About Who we are Staff Damien McGlynn Damien joined Creative Lives in 2015 after several years working in the cultural sector in the UK and Ireland. Damien became the Ireland Director of Creative Lives 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 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. Eventually upgrading from a 110mm contraption with flashcubes, he spent several years working as a freelance photographer – primarily in documentary photography and photojournalism – and also worked in visual arts organisations in Dublin, Edinburgh and London. He is a trustee of Engage and Sydenham Arts, and sits on the Advisory Group for Dublin City Council Culture Company.