Promenade provides arts advisory, consultancy, mentoring, producing services to support artistic development, delivering high-quality Irish and international arts and cultural experiences in the areas of circus, participatory arts, public art, spectacle and street arts for a diverse range of publics.
Recent projects include: Arts Council commissioned research study regarding circus building based infrastructure in Ireland, local authority commissioned light festival feasibility study, public engagement strategy for National Sculpture Factory and Mapping of Producers in Ireland. Core team members are Founder/Creative Director Kath Gorman and Project Associate Ciara O’Mahony.
Kath Gorman is a creative producer, curator and arts management consultant with significant senior international arts management experience. Past roles include: Adviser, Arts Participation for The Arts Council, Head of Participation and Engagement/Artistic Curator at Cork Midsummer Festival, Project Manager for large-scale outdoors art commission Cork Ignite, Director of Kinsale Arts Week; Festival Producer for youth creativity service BBC Blast flagship London events (National Theatre, Kensington Gardens & Trafalgar Square) and Director of London arts centre Jacksons Lane. She has been a board member of Cork Printmakers, Little Angel Theatre and Total Theatre. She was also a steering group member for the inaugural Total Theatre Awards.
Ciara O’Mahony has worked on a number of projects since joining Promenade in February 2022 as Project Associate, providing support in an administrative, research and project support capacity. Other current/recent contracts include: project co- ordination support services for Culture Night Cork city 2022, communication services for participatory arts project, Before the Rainbow…and After with Mark Storor and members of Cork Gay Project. Ciara has a keen interest and passion for inclusively and accessibility within the arts. Since graduation she has worked with various arts festivals including Cork International Film Festival, Cork Midsummer and Fastnet Film Festival. These have provided her with extensive experience in box office management, marketing and customer service.