New Executive Director appointed

15th April 2018

Arts&Heritage is delighted to announce that Stephanie Allen will be joining the team as Executive Director from June 2018.

Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to this new role, having previously worked with the Arts Council England in the South East, as visual arts relationship manager, and Creative United as head of strategic development. She has also been a producer of theatre and visual arts projects and is currently interim creative director at Peak Cymru.

Timandra Nichols and Judith King set up Arts&Heritage in 2008 and have together developed it into an agency that has national and international recognition for its work in bringing contemporary artists, museums and heritage organisations together.

Timandra Nichols said:

“We are delighted that Stephanie has been appointed and look forward to working with her to shape our exciting new future”.

Arts&Heritage becomes an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) in April, specialising in advising the heritage and arts sectors as a Sector Support Organisation (SSO).

Judith King, Creative Director said:

“We will shortly be launching our Meeting Point 3 programme, whilst maintaining contact with museums we have already worked with, creating a wealth of experience and networks. Stephanie will bring her own expertise to our programme and will steer this particular creative ship into new territory – it’s an energising time for Arts&Heritage”.

Stephanie joins Judith King, Timandra Nichols, Andrea Hawkins and a new co-ordinator in June this year.  Her role as executive director will be to work closely with the newly appointed board and the existing agency team to become the first port of call for museums and heritage organisations as they consider including visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and designers/architects into their places and programmes.

Stephanie Allen said:

“This is a really interesting time for Arts&Heritage and I am particularly pleased to be leading the team as they expand their national remit, building on their reputation as an agency that works with some of the most original artists of our time, in places that are rich with historical narratives. A&H’s remit fits perfectly with my own beliefs, skills and approach to working with artists and museums to create truly engaging and memorable work”.

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