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Kerry McCall Magan

Kerry McCall Magan

Training and Education

Development Activities
Academic Qualifications: 
BA (Hons) in History of Art & English Literature, Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Administration, MSc in International Event Management, Postgraduate Certificates in Teaching & Learning and Qualification in Multi-Correspondence Analysis Research Methods

Kerry has extensive experience as a lecturer and manager of higher education programmes in the university, IOTI and private education sector. After fifteen years as lecturer in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Kerry moved on to associate lecturer positions with Queen’s University, Belfast, Dublin Institute of Technology and University College Dublin’s Smurfit and Quin Schools.  Kerry also gained direct experience in private higher education as Director of Academic Affairs with Uversity: an all island higher education consortium which delivered a Masters in Creative Process through personalised and modularised learning in partner institutions.

Kerry is co-founder of the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland(CPOI): an all island research network, a founding editor of the Irish Journal for Arts Management and Cultural Policy, a co-organiser of the Arts Management Research Studies Stream (RS01) in the European Sociological Association, and Affiliate Faculty to LEAP Institute for the Arts, in Colorado State University, USA. Kerry has also been a member of the Steering Committee and Research Working Group of the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA), Director of The Sculptors’ Society of Ireland (now Visual Artists Ireland) and was invited to the Expert Committee of Culture2025: a national cultural policy for Ireland, and more recently to the Expert Panel for the government initiative Creative Ireland.

Kerry recently completed her doctoral research on The Social Life of Cultural Taste in Ireland at the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths’ University of London.

Book Chapters: 
McCall Magan, K. (2018). The reality of cultural work. In Constance DeVereaux (Ed.) Arts and Cultural Management: Sense and Sensibilities in the State of the Field. Routledge: UK.
McCall, K. & Houlihan, M. (2016). The Artist as Cultural Entrepreneur. In Peter Zackirisson & Elena Ravioli (Eds). The Arts and Business – Building a Common Ground for Understanding Current Society by Routledge: UK.
Peer Reviewed Journals: 
McCall Magan, K. & Durrer, V. (2017). Guest editorship and Editorial introduction: Mapping cultural policy on the island of Ireland. Cultural Trends [Special Issue on Ireland], 26(3), pp. 189-194.