The mission of American Friends of the Arts in Ireland (AFAI) is to aid in the exhibition and performance of artforms by supporting specific projects of national and other significant cultural organizations in Ireland. AFAI will support the exchange of exhibitions and performances in the arts in general including visual arts, cultural history and other arts fields
AFAI is a 501(c)(3) public charity with EIN No #27-3373172
Emma is a director of Hattington Property Management and a former manager in the retail and consumer products group at Bain and Company in San Francisco. Prior to that she worked in banking in Dublin and London. She holds a BA (mod) in economics and mathematics from Trinity College and an MBA from Insead (Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires). For the past twelve years she has been actively involved in a wide range of non-profit organizations in the US, UK and Ireland with a focus on fundraising and governance. She is currently Vice-Chairman of INSEAD, the business school and Chairman of the INSEAD Alumni Fund. She is also a member of the Provost Council at Trinity College Dublin, trustee of the Contemporary Art Society in London and a board member of IMMA. She is a lifelong collector of art with a focus on contemporary sculpture.
DAVID C O’SULLIVAN, Secretary
David is Executive Director of the Ireland-U.S. Council, a transatlantic business organization with members in the United States and in Ireland. He is a native of Dublin and is a former financial journalist and former Marketing Director in the U.S. for Ireland’s Industrial Development Agency. He is a citizen of the United States and has resided there for over 40 years.
David is actively involved with several charitable organizations including American Friends of the Arts in Ireland, The Abbey Theatre Foundation, Inc. and the Royal Irish Academy of Music Foundation, Inc.
Eva is a writer based in Dublin. In 2018 she was awarded a PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University for a dissertation on Samuel Beckett’s novels. Her fiction and art criticism has been published in Artforum, Frieze, Kaleidoscope, Flash Art, the Irish Times, the LA Review of Books, the Dublin Review of Books, The Stinging Fly and Brand-New-Life.