Meet the team, find out what we do and how to get in touch.

Young at Art is managed and run by a small and dedicated team of staff. Their work is overseen by a voluntary Board of Directors who are drawn from the arts, education, youth and business sectors.

The Board currently has 6 members and is actively recruiting to increase its membership. The Board meet a minimum of five times each year, plus a number of sub-committees.

Young at Art is interested to hear from potential new Board members and is particularly looking for applicants with skills in finance, business, PR and the youth sector.



  • Eibhlin de Barra

  • Orla McGrady General Manager

    Orla McGrady

    General Manager
  • Emma Berkery

    Education Officer
  • Sarah Kelly Marketing Manager

    Sarah Kelly

    Marketing & Comms Manager
  • Currently Recruiting

    Agency Co-Ordinator (Young at Art Events Ltd)
  • Hannah Armstrong

    Fighting Words Belfast Project Co-Ordinator
  • Geraldine Wilkins

    Fighting Words Belfast Development Officer
  • Alice Malseed

    Creative Child Co-Ordinator
  • Sophie O'Donnell

    Fundraising Assistant
  • Belinda Cree

    Admin & Ops Assistant
  • Siobhan Barbour

    Festival Production Manager


Board Member Organisation
Patricia Freedman Director of Cathedral Quarter Trust Chair
Philip Morrow Wild Rover Productions - TV Producer Treasurer
Toby McMurray Partner - Tughans
Tim Newell Senior Creative Producer, BBC
Maria Lee Head of Educational & Skills Development, Queens University Belfast
Conor Maskey Community Worker
Steven Dornan Senior Social Worker