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Laura McDermott


Laura McDermott is joint artistic director (along with Harun Morrison) of Fierce Festival – an international festival of live art and public intervention.

Fierce takes place annually in arts venues and other sites across the city of Birmingham, UK. In 2012-13 Laura was awarded a CLORE Fellowship in Arts Participation and Engagement, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

As part of the fellowship, she completed a secondment at Collide@CERN, an artist residency programme at CERN – the particle physics laboratory, located just outside Geneva in Switzerland.

Previously, Laura was a theatre producer and programmer at BAC (Battersea Arts Centre) in London. Laura currently sits on the board of directors of Uninvited Guests theatre company.

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