Create is delighted to welcome Jennifer Fitzgibbon to the team as Research and Learning Manager, following a competitive recruitment process.
Jennifer will develop Create’s dedicated Reading Room so that it serves as a dynamic hub for learning and exchange between artists and community and civil society partners. As part of this, Jennifer will establish the Living Archive of Collaborative Arts, tracking developments in the field over the forty years of Create’s existence. She will work with the wider Create team to design professional development workshops and research and learning strategies in order to further facilitate cross-sectoral learning both nationally and internationally about collaborative and socially engaged art.
Jennifer has a strong track record of working in libraries, museums, and arts organisations since 2006, including the National Museums of Scotland, the Royal Irish Academy, and the National Irish Visual Arts Library, Dublin. Her research interests include performance art and expanded media practices, including intersections with themes of archiving, documenting historical transition, and the formation of collaborative networks. She holds a PhD and an MPhil in History of Art from Trinity College, Dublin, and a postgraduate diploma in Library and Information Management from Ulster University.