Eina McHugh, Director of The Ark, is one of the latest recipients of a prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award [2012-2013]. The Fulbright Scholar awards are jointly funded by the Irish and US governments under the Ireland-United States (Fulbright) Commission for Educational Exchange and provide Irish scholars and professionals with the opportunity to study, lecture and research at top universities and institutions in the U.S.
Eina has received a 2012-2013 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award in Visual and Performing Arts. She will be a Visiting Scholar, based at the Lincoln Center Institute in New York from November 2012, undertaking research into their Imagination Initiative and contributing to a professional exchange of ideas. The Lincoln Center Institute is the educational cornerstone of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.
Eina says “I am honoured to be a Fulbright Scholar, particularly one representing a cultural organisation. I look forward to researching new developments in the field of creativity and imagination with US colleagues." Scott Noppe-Brandon, Executive Director of the Lincoln Center Institute comments, "The possibilities through this cultural exchange between our work and Eina's work at The Ark in Dublin are very exciting”.
Eina will take a year’s sabbatical from The Ark in order to complete her scholarship, returning to The Ark in September 2013.