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Abigail Posner

Google

Abigail Posner

Google

Head of Strategic Planning, Agency Development, Google

Abigail joined Google nearly 2 years ago to head up the Strategic Planning Practice for the Agency team. She works closely with the advertising and marketing communities to help amplify their strategic and creative efforts in the digital space. While at Google, she has also launched a thought leadership series on human beings deep, emotional relationships with the digital space: Humanizing Digital.

Prior to joining Google, Abigail was Executive Vice President, Strategy Director at Publicis New York, where she directed strategic planning efforts for major new business pitches and provided thought leadership to key global clients, including L’Oreal, Nestlé and Coca-Cola. Before that, Abigail spent 11 years at DDB New York. There, she co-directed the strategic planning department and directed strategic efforts for a range of clients, from PepsiCo and Unilever to Hertz.

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Alex Fleetwood

Founding Director, Hide&Seek

Alex Fleetwood

Founding Director, Hide&Seek

Alex Fleetwood founded Hide&Seek in 2007 and has led the studio since then. Key projects include: Dreams of Your Life (Film4, 2011), Hinterland (Forest Fringe, 2011) and The Building Is… (Gâité Lyrique, 2012). Prior to H&S Alex produced projects including The Eternity Man, a film opera for Channel 4 / ABC Australia. The film reached a global audience of half a million people and won the Rose d’Or, one of the most prestigious awards in television. He is a fellow of the RSA, and speaks on game design and cultural leadership at events around the world.

 

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Alice M. Greenwald

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Alice M. Greenwald

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center

Alice Greenwald joined the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in 2006 as Executive Vice-President for Programs, Director of Memorial Museum. She is responsible for managing and overseeing the articulation and implementation of a vision for the planned National September 11 Memorial Museum, and for its eventual programming and operation.

Before joining the Museum, Greenwald served as Associate Museum Director for Museum Programs for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Greenwald has also served as Executive Director of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia; Acting Director, Curator and Assistant Curator of the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum in Los Angeles; and Curatorial Assistant at the Maurice Spertus Museum in Judaica, Chicago.

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Anne Bonnar

Bonnar Keenlyside

Anne Bonnar

Bonnar Keenlyside

Anne Bonnar works with artists, supporters, communities and policy makers to help them in decision making which will enable the best creative experiences in particular circumstances.  She performs this role as an advisor, consultant, mentor, curator, provocateur,  coach and developer in the arts, culture and creative industries in Scotland, England and Ireland.  She specialises in working with artists and policy makers on strategic change and in designing and leading organisational change and development.

Anne’s arts management career in Scotland and in London includes periods with organisations during periods of strong artistic development, As General Manager of Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, she led the transformation of Scotland’s theatre for new writing from being a membership club in a back alley to a fully public theatre in a new home.

In 1991 she co-founded Bonnar Keenlyside an internationally respected arts and cultural management consultancy and led and collaborated on major research and policy projects for public agencies and on projects with a wide range of artistic and creative enterprises at local, national and international level, public and private.

She was a trustee of the National Galleries of Scotland 2002 -2010, a founding director of the National Theatre of Scotland and a chair of the Federation of Scottish Theatre. In 2008 for the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen she was Transition Director of Creative Scotland.

Anne is an accredited coach and Honorary Research Fellow at Edinburgh’s Napier University. She blogs at  21st century culture.

 

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Benjamin R. Barber

Political Theorist

Benjamin R. Barber

Political Theorist

Benjamin R. Barber is a Senior Research Scholar at The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, President and Founder of the Interdependence Movement, and Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University. An internationally renowned political theorist, Dr. Barber brings an abiding concern for democracy and citizenship to issues of politics, globalization, culture and education in America and abroad. He consults regularly with political and civic leaders in the U.S. (President Clinton, Howard Dean) and around the world (Germany, U.K., Libya, Italy).

Benjamin Barber’s 17 books include the classic Strong Democracy (1984) reissued in 2004 in a twentieth anniversary edition; the international best-seller Jihad vs. McWorld (1995 with a Post 9/11 Edition in 2001, translated into thirty languages) and Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, published by W.W. Norton & Co. in March, 2007 (ten foreign editions). His upcoming book, If Mayors Ruled the World, will be published by Yale University Press in 2013 and was the focus of his June 2013 TED Global talk in Edinburgh.

