"Karen is what I’d describe

as a force of nature! She’s hard working, tenacious, creative, passionate and always gets

the job done."


Charlotte Corrie,

Director Open Culture

"Karen’s honest and direct feedback

is helping us to develop and sharpen

our vision. She brings a dynamic energy and insight into discussions, informed by her vast experience in the field. We feel supported and inspired by our exchanges. We’re grateful to notice a growing ease in the ways in which we are able to express what lies at the heart of our work."


Michael Douglas,


I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with Karen Gallagher for almost 20 years, in various capacities; as a board member when she brought her amazing energy

and vision to MDI, working alongside

her as a colleague in 2010 for MDI’s Year

of Dance, and most recently I’ve been delighted to bring her expertise to The

Arts Centre team to lead and drive forward our marketing campaign for our extensive season of dance. 

Dr Cathy Butterworth, Edge Hill University

Working with Karen is a dream - her passionate, committed and thorough approach to all she does means artists and presenters know their work and the work they are booking is in the best possible hands. Her many years of experience and international contact base ensure she is always ahead of the curve - or creating the next one.

Liz Lea