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Adrian Colwell is a white man with short dark hair and is wearing wire-framed glasses. He has a thick moustache and is resting his chin on his hand. He is smiling but his mouth is closed. His fingers are covering the bottom side of his face. He is wearing a dark green chord shirt.

Adrian Colwell

Adrian (he/him) is an experienced arts producer, project manager, and arts administrator. Since graduating from IADT with a BA in Visual Arts Practice in 2011, Adrian has worked for numerous Irish Arts Organisations including Visual Artists Ireland, the Irish Architecture Foundation, and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Adrian is passionate about the arts as a platform for social connection. He is interested in the social value of the arts and strives to break down barriers toward arts engagement whether they be physical, psychological, or financial. During his Masters Degree in Cultural Event Management, which he completed in 2019, Adrian further explored his commitment to accessible, diverse arts events, researching the representational needs of LGBTQ+ emerging adults in arts festivals.

Adrian is the co-founder of Drag & Draw, a life drawing class with drag performers as models. In this capacity, Adrian works with ISL interpreters and with disability organisations like Neuropride Ireland to make the initiative more accessible and to acknowledge intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community. Adrian is also the founder of Queer Crushes Ireland, a networking event for LGBTQ+ creatives.Adrian  currently works as the Access and Training Officer with Arts & Disability Ireland.

Adrian is also a board member of the GAZE LGBTQ+ Film Festival.

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