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Brian Gambles

Library of Birmingham

Brian Gambles

Library of Birmingham

Director, Library of Birmingham, and, Chief Executive, Library of Birmingham Development Trust

Brian Gambles joined Birmingham Library Services in 1987 after spending several years in university libraries. His roles have focussed on planning and service performance, ICT strategy and resources management, partnership development and service innovation. Brian has a long-standing interest in new models of library and archive service for changing times and changing communities: partnership, resource discovery, experiential learning and commercial acumen underpin these models.

He now directs the Library of Birmingham, one of Europe’s foremost cultural developments and a groundbreaking model for physical and digital delivery of library and archive services. The Library was opened in September 2013 by Malala Yousafzhai, to worldwide media acclaim and instant popularity, with over 250,000 visitors in the first three weeks.

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Cedric Price

xHumed

Cedric Price

xHumed

Proving there are indeed No Boundaries, even in death, Cedric Price – one of the most influential and visionary architects of the late twentieth century – will inform a unique PechaKucha style presentation courtesy of xHumed. Prior to their appearance at SXSWi, the xHumed team will contextualise Price’s Dead Good Thinking with a companion think piece on his key themes of flexibility, adaptability , engineering serendipity and why Cedric Price would have played Minecraft.

Twitter: @xHumedDGT

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David Lockwood

Bike Shed Theatre

David Lockwood

Bike Shed Theatre

David trained as an actor and director before returning to Exeter in 2010 to open the Bike Shed Theatre with Fin Irwin. The venue, in two adjacent cellars in the centre of the city, produces and presents new work whilst its fantastic cocktail bar supports the running costs of the organisation. David has directed productions for the BIke Shed including The Dumb Waiter, The Little Prince (with Fin Irwin) and Beanfield.

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Fiona Gasper

Royal Exchange Theatre

Fiona Gasper

Royal Exchange Theatre

Fiona is currently Executive Director for the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.  Recent previous roles have included Executive Producer of Liverpool’s 2008 European Capital of Culture programme (2004-2009) and Executive Producer for Contact, Manchester’s theatre for young people.  Fiona has worked in the cultural sector around the UK for the past 25 years in a range of full time roles and as a freelance consultant. Organisations she has been lucky enough to be involved with cover all arts forms, scales and types and include West Yorkshire Playhouse, Contact Theatre, ENO, Youth Music, Manchester City Council, LARC, RSC, Walk the Plank, GMMAZ, More Music, Whalley Range All Stars, CAN, Watford Palace Theatre  and Nottingham Playhouse. Fiona is also a board member for XTRAX (producers and enablers of innovative outdoor work from UK and international artists.), IF Milton Keynes International Festival (a multi-arts programme of extraordinary events in unusual places and public spaces), and on the advisory groups for Creative Tourist and Slung Low. She is also a board member for Manchester’s Business Improvement District – Heart of Manchester BID. She was awarded an MBE for services to the Arts in June 2009.

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Fred Deakin

Fred & Company

Fred Deakin

Fred & Company

As half of the band Lemon Jelly Fred Deakin has been Mercury and Brit nominated, sold over half a million albums and headlined stages at almost every major UK music festival.

In 1998 he co-founded the ground-breaking London design agency Airside which won and was nominated for two BAFTAs, eleven D&ADs, four Design Week Awards including Best In Show, a Webby and many others. Airside’s clients included Virgin Atlantic, the Beatles, BBC, Greenpeace and Intel. After achieving all their ambitions the founders closed Airside on a high last year.

Fred has been a tutor on Central Saint Martins’ MA Communication Design course since 1997.  He has given lectures at the Design Museum, the Barbican, RCA, LCC, Design Indaba and Pictoplasma among many others; he has performed at TED, run animation workshops in the V&A and lectured around Indonesia for the British Council. He was one of the working group for the Gowers Review white paper on the UK’s creative economy, presented to the DCMS in 2006.

In the last year he has created interactive art for France’s national digital museum La Gaite Lyrique and released a solo album under the name Frank Eddie.

