Lucina Russell was appointed as Arts Officer for Kildare County Council in 2000 and is currently the acting Creative Ireland coordinator for the county.
With overall responsibility for arts policy and programme in Kildare, she has established arts development initiatives across artform and practice. In 2021, she led a successful bid to the Arts Council for Creative Places Athy.
Instrumental in the establishment of a ground-breaking Arts, Health and Wellbeing programme for Kildare, she was a founder member of artsandhealth.ie. Lucina currently represents the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers on the advisory group for artsineducation.ie.
Committed to working with strategic partners, she has developed long-standing relationships with Maynooth University Departments of English, Music and Geography, connecting artists, academics and communities. Lucina is a member of the Kildare Readers Festival committee and sits on the board of Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.
She was appointed to the board of ADI in August 2022.