Rose-Anne has been contracted as a Project Manager and Producer for many events for local authorities including Cork City and County Council and Limerick City and County Council. She works on an ongoing basis as a freelance production manager with the CIT Arts Office, manager of Casual Trading at Cork County Council, Market Manager Bantry Market and as Producer with the Cork Midsummer Festival, Ardú Street Art initiative and Design Pop. Rose-Anne regularly presents training programmes related to her work in public space, site specific theatre and the practicalities of managing public realm on request. (Examples: ISACS Network and Street’s Ahead programme (Cork City Arts office) more recently).
Rose-Anne is very flexible with her work practice, an excellent timekeeper, a problem solver, and excellent co-ordinator of individuals and teams. She is creative, an excellent communicator and has very good negotiating experience. She always ensures best practice in the workplace. Every team member has a voice and input, always ensuring the project remains a safe space for artists, participants and audiences to enjoy. Health and safety and assessment of risk is always a priority.
Rose-Anne is recognised as an approachable professional project manager in the arts community, which is evident by her extensive experience and continuing relationships with those festivals and event practitioners. Rose-Anne has key skills in:
Project Management • Production Management • Event Coordination • Event Control • Market Management • Health and Safety Management • Producing • Procurement • Publicity Management (online and offline) • networking • communication • managing stakeholders • administration • governance
Moray brings over 30 years of experience to the table. After leaving art college many moons ago he co- founded the highly successful Street Theatre Company, Bui Bolg, in 1993. After 10 years of designing and making puppets, floats and outdoor spectacles for festivals and events from Glastonbury to Creamfields and Fleadh Cheoil to The Trinity Ball and The Rose of Tralee and working for large corporate clients such as Nokia, Smirnoff and Microsoft he left to work as a production designer in Glasgow. During that time he wrote and produced a dance – theatre show, TORN, with the German dance-theatre company, FABRIK, Potsdam, which brought him to Cork in 2004.
Amongst other large projects he has produced are Ireland’s largest Community Carnival – with over 1,000 participants – when he was Artistic Director of the Cork St.Patrick’s Festival during Cork’s reign as European Capital of Culture 2005 and an international music exchange between St.Johns, Newfoundland and Cork City.
Moray formed Goldiefish events with Rose-Anne Kidney in 2006. In the same year he set up a small music venue in Cork City which he ran for over a decade. In 2008 Moray developed an online skills exchange for artists and arts workers called mutantspace, an online arts skills exchange providing free creative and production skills for arts events and projects. The collective went on to develop and produce a DIY arts festival, The Trash Culture Revue which ran from 2012 – 2016. Mutantspace grew to over 2000 members and gave free support to numerous artists and events across ireland during the years of austerity.
He was a co-founder of Mad Pride Ireland in 2014 and has worked as a co-producer and programmer with all the major festivals in the Munster region including; St. Cork Patricks Festival, Cork Midsummer, Cork Jazz, Cork Folk, Christmas in Cork and has been working on food festival markets for over 15 years.
The Trash Culture Revue was reprised in 2022 and both Moray and Rose-Anne hope to develop the concept of the revue, as an alternative live arts space, to include arts residencies and touring programmes.
Note: Each individual in this joint venture has a professional collaborative relationship and have worked together closely to execute their projects and creative initiatives which have captured the imaginations of the people of Cork and beyond over the last number of years.