Katherine Atkinson is an arts consultant, artist and performer. She is committed to cultural democracy through the arts, engagement with communities and public policy.

At Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts she was responsible for professional development, public art commissions, European projects (Typecast and the European Academy of Participation) training, events and programme development. She was also responsible for the management of the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme. Since 2002, this scheme has supported more than 300 artists. These include; theatre makers, visual artists, writers, musicians, film makers, architects and dancers. All who have worked with many diverse communities of place or interest.

She holds a MA in Public Culture Studies from the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology; a Diploma of Theatre and Drama Studies from NUI Maynooth; a Certificate of Music TAFE South Australia. She is a member of the Edges & Margins Collective and Visual Arts Ireland.