Elizabeth Whyte

Elizabeth Whyte has been the Executive Director of the Wexford Arts Centre since 2006.

Wexford Arts Centre in association with Wexford County Council has hosted numerous Arts Ability exhibitions over the years. Arts Ability is an ambitious long-term multidisciplinary arts programme that aims to support artists so they can work with a dedicated team of highly skilled professional artists/facilitators in the areas such as, painting, drawing, writing, sculpture, film and ceramics.

Wexford Arts Centre has also curated the first European disability arts gathering in Wexford as part of Coracle EU Interreg. This was a project that enhanced cultural engagement between South East Ireland and South West Wales. Wexford Arts Centre has also linked with Arts Disability Ireland in order to enhance gallery and performance experience for visitors with disabilities.

Elizabeth has also produced, nationally and internationally, works include; ‘WexFour’ by John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche and Colm Tóibín at the Wexford Arts Centre, ‘Centre Culturel Irelandais’ at the New York Library for Performing Arts at the Lincoln Centre as part of 1st Irish Festival, ‘Lay Me Down Softly’ by Billy Roche which toured to Tricycle London and ‘Holy Mary’ by Eoin Colfer which toured to Bewleys Cafe Theatre Dublin and Kilkenny Arts Festival.
She also directed and produced ‘Tales from Rainwater Pond’ by Billy Roche which toured to the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York as part of 1st Irish Festival.

Prior experience includes Company Manager at Rough Magic Theatre Company, and founding director and writer at Theatre Nua, New York. Prior acting credits include roles at Irish Repertory Theatre New York, Irish Arts Centre, New York and Súgan Theatre Boston, as well as independent film roles including Fairytale of New York and a role on the ABC soap ‘The City’.

She studied arts and literature at Harvard Extension School, MA and has an MBA in Professional Arts Management from IT Carlow.