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CCA Welcomes Special Adviser

CCA is delighted to announce that internationally renowned contemporary art figure, Professor Declan McGonagle, will be taking on the role of Special Adviser to the Board of Directors. Professor McGonagle said: “I am very pleased to have been invited to support CCA and its ambitious vision for the future which will complement other organisations in the city and the region, in a very exciting period. I look forward to working with the staff and the Board and to making an input to strategic planning to help realise that vision.” Drawing from his distinguished career as the first organiser of Derry’s legendary Orchard Gallery, the founding Director of IMMA, and current leadership of Dublin’s National College of Art and Design, he will support the CCA by representing our interests locally and abroad, support the development of links with key partners and potential funders, and lend his wealth of experience to the development of CCA. His input will help us consolidate our achievements to date and further build the national and international standing of the venue. Paul Laughlin, Chair of the Board, said: "I am extremely pleased to welcome Professor McGonagle as our Special Adviser. His skills, knowledge and extensive experience will be invaluable to us as we work to deliver our current programme and plan for the future." Derry's Town Clerk, Sharon O'Connor, said: "I am delighted to hear of Professor McGonagle's continued involvement in the city, he brings an additional international perspective to the vibrant and growing contemporary arts scene in Derry."