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.
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.
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.
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.
With a BA Fine Art degree from Winchester School of Art and experience working on our commissioned programme to deliver projects such as ‘Clubhouse’, Emily is now an Associate on The Culture Challenge. Emily enjoys the buzz of creating experiences for people from all walks of life through art.
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
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.