Our Team



Alan Dodd

Alan is passionate about the life-affirming and enhancing role that the arts, sport and culture can play in people’s lives. He joined us in 2016 and brings over 30 years of extensive management experience to his role overseeing the fabulously varied artistic programme here at BCA.

curator producer

Annie Bacon

Annie leads on the social commissioning programme. She has extensive experience in the contemporary visual arts nationally and internationally, and has worked 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.

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.

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.

Assistant Producer

Emily Evans

With a BA Fine Art degree from Winchester School of Art , Emily is our full-time Assistant Producer working on our commissioned programme to deliver projects such as ‘Clubhouse’. Often seen dashing around town in a tiny car full of equipment, Emily enjoys the buzz of creating experiences for people from all walks of life through art.

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


Sud Basu


Susan Hoath

Vice Chair

David Morrall


Lucy Bedford


James McGregor


Steven Mair


Richard Sobey


Alec East


Grete Dalum-Tildes

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