Exciting news here at the Civic.  We have a new colleague- Martin Nagle who has joined our marketing team!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are from?
Hi my name is Martin I am originally from Jobstown in Tallaght. After qualifying as a plumber I found myself like many others, redundant and not really knowing what to do.  I always had an interest and real love of the arts but just never got the opportunity to get involved. I decided to go back to college and retrain and I have just completed a BA Hons degree in Creative Digital Media from IT Tallaght.  Going back to education has offered me so many opportunities and the chance to do a job that I can honestly say I love. I also have an amazing wife and four crazy kids that keep me busy.

What is your working background?
Over the last three years I have worked as a freelance digital media content creator. The projects I have created to date have mainly focused on highlighting social issues that have impacted on everyone in Irish society, from the abortion referendum to the housing crisis.  The work I create is broad and ranges from photography/videography to animation. I just love the process of being creative and constantly coming up with new interesting ways to communicate and engage with people.

Have you a particular interest in the Arts?
I think coming from Tallaght the Arts can seem somewhat out of reach of the average person on the street. However, my degree has allowed me to engage and understand art in a new way. Art is whatever you want it to be. Art is whatever it means to you and how that art can provoke a reaction good or bad.  The Civic brings the Arts to the people of Tallaght and greater Dubliner area in an open and accessible way.

What do you hope to bring to the Civic team?
My main hope is to bring a real understanding of the local area and use this knowledge to create engaging ways to grow The Civic’s audience.  On the creative side I want to produce content that works across a number of platforms and speaks to the diverse interests of The Civic patrons new and old.

What are you most looking forward to about working as part of the Civic team?
The prospect of constantly working on new projects and creating content on a daily basis really excites me.

 What highlight have you picked in the Autumn/ Winter season?
Mother Tongues Festival looks really interesting. Its intriguing trying to grasp how they will bring all these languages together through the arts.  The festival sounds like a great way to build community spirit and gain greater understanding of different cultures. Like many Irish adults I speak very limited if any Irish and I am always envious when I see people converse in more than one language.

Tell us a random fact about yourself?
My grandad was born in 1891.

Specialising in Digital Marketing and new technologies, Martin will work alongside our marketing manager to develop and implement our marketing strategies and promote the Civic and our busy upcoming schedule.

Always have use for a plumber too Martin!!! Welcome to the Team.