Caroline Senior is Artistic Director of Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, a position she has held since 1999. She has played an active role in the development of Waterford New Music Week, the John Roberts Waterford Festival and sprOg, the pre-Spraoi festival for children. Most recently she project managed the €1.5 million redevelopment of the Garter Lane Theatre with funding provided through the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism’s capital arts programme and Waterford City Council.
Originally from Dublin, she graduated from Trinity College with a Degree in Music Education in 1990 and subsequently taught in Alexandra College and the Kilkenny School of Music.
Between 1998 and 2003, she performed annually in the Professional Training Workshops at Carnegie Hall, established by the late Robert Shaw. She was previously Project Manager at the Association of Irish Choirs and a voluntary member of the Board of Amnesty International (Irish section) and projects coordinator of their arts events. She is currently a Board Member of the Ireland Newfoundland Partnership.
Date of appointment: 16 December 2008
Length of tenure: 5 years