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George Ferguson

Mayor of Bristol

George Ferguson

Mayor of Bristol

George Ferguson, past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, was co-founder of Ferguson Mann Architects in 1979 and founded the national UK-wide network of practices, Acanthus, in 1986. He has a wide variety of experience in architectural, master-planning and regeneration projects, including his own mould-breaking Tobacco Factory mixed-use project and nationally acclaimed theatre.

A co-founder of the Academy of Urbanism, he writes, broadcasts and lectures extensively on the environment, planning and architectural matters at home and abroad. He declared his intention to stand as an independent candidate in the Bristol mayoral election prior to the city-wide referendum held on 3 May 2012. He subsequently became the first independent mayor to lead a major city in Britain and was officially sworn in on 19 November 2012.

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Henry Raby

Poet

Henry Raby

Poet

Henry is a York-based performance poet, theatre-maker, playwright, workshop facilitator and associate artist of Red Ladder Theatre Company.

He’s a mainstay of York’s arts scenes and activist networks, performing at various events and co-coordinating gigs. He is administrator for the National Association of Youth Theatres, and works freelance with various youth theatres.

He’s performed across the country at various festivals, poetry events and Fringes. Recurring themes in his writing seem to be protest, friendship, home, growing up and dinosaurs. He likes punk, ska, comics, cartoons and shouting angrily at Tories.

www.henryraby.com
www.facebook.com/henryrabypoetry
@HenryRabyPoetry

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Jake Orr

A Younger Theatre

Jake Orr

A Younger Theatre

Jake is Artistic Director and Founder of A Younger Theatre, a company and platform dedicated to supporting and nurturing young people within theatre and the arts, Under the leadership of Jake, AYT has mentored over 200 young writers in theatre criticism and journalism, and has been a partner of the Guardian. In Feb ’14 AYT will produce Incoming Festival, for the best emerging theatre companies, co-curated by the New Diorama Theatre, London.

Beyond AYT, Jake is a freelance theatre-maker, digital producer, marketer, writer and thinker of theatre and the arts. He has worked with numerous arts organisations as a consultant and freelancer, including the British Council, Arts Council England, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre and Theatre Royal Stratford East. He regularly speaks at conferences, lectures at drama schools and delivers workshops.

www.jakeorr.co.uk / @jakeyoh

www.ayoungertheatre.com / @ayoungertheatre

 

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Jo Verrent

Senior Producer, Unlimited

Jo Verrent

Senior Producer, Unlimited

Jo believes that ‘different’ is delicious not divergent.

She works in arts & culture at strategic levels with national agencies and on the ground with organisations/individuals embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action.

Jo is currently senior producer for the three year Unlimited Commissions programme (working with Shape and Arts Admin) for disabled artists and companies and has recently delivered SHORT CIRCUIT fusing disabled artistry and digital acumen, PUSH ME – film making for The Space focusing on Unlimited artists within the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and SYNC examining the interplay between disability and leadership in the cultural sector in partnership with Sarah Pickthall.

Jo has won both Cosmopolitan’s woman of achievement award and her village’s cup for making jam.

Jo is partially deaf and has tinnitus. She uses residual hearing, lip reading and sign language.

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John Knell

Cultural Policy Consultant

John Knell

Cultural Policy Consultant

John Knell consults widely across the public, private and third sectors, and is a well known cultural policy consultant. He is currently working with a consortium of Manchester cultural organisations to develop a new approach to measuring the quality and value of cultural activity.

John began his career as an academic at the University of Leeds where he undertook his doctoral research, and he retains strong links with leading research centres. He is the Chair of Sound and Music, a Board member of Demos, and a Fellow of the RSA.

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Joy Mboya

Godown Arts Centre

Joy Mboya

Godown Arts Centre

Joy is the Director of The Performing & Visual Arts Centre Ltd, popularly called the Godown Arts Centre, a young nonprofit facility providing subsidized space for Kenyan artists and presenting artistic public programs for local audiences.

She is a current Board member of the Kenya Copyright Board, a Trustee of Gaara Dance Foundation, as well as Trustee of the Kalasha Film Awards, Kenya. She has served on the Board of Trustees of Action for Music. In 2004, she received the National Women’s Council of Kenya 2004 Merit Award for her contribution to the development of the performing arts. More recently, in 2009 she received the Head of State Commendation medal for her contribution to the development of the creative economy in Kenya, and in 2013 another sState commendation, the Order of the Golden Warrior, for contribution to the development of the cultural sector.  Further, she was recipient of the Ford Foundation Champion of Democracy Award in 2013.  Through appointment by the Minister of Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services, she has served on the Governing Council of the Kenya Cultural Centre.

