Elaine Midgley


Elaine is Director of Bedford Creative Arts where she leads a team of staff, artists and freelancers that enable BCA to manage and deliver its diverse community-based programme of arts projects and activities. Elaine is an experienced arts manager with expertise in fundraising, event management, arts development, and theatre.  Prior to working at BCA she worked in youth & professional touring theatre, local authority arts development, and large-scale live event management including overseeing events such as the Cambridge visits of the Olympic Torch Relay and the Tour de France.  She is Chair of the Bedford Cultural Partnership, a consortium of Bedford arts & cultural organisations.