Artistic Projects Manager
Bee Sparks (she/her) previously worked with Dublin Fringe Festival as Programming Assistant in 2016 and is delighted to be back as Artistic Projects Manager since 2019. Bee is a programmer and producer, with a focus on supporting emerging artists to create bold, interdisciplinary and future focused work. She values radical kindness in her practise: with an emphasis on creating accessible, non-hierarchical working environments that champion unheard voices and value the collective alongside the individual. Prior to her return to Fringe Bee was Programme and Participation Manager at Brighton Dome & Festival, having started there as Programming Coordinator, and Gilded Balloon, where she worked closely with artists bringing their work to Edinburgh Fringe. She has an MA and BA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and has worked at various cultural organisations in Ireland, the UK and the US, working in each role to expand accessibility and support new voices.