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Jude Kelly

Southbank Centre

Jude Kelly

Southbank Centre

Jude Kelly is Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, Britain’s largest cultural institution.

She founded Solent People’s Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre, and was the founding director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  In 1997, she was awarded an OBE for her services to theatre. She has directed over 100 productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, to the Châtalet in Paris.

In 2002 Jude founded Metal, which provides a platform where artistic hunches can be pursued in community contexts, with bases in Liverpool and Southend-On-Sea.

Jude is chair of Metal and World Book Night, a member of the London Cultural Strategy Group, and is Visiting Professor at Kingston and Leeds Universities and the Shanghai Centre for the Performing Arts

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Kersten England

City of York Council

Kersten England

City of York Council

Kersten arrived as Chief Executive in York in 2009. Against the backdrop of turbulence in the global economy and major change in the policy and fiscal environment for local government, Kersten’s priority has been to keep the organisation focussed on its core purpose – supporting locally elected members to secure prosperity for the city now and for the future. Central to this is full deployment of the asset base of the city; public, private, voluntary and community, investment in infrastructure and repositioning York on the world stage to increase access to markets and inward investment.

Kersten is a trustee of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta), a Director of Science City York, a member of the Court of the University of York, chair of the York and North Yorkshire Preventing Violent Extremism Board, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and lead Chief Executive for Innovation and Growth in the Leeds City Region and for local government workforce issues in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Kersten’s career has included work in the voluntary sector, higher education, central government as well as 24 years in local government. She is passionate about community capacity building, diversity and equality, supporting civic leadership and sustainable urban growth.

In her personal life, Kersten has 5 children, and is a keen runner, cyclist, hillwalker, local historian and keeper of hens.

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Kully Thiarai

Executive Director of Cast

Kully Thiarai

Executive Director of Cast

Kully is an experienced Theatre Director and Executive Director of Cast, a new £22 million performance venue in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  Having opened in September 2013, Cast is a people’s theatre and a cultural living room for the town that is a place for performance, participation and conversation.

Always interested in the new and curious about the world Kully has created a diverse range of work that spans communities, cultures and performance styles. She has directed large-scale epics, new plays and made work in non-theatre spaces.

Kully is a Clore Fellow, an RSA Fellow and board member of Manchester International Festival, Z Arts, Pilot Theatre and ATG foundation.

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Luke Wright

Poet

Luke Wright

Poet

4Talent award winner Luke Wright might just be the hardest working man in poetry: he’s a prolific producer of new work, the curator of one the country’s largest poetry events and a regular on radio and TV.

He has seven solo poetry stage shows: Poet Laureate, Poet & Man, A Poet’s Work Is Never Done, The Petty Concerns of Luke Wright, Cynical Ballads, and Your New Favourite Poet. All of which played to sold out audiences at The Edinburgh Fringe, got five star reviews and have completed extensive national tours. His new one is Essex Lion, it tours throughout 2013 & 2014.

Luke’s debut poetry collection is Mondeo Man (Penned in the Margins, 2013). He was shortlisted for an Eric Gregory Award in 2011.

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Lynsey Merrick

The Lowry

Lynsey Merrick

The Lowry

Lynsey Merrick joined The Lowry 3 years ago to manage both formal and informal learning programmes within the Community & Education team; including targeted work with vulnerable children and young people in Salford.

Much of her work aims to use the arts as a tool for social, educational and personal development within long term, sustained engagement projects with disadvantaged children and young people including Young Carers, Looked After Children and Young Parents; in partnership with Salford City Council.

Prior to her work at The Lowry, Lynsey worked as an Applied Theatre practitioner in regional theatres as well as within academic research settings. Previous work is mainly centred around using theatre and the arts as a tool to engage vulnerable or ‘At Risk’ Children & Young People in positive, life-transforming projects & programmes.

Motivated and energised by the inherent want to improve the lives of others, arts and culture is her weapon of choice.

 

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Marcus Romer

Pilot Theatre

Marcus Romer

Pilot Theatre

Marcus is the Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre, based at York Theatre Royal.

