Jane Daly was a Co-Director of Irish Theatre Institute from 2001 to 2021 where she worked with Siobhán Bourke to promote and support Irish theatre makers and companies through international networking and showcasing, artist mentoring, conferencing and publications. In 2017, Jane and Siobhán were jointly awarded the Special Tribute Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in recognition of their essential work with Irish Theatre Institute and their individual long-standing commitment to Irish theatre.
Born in Dublin and living in Galway, Jane has worked in the professional arts sector since 1984. She worked for Dublin Theatre Festival and MayFest, Glasgow’s International Arts Festival before becoming General Manager/Producer of Druid where, over eight years, she produced 30 shows, many of which toured both nationally and internationally. On leaving Druid in 1996, she set up Jane Daly Arts Management which provides project management, strategic planning and facilitation services to arts organisations, local authorities and third level theatre programmes. She was acting Drama Officer at the Arts Council in the late 90’s and, more recently, was Programme Manager for Galway’s successful bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2020. She also served on the Board of the Abbey Theatre.