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David McDonagh (Programme Director)

David is Programme Director of Flourishing Lives and works closely with Cordelia. They are both responsible for the strategy and vision of the charity. David leads on the best practice, reflective practice and inclusive practice programmes, dementia campaigns and policy work, and co-produces the Tate Exchange and showcase arts festivals.

David joined Flourishing Lives in 2016 as Project Coordinator and has developed the coalition since its inception, fostering connections within the network, instigating programmes, coordinating workshops and trainings, and facilitating partnership events. Prior to joining Flourishing Lives, he worked for the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry for eight years, worked in film development, was co-Director of a fine art retail company, and he has a background in literature. He is a passionate advocate for promoting community, expression and engagement through the arts.