Kennelly keen to keep literary world buoyant after joining ACI in lockdown

Kennelly keen to keep literary world buoyant after joining ACI in lockdown

One of the more useful things for Maureen Kennelly in starting her stint as Arts Council of Ireland (ACI) director in the midst of lockdown was that she had been heading an ACI-funded organisation as the pandemic hit. Kennelly (pictured) joined ACI on 14th April, coming directly from her post at Poetry Ireland, which she had led for seven years. She says: “It is incredible how quickly your perspective changes when you become the ‘funder’. But I think it is good to have this perspective from outside the Arts Council, particularly since I was at Poetry Ireland when Covid happened and I knew h...

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