With Pilot Theatre their recent promenade production of Blood + Chocolate, transformed the city of York with a community company of 500 people. This was webcast and followed the work of the livestream of the York Mysteries in 2012 for The Space.

He has just adapted and directed the screenplay for ‘The Knife That Killed Me’ from the novel by Anthony McGowan. This is a new feature film for Universal Pictures.

He created the opening event at the IIFA Bollywood Oscars at Sheffield Arena, for a live audience of 15,000 and a TV audience of 500 million. He was invited to attend the TED conference in California in 2007 where he furthered his interest in technology in the Arts. On returning he set up and has led the Shift Happens Conferences for Pilot Theatre every year, in partnership with Arts Council England. He is a regular speaker and presenter on the digital technology in the Arts.

 

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Margaret Heffernan

Entrepreneur and Author

Margaret Heffernan

Entrepreneur and Author

Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur and author. She worked in BBC Radio for five years where she wrote, directed, produced and commissioned dozens of documentaries and dramas. As a television producer, she made documentary films for Timewatch, Arena, and Newsnight, among other programmes. She also produced music videos.

She served as Chief Executive Officer for InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and iCAST Corporation, and was named one of the Top 100 Media Executives by The Hollywood Reporter, among other accolades. Her books include The Naked Truth: A Working Woman’s Manifesto About Business and What Really Matters, Women on Top: How Female Entrepreneurs are Changing the Rules for Business Success and Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril.

http://www.mheffernan.com/

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Nicholas Lovell

Author of The Curve

Nicholas Lovell

Author of The Curve

Nicholas Lovell is the author of The Curve: From Freeloaders into Superfans: the Future of Business (Portfolio Penguin 2013).  He is a consultant who helps companies embrace the transformative power of the internet. His blog, GAMESbrief, is read by those seeking to learn how digital is transforming gaming – and how to apply that knowledge to other industries. His clients have included Atari, Firefly, nDreams and Square Enix (creators of Tomb Raider), as well as Channel 4 and IPC Media. He is a columnist for Gamasutra, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and his articles have appeared in TechCrunch and Wired. He lives in London.

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Nii Sackey

Bigga Fish

Nii Sackey

Bigga Fish

Nii Sackey is the Chief Executive of Bigga Fish, a not-for-profit social enterprise which works with young people, and which he founded in 1999 when he was only 21 years old.

Bigga Fish is a youth music social enterprise, that engages young people though media, large scale events and developing youth enterprise initially in London and now across the UK.

Nii currently runs three organizations, two which are based in the community and social enterprise, the third offering consultancy in dynamic solutions around youth engagement and digital innovation, previous clients have included Radio 1 and the Historic Royal Palaces.

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Odette Toilette

Purveyor of Olfactory Adventures

Odette Toilette

Purveyor of Olfactory Adventures

Since 2010, fragrance lover Odette Toilette has been turning the world of scent upside down by offering people unusual events at which to discover their sense of smell, from evenings on ‘The Scent of Outer Space’ with The Royal Observatory Greenwich to a Lickable Perfumes workshop with Somerset House. Odette has also worked with The Body Shop, Coty, Unilever, Jameson, The Wellcome Collection, The Natural History Museum and the Royal Instutution. She is co-founder of ode, a new product which uses fragrance to support people with dementia, which has just been awarded UK winner of the 2013 Creative Business Cup.

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Philip Aldridge

The Court Theatre

Philip Aldridge

The Court Theatre

Philip Aldridge is Chief Executive of New Zealand’s largest theatre company, The Court Theatre in Christchurch, a city that was devastated by earthquakes in 2011. Like 15,000 other businesses in the city centre The Court lost its home but was the first institution in the city to re-launch in new premises becoming a beacon of hope in a city mired in insurance battles, a vast demolition programme, crippled infrastructure and inter-government agency tensions in the development of a rebuild plan.

Philip Aldridge trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School after reading history at Bristol University. After a decade in the theatre and television he changed tack and worked in corporate finance in London and the US. He emigrated to New Zealand in 2002.

