Elaine Forde

ICAN Coordinator

Derry. Northern Ireland

I graduated from University of Ulster Belfast with a BA honours degree in Fine Art, after graduating I moved to London where I lived from 1995 - 2003. During this time I worked as an artist in resident / facilitator for various galleries including the Chisenhale Gallery, Hayward Gallery and Tate Britain. In 2000 I completed a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art. I went on to curate a number of large scale projects including Record Collection, Islington Festival and Designs on Britain for Arts Inform. After returning to Northern Ireland in 2003 I began working for the Playhouse, Derry - Londonderry coordinating a youth arts project, I remained at the Playhouse for four years. From 2008 - 2010 I directed Artlink, a visual arts organisation in Co. Donegal before returning to the Playhouse to coordinate ICAN International Culture Arts Network.