As a not for profit organisation CIACLA relies on a skilled team of paid and voluntary staff. If you are interested in getting involved, joining our Team or Advisory Board please email [email protected]

AdvisorY Board

CIACLA collaborates with a collection of high-profile creative professionals, including actors, creatives, producers, managers, writers, artists and musicians to support our activities, fundraising, management and help guide and produce future programming. Our Advisors provide knowledge of contemporary Irish culture, raise awareness of the center,  provide professional advice, attend events, and assist in promoting a modern representation of contemporary Irish arts.

Hannnah Crowley

Musician / Actress

Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi

Writer / Poet

Marcus Fox


Sheila McMullin

Writer / Poet

Caroline Morahan


Dr. Katherine Nolan

Performance Curator

Eímear Noone


Johnny O’Callaghan


Rachel Rath


Kirsten Sheridan

Writer / Director

Alan Smyth


Olivia Tracey

Actress / Model

Board of Directors

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Matthew Nevin
President & Executive Director at CIACLA.

Matthew is a Producer, Writer, Artist, Curator & Director. He is Co Founder of MART Gallery & Studios and CIACLA.

Jennifer Minniti-Shippey
Treasurer & Director of Development at CIACLA.

Jennifer Minniti- Shippey is the Director of Development for CIACLA, Editor at Calypso Editions.

Jenn McGuirk
Secretary & Director of Programming at CIACLA.

Jenn McGuirk is an Irish actor, filmmaker, voice artist and singer.

Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne
Director of Community Engagement at CIACLA

Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne is a first generation Irish-American curator and event producer.