The Model is committed to the governance and transparency requirements as outlined by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Our transparency scale is derived from The Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations (www.governancecode.ie) which is a code of practice, agreed in 2012, for good governance in the not-for-profit sector.

All Community, Voluntary and Charitable (CVC) Organisations have a responsibility to provide and follow a code of good practice to demonstrate the way in which their organisations are run. It is the responsibility of the Board or Management to make sure this happens.

We are currently registered as on the 'adoption journey' (http://www.governancecode.ie/registry/) towards full compliance with the Irish Governance code. We are working with our Board of Directors to develop our strategies in-line with these principles and to identify any gaps and needs in this area.

To read a copy of our audited accounts for 2018 click here

Board of Directors

Dr. Bláithín Gallagher (Chairperson)
Cllr. Sinéad Maguire
Cllr. Michael Clarke

Cllr. Marie Casserly
Cllr. Tom Fox
Mr. Damien Tansey
Mr. Bartley Gavin
Mr. Donal Tinney
Ms. Ana Leddy
Mr. Ronnie Hughes
Dr. Olivia Smith
Mr. Joe Gannon

Company Secretary / Financial Officer:
Mr. Noel McCrumlish

Dr. Bláithín Gallagher (Chairperson)
Dr. Bláithín Gallagher is a passionately motivated social scientist with a strong interest in equality, ageing, disability and gender. She has many years’ experience in research and management, both in the academic and not for profit sector, and has been the recipient of a number of prestigious, highly sought after fellowships (HRB & Marie Curie). Dr. Gallagher has a strong track record in managing successful projects, from sourcing funding to delivery; and has experience of both strategic planning and implementation on a national and international level. Dr. Gallagher has keen interest in contemporary visual art, film, photography, creative writing and music. She has been editor of the Leitrim Guardian journal since 2010, an annual snapshot of life and culture in County Leitrim, first published in 1968.

 

Mr. Bartley Gavin 
Bartley is a civil engineer and a graduate of NUIG. He has worked in the construction sector and in a number of local authorities. He is currently Director of Services in Sligo County Council. Bartley was the Chairperson of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann hosted in Sligo in 2014 and 2015. He has a keen interest in community development and is active in a voluntary capacity in a number of local organisations. He lives in Sligo town with his wife and three children.

Bartley was appointed to The Model Board in 2014.

Mr. Donal Tinney 
Donal is Sligo County Librarian and Curator of Sligo County Museum. He is leading Sligo’s celebration of the centenary of the 1916 Rising as part of his work as Chair of the 1916 Centenary Programme.

Mr. Damien Tansey 
Damien is a solicitor with a national reputation. He founded the firm Damien Tansey & Associates in 1980. He specialises in litigation in all its forms, and has been involved in many landmark court decisions over more than 35 years of practice.

Damien was appointed to The Model Board in 2014.

Mr. Ronnie Hughes
Born in Belfast in 1965, though now a long term resident in Sligo, Ronnie Hughes studied at the University of Ulster, Belfast, receiving an MA in Fine Art in 1989. Hughes has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout Ireland (Butler Gallery, Context, Fenderesky Gallery, Goethe Institute, Hugh Lane Golden Bough, Limerick City Gallery, Millennium Court, The Model, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Sirius Arts Centre) and has participated in many group exhibitions worldwide.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Supernumerary’ at Fenderesky gallery Belfast and ‘Zygotic Tendencies’ presented at Chicago Art Fair, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles (both projects supported by a Culture Ireland bursary) and Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.

Hughes’ work is held in many public and corporate collections, including both Irish Arts Councils and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Dr. Olivia Smith
Dr. Olivia Smith is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and University College Cork.  She lectured law at universities in Ireland and the UK for many years.  She is the publisher and co-editor of Winter Papers, an annual anthology for the arts.

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