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Róise Goan


Róise Goan works as the Artistic Director of Artsadmin in London. Artsadmin creates conditions for art to explore the spaces in-between. Our projects explore the areas between social and environmental justice, the hyper-local and international. Prior to her appointment in 2019 she worked as Guest Dramaturg at Vooruit in Belgium, and as an artist and arts programmer in Ireland. Under the banner of  The Local Group, she created performance projects with artists and communities of place and interest in off-the-grid locations. In 2022 she was appointed by Minister Catherine Martin as a non-exec member of The Arts Council of Ireland. 

She studied Drama and Theatre at Trinity College Dublin graduating in 2004. In 2008, she was appointed as Director of Dublin Fringe Festival, which she led for 5 years, and where she established Fringe Lab, a year-round studio and artist-support programme.  Highlights of her freelance career include working with Prime Cut in Belfast on artist development, and two ECOC bids including Three Sisters 2020. Alongside her work in the performing arts, she has written for television, most notably the TG4 series Aifric.

Róise loves swimming in the sea, cooking something delicious all in one pot, cycling all over London, and her future ambition is to make her own clothes!