Fearghus Ó Conchuir
Fearghus Ó Conchúir is a choreographer whose film and live performances create spaces for audiences and artists to build communities together. From 2018-2020, he was Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. Previously, he was Artistic Director and Choreographer of The Casement Project, part of ART:2016, the Arts Council's programme for Ireland 2016 and of the Culture Ireland International Programme. The Casement Project was co-commissioned by 1418NOW as part of the centenary commemorations of the First World War in the UK.
From 2013-2015, he was Curator of the Artistic Programme for the Firkin Crane, Cork, in which capacity he was responsible for the performances, professional development and artistic engagement activities of the organisation.
He was the first Ireland Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme and continues to contribute to the programme as a coach, mentor, facilitator and speaker. He is Deputy Chair of the Arts Council of Ireland, a former Trustee of the BBC Performing Arts Fund and of Dance Digital. and a former board member of Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre and of Create. He is a founding Project Artist, the Associate Artist Initiative at Project Arts Centre. In 2017, as an inaugural scholar in the IRC's Employment-based Scholarship scheme, he gained his PhD in Geography at Maynooth University, with a thesis entitled Artist/Citizen: Choreographing the Nation Brand.