June resident Sarah Searson is director of The Dock, in Carrick-on-Shannon. She was inaugural Head of the Centre for Creative Arts and Media at GMIT. She has worked with statutory agencies, local government organisations and educational institutes developing policy and long-term development initiatives. She is a graduate of Cultural Policy and Arts Management (UCD) & Public Culture Studies (IADT) and an Art graduate of the TU Dublin. During her three week residency at Aras Eanna she is going to support the Centre with the future vision for visual art programming and undertake research and writing which supports her own creative direction, in curating and writing.