Síobhra Quinlan Appointed Cultural Officer for Ireland in Los Angeles

Síobhra Quinlan (Photo: Miriam Kaczor)

Síobhra Quinlan Appointed Cultural Officer for Ireland in Los Angeles

Musician and curator will work to promote Irish arts and culture on the west coast of the US.

The Department for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, has today (10 February) announced the appointment of musician, event producer and curator Síobhra Quinlan to the new position of Cultural Officer in the Consulate General of Ireland, Los Angeles. 

The new role is part of the Irish government’s Global Ireland 2025 strategy, increasing the country’s presence on the west coast of the US. 

Commenting on Quinlan’s appointment, Minister Catherine Martin said:

The appointment of Síobhra will play a key part in Culture Ireland’s cultural promotion in the LA and wider west coast area. The US is an important territory which has long offered important opportunities for Irish artists and this post will serve to maximise their impact.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said:

This new strategic role as part of Global Ireland 2025 will further strengthen Ireland’s footprint in one of the world’s great creative hubs, working as part of Team Ireland based in the new Ireland House in Los Angeles.

Quinlan, who recently released her debut album The Magma Chamber, previously worked with a number of arts organisations in Ireland and abroad including Other Voices, Ireland’s Edge, National Concert Hall, St Patrick’s Festival, Galway 2020, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Franco-Irish Literary Festival, and the Irish Arts & Writers Festival CA.

In December 2020, the Department announced the appointment of Nik Quaife as Cultural Officer in New York, and Kelly O’Connor as Cultural Officer for Great Britain, based in London.

Quinlan’s work as LA Cultural Officer will correspond with Quaife in New York to achieve more touring opportunities for Irish artists and increased audiences across the US.

For more, visit www.gov.ie.

Published on 10 February 2022

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