Áine O’Brien is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts, London.
Áine has worked across the arts, education and activism for over 25 years in the US, Ireland and the UK.
Áine set up CTMP (Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice) in 2005, housing one of the first doctoral programmes aligning migration research with the creative arts. She created FOMACS (Forum on Migration and Communications) in 2007, developing creative arts and cross-sector public projects focusing on migration.
Her productions to date within the University sector, FOMACS and Counterpoints Arts (spanning across documentary film, print, exhibition and curation) explore global storylines linking migration with social justice and change.
Áine leads on Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab programme, developing national and international learning/creative production partnerships (with artists, cultural and community organisations, policymakers and academic institutions). She currently works on the collective, multi-platform arts programme ‘Who are We’ at the Tate Exchange (with Counterpoints Arts, Open University, Warwick University, Lougborough and Goldsmiths College).
Áine serves on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, UEL; is a Trustee of Highlight Arts and an Impact Research Fellow at the University of York.
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