Maria Fleming works as a volunteer with the Irish Cancer Society as Advocacy Champion for the Dublin Central Constituency and is a member of the organisation’s Finance Committee. Following a diagnosis of Breast Cancer in 2019 Maria received surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Her treatment concluded during the pandemic.
Maria was recently appointed CEO of First Fortnight, Ireland’s mental health arts festival. Maria has over 20 years experience working as a general manager, producer, programmer and arts consultant with Ireland’s leading companies and theatre artists, including Dublin Theatre Festival, The Ark, Barabbas, Druid Theatre Company, Hot For Theatre, Donal O’Kelly Productions and Irish Modern Dance Theatre. Maria is passionate about social justice and was involved with Waking The Feminists In Irish Theatre in 2015. In 2017 Maria travelled twice to the island of Chios in Greece to volunteer with refugee support group CESRT (Chios Eastern Shore Response Team).
Updated: January 2022