EastSide Arts Manager
Rachel Kennedy is originally from Belfast but spent 10 years living and working in County Down where she was an Arts Officer with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, based at Down Arts Centre.
Rachel was a Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme in 2012/13 which afforded her the opportunity to work at Roundhouse, London, take part in an expedition with artists and scientists around the Western Isles of Scotland on board a tall ship, and visit artist-run spaces in Reykjavik. Rachel is passionate about collaborative creative processes and produced her first theatrical performance, The Down Chorus, in 2014, with Wireless Mystery Theatre. In June 2015 she founded Dundrum Imaginarium Creative Retreats with Olive Broderick (Downpatrick-based poet).
Now a resident of Belfast again, she's looking forward to city life and exploring the arts and culture of East Belfast.
Community Arts Officer
Jacqueline is the Community Arts Officer for EastSide Arts. She started working for the organisation in July 2015 and her role involves engaging the community of East Belfast in arts and creative activities and supporting the EastSide Arts Manager in delivery of the year round programme.
Jacqueline has worked in production within the arts industry in Northern Ireland for 8 years since graduating with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Studies and English Literature from Queen’s University Belfast.
Jacqueline is currently pursuing a Masters in Business and Management within the Creative Industries with the University of Ulster.