by John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche and Colm Tóibín) and The Scourge by Michelle Dooley Mahon which have toured nationally and internationally including London, Paris and New York and toured a visual arts collective Art Spies tour to Nepal.
Recent associated awards include Origins 1st Irish Festival 2020 New York Special Jury prize for Michelle Dooley Mahon as a writer bringing underexposed issues vital to women in contemporary Ireland to an international audience, South East Radio Best Cultural Experience 2019, Wexford Social Enterprise of the year in the Wexford Chamber Business Awards, County Award Winner for National Lottery for Good Causes and nominated for IMRO Best rest of Leinster Music Venue.
Elizabeth has secured funding and project managed on major capital projects at Wexford Arts Centre including Access funded projects from Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht and was also project partner on Coracle Ireland Wales EU intereg funded project and Coracle Europe with Welsh and Swedish partners.
Elizabeth worked prior as company manager for Rough Magic Theatre, auction associate at Whytes Irish Art & Collectables Auctioneers and worked as actor, writer, producer and director in theatre, TV and film in New York and Boston including Irish Arts Center and Irish Repertory theatre in New York and Sugan Theatre Boston. She was also part of Banshee, a creative Irish Women's collective in New York. She received a citation from New York City Council for her contribution to Irish Culture in New York. She studied arts and literature at Harvard Extension School and film at Visual Arts School New York. She holds an M.B.A. In Professional Arts Management from IT Carlow, Wexford Campus. She is board member of Theatre Forum, a committee member of Wexford Literary Festival and Wexford Campaign for the Arts co-ordinator as part of National Campaign for the arts. She is delighted to work with a great team passionate about the arts in Wexford Arts Centre. She enjoy's a good book, play, concert/gig, exhibition, playing the ukelele and hanging out with husband Kevin, daughter Lily, Cody the dog and Cornflake the cat.
Giovanna Delaney, Administration Manager
Catherine Bowe, Visual Art Curator
Lisa Byrne Visual Art Manager Wexford Arts Centre/Presentation Centre
Pauline Martin, Programme Manager/Creative Hub Manager
Noel Quaid - Duties and Facilities Manager
Olchan Kirwan - Technician
Jackie Kilgannon Box Office and Marketing Manager
Kelly Roche, Social Media & Marketing Associate
Pip Firman and John Stokes- Front of House/Facilities support
Barbara Morawiak and Sylwia Turowska Cleaning Support
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Emily Whelan Presentation Centre Manager
Larry Dunne Presentation Centre Visual Arts and Marketing Associate
Presentation Centre box office/general