About Who we are Staff Damien McGlynn Damien has worked in the cultural sector across Ireland, the UK and Europe for 15 years. Damien joined Creative Lives (then Voluntary Arts) in 2015 and became Ireland Director in 2021 and works on a number of European partnership projects. Previously, he was Project Manager for the Get Creative Festival as well as managing communications across the organisation and managing the staff team in England. Damien was born in Dublin and studied Fine Art (Sculpture) at the National College of Art & Design while also completing an exchange in the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. His creative passion has, since the age of 8, been photography, and spent several years working as a freelance photographer – primarily in documentary photography and photojournalism. Damien has also worked with organisations such as Visual Artists Ireland, National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. He is a trustee of Engage and Sydenham Arts, and a member of the Advisory Group for Dublin City Council Culture Company.