Galway 2020 loses its Creative Director

Galway 2020 confirmed yesterday that its Creative Director, Chris Baldwin, has left the organisation ‘by mutual agreement’. The news of Mr Baldwin’s departure came after he had officially been on sick leave for a number of weeks. The Board thanked him for his contribution to date and wished him well in the future. It went on to say that planning for the next phase has begun with the appointment of three new cultural producers in the area of visual arts, small towns big ideas and audience development. Further announcements will be made in the next few weeks. The full programme for Galway 2020 will be published later in the year and encompasses all aspects of culture from visual arts, sport, large scale spectacle, food, digital, music, dance, theatre, circus, fil, architecture and literature. Some concerns have been expressed in relation to clarity of funding, recruitment and governance.