Lucina Russell was appointed as Arts Officer for Kildare County Council in 2000. She established a number of long-term arts initiatives including a dedicated Arts and Health programme and Laban-based dance training courses and summer schools. In 2014, she produced ‘All About EVA’, a feature film involving local writers, cast and crew. It premiered in JDIFF 2015. www.shortgrassfilms.com will be launched in Autumn 2015.
She supports professional development opportunities and mentoring for artists across art form and is committed to collaborative practice.
Lucina was Chairperson of the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers from 2009-2012. She sits on the board of Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge and is a member of the advisory group for www.artsineducation.ie
A graduate of Textile Design, Lucina has a Masters Degree in Art and Design Education from NCAD and received the Irish Times award for Outstanding Achievement on the Post Graduate Dip in Art and Design Education from LIT. She is a keen gardener and newbie blogger, writing for ‘MS and Me‘ as well as her own blog ‘Poppy Cottage Diaries‘.