MEET FIONA MARIE
Fiona Marie has built her career in a variety of roles and organisations within the arts, music, and entertainment industry. She is currently an Event Producer at Catapult Events, based in Dublin, LA and NYC. Fiona is also Festival Producer of the I.NY (Ireland-New York) project, producing concerts, galas, panel discussions, conferences and more as part of an annual festival every October in Limerick, Ireland. She was also a founding director of the Limerick Fringe festival, as well as working in Production and Artist Relations at some of Ireland’s leading music and arts festivals.
Fiona was also invited to design and deliver a creative process and industry-based module to equip and prepare students in the final years of the BA Performing Arts programme at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, in which she utilised her background as a performing artist as well as her expertise in live production. Fiona has spent six years as tour and project manager for contemporary voice artist and composer, Óscar Mascareñas. During this time, she managed all aspects of production and release of Óscar’s album and book launches and touring performances in Ireland, the UK, New York and Mexico. In addition, Fiona independently curated, produced and consulted on various events, including concerts for Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, Irish Culture Night, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and much more.
Fiona completed a BA in Performing Arts and an MA in Festival Management at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland. She also spent a semester studying Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles. More recently, Fiona studied Music Industry at the Clive Davis Institute at NYU in collaboration with Billboard. She also participated in the Downtown Music Holdings Summer School 2020, and is a student of Tour Management 101 and Women in Touring. During her studies, she gained a wide range of skills in live event production and music business. She has since harnessed her expertise with a high level of initiative and a proven track record of delivering on every project that she engages with professionally.