James Gilchrist & Beth Wilson

James Gilchrist and Beth Wilson are the founders of Graphic Design Festival Scotland and graphic design practice Warriors Studio. Wilson and Gilchrist founded GDFS in 2014 – the same year they graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. It has since become the largest annual design event in Glasgow, attracting 150,000 participants, attendees and visitors over […]

Gillian Easson

Creative Dundee is a network organisation which supports creative talent based in and around Dundee through various events and partnerships across sectors including culture, healthcare, tourism and technology. Starting life as a side project blog back in 2008, Easson has grown Creative Dundee from the ground up. As part of the team supporting the UK’s […]

Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly has been Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, the UK’s largest cultural institution, since 2006. But she is no mere administrator. Kelly has directed more than 100 theatre and opera productions from The Royal Shakespeare Company to the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and founded several major arts organisations, including Battersea Arts Centre […]

Martin Green

Martin Green has earned an international reputation for delivering world class, large-scale events. As Head of Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, he oversaw the delivery of the Torch relays and Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games. He recruited Danny Boyle and other artistic directors and hand-picked the artists, production and […]

Jeremy Deller

Last year, a single project co-created by artist Jeremy Deller was seen live by over two million people across the UK, with some 30 million experiencing it through the media and online. As a memorial to the Battle of the Somme, ‘We’re here because we’re here’ touched the public in a way that contemporary art can […]

Malcolm Garrett

As a graphic designer, Malcolm Garrett’s work for bands such as Buzzcocks and Duran Duran established him as one of the most influential figures of the 80s. But his contribution goes way beyond record sleeves. Garrett was one of the first graphic designers to recognise the potential of digital media and he has been at […]

Sarah Perks

Manchester’s HOME was formed by the merger of two of the city’s best-loved arts organisations, Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company. It has quickly established itself as a commissioner of daring, adventurous and playful work. As Artistic Director (Visual Art) Sarah Perks has played a key role in forging this reputation. In 2011, she set […]

Annabel Judd

Earlier this month, Annabel Judd started her new role at the Science Museum in London, having previously been at the V&A for just over a decade as Head of Design. While Judd is yet to make her mark within the former, her visual legacy at the V&A across a wide range of its exhibitions, covering everything […]

Anne Mullins

Can art and design improve public wellbeing? Or help regenerate a city? In her ten years as director of Vital Arts, the arts and health organisation for Barts Health NHS Trust, Anne Mullins worked to establish the link between culture and health and curated the public arts strategy for the £1bn PFI development at The […]

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Maria Balshaw

Dr Maria Balshaw has overseen a period of immense change during her decade as Director of the Whitworth in Manchester. The museum is located on the campus at the University of Manchester and was first founded in the 19th century. It has a collection of over 55,000 works of art and design, from paintings by […]


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