Our Team


Acting Chief Officer

Annie Bacon

Annie leads our social commissioning programme and is currently Acting Chief Officer. She has national & international experience in the contemporary visual arts, working at Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Artes Mundi and Wysing Arts Centre. Prior to the arts she worked in communications at Microsoft. She is an active member of The Collective art collecting network.

youth participation producer

Kayte Judge

Kayte leads on The Culture Challenge supporting schools to work with the creative and cultural sector. With an MSc in Managing Business Creativity and Innovation she cut her teeth in the arts through her community work as a social entrepreneur, running RSA funded grass roots arts projects in empty shops in Bedford.

bedford music in detention producer

Jih-Wen Yeh

Jih-Wen programmes regular workshops in Yarl’s Wood IRC, community exchanges through songwriting, music led cross-artform projects and takes part in Refugee week. She is a producer, with extensive experience in contemporary dance, working nationally and internationally.

Producer & Marketing Associate

Jan Uprichard

Originally from Belfast, Jan first worked with us as an Assistant Curator Producer in 2012 and is now a freelance member of our team providing marketing and production support. With an MA in Art in Public, Jan is also a practicing artist and member of artist collectives Sociable NonScience and Grounding.

Assistant Producer The Culture Challenge

Ailene Gray

Ailene has a BA in Illustration from Falmouth University and has done storyboard work for mature students and directors, often selling a painting or two on the side. She is keen to get young people and students thinking about art, creating and culture as well as supporting creators to further their experience

Finance Manager

Maria Minett

As the Finance Manager here at BCA, Maria deals with all the invoices and accounts. She’s a Chartered Accountant and has worked both in audit and industry. When not at BCA she’s a full time Mum to two kids.

Freelance Producer for Creative Bedfordshire

Sam Turton

Sam runs our Creative Bedfordshire programme, building networks between people and organisations in the creative sector. With a background in theatre, Sam works at a regional and national level with his company Novus. He also is a freelance facilitator and lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire.

Our Trustees


David Morrall

Vice Chair

Richard Sobey


Sud Basu


James McGregor


Steven Mair


Alec East


Grete Dalum-Tildes

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