EFFE Awards Salon Speakers
Tom Creed is a theatre and opera director based in Dublin. His work has been seen at all the major Irish theatres and festivals, across Europe and in the USA, Canada and Australia. As a festival curator and consultant, and director of Cork Midsummer Festival from 2011 to 2013, he has focused on creating contexts for new emerging artists to develop ambitious projects, and for international artists to work with local communities on transformational site-specific and collaborative productions. He was nominated for an Irish Times Irish Theatre Award in 2013 "for original and dynamic use of local spaces at Cork Midsummer Festival". He is a committee member of the National Campaign for the Arts, Ireland’s grass-roots arts sector movement that makes the case for the arts in Ireland, ensures that the arts are on government agendas and are recognised as a vital part of contemporary Irish life. He was a member of the inaugural EFFE international jury in 2015.