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Ralph Dartford

Poet

Ralph Dartford

Poet

Ralph writes narrative poems from the heart. Sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet, sometimes as sad as a lost dog. Ralph has been published in The Guardian, Stirring Magazine, Pulp Faction and London Territories. His first Collection, ‘Cigarettes, Beer and Love’, published by the ‘Ossett Observer’, has been a long time coming.

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Russell Willis Taylor

National Arts Strategies

Russell Willis Taylor

National Arts Strategies

Russell Willis Taylor, President and CEO of National Arts Strategies since January 2001, has extensive senior experience in strategic business planning, financial analysis and planning, and all areas of operational management. Educated in England and America, she served as director of development for the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art before returning to England in 1984 at the invitation of the English National Opera (ENO) to establish the Company’s first fund-raising department. During this time, she also lectured extensively at graduate programs of arts and business management throughout Britain. From 1997 to 2001, she rejoined the ENO as executive director.

 

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Ruth Mackenzie

Holland Festival

Ruth Mackenzie

Holland Festival

Ruth Mackenzie CBE is Artistic Director Designate of Holland Festival and Interim Launch Director for the next phase of The Space, the online digital arts project created jointly by Arts Council England and the BBC.

Ruth was formerly the Director of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, following a spell as an expert adviser on broadcasting and cultural policy for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. She was seconded to the Department by the Manchester International Festival where she was appointed the first General Director in 2006.

Ruth was awarded a CBE for her services to the Olympics & Paralympics in 2012 and an OBE for her services to theatre in 1995.

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Simon Cronshaw

CultureLabel

Simon Cronshaw

CultureLabel

Simon is a cultural entrepreneur and founder of CultureLabel.com – an ecommerce website aggregating the best products from over 250 leading international culture brands including Tate, V&A, Guggenheim, Royal Academy, Saatchi Gallery, Whitechapel and the British Museum as well as artists such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. The website also features a unique art marketplace allowing you to buy limited edition and original works using an interest free loan through an innovative partnership with Arts Council England.

Simon is co-author of the book Intelligent Naivety, a handbook for would-be cultural entrepreneurs creating new revenue opportunities in cultural organisations, and most recently REMIX, published by The Guardian which is also now a major summit on Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship in partnership with Google and Bloomberg.

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Sophie Setter Jerrome

Student

Sophie Setter Jerrome

Student

Sophie Setter Jerrome is 17 and currently in her final year of sixth-form, studying Sociology, History and English Literature. For the last year she’s been running a video blog where she’s discussed issues about gender, sexuality and race in modern media (and a few more light-hearted topics!) with a community of like-minded individuals. She’s also been developing her interest in film and creative social media. Sophie’s fascinated by how these communities are going to shape the future of media representation, and the power of the internet in bringing otherwise-strangers together, and she can’t wait to hear how those in the industry view the growing influence of the web in their work.

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Third Angel

Inspiration Exchange

Third Angel

Inspiration Exchange

Where do ideas come from? And more importantly, which ones stick around and turn in to something? What are the ideas, objects, phrases, images, texts or thoughts that have inspired you in the past or continue to inspire you? Third Angel will host an Inspiration Exchange during No Boundaries 2014.

Presented by Alexander Kelly, Co-artistic Director of Third Angel, and Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Tiny Games for No Boundaries

Hide&Seek

Tiny Games for No Boundaries

Hide&Seek

We are pleased to be working with the fantastic game designers Hide& Seek, to bring a selection of Tiny Games to No Boundaries 2014. Both Bristol and York will have a selection of real world games around the venue to discover and play.

 

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Tom Morris

Bristol Old Vic

Tom Morris

Bristol Old Vic

Tom Morris is Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic, where his productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is about to embark on a world tour, Juliet and Her Romeo and Swallows and Amazons and Associate Director of the National Theatre, where he co-directed War Horse and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, adapted A Matter of Life and Death and developed Coram Boy.

He was the Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) from 1995 to 2004 and before that was an arts journalist and freelance producer, working for Time Out, The Sunday Times, The Observer and The Independent, and broadcasting for Kaleidoscope, Front Row and The Saturday Review. He recently directed his first opera, The Death of Klinghoffer for ENO and in 2011 was awarded a Tony Award for Best Director (with Marianne Elliott) for War Horse.

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Vikki Heywood

RSA

Vikki Heywood

RSA

Vikki Heywood was appointed as RSA Chair at the AGM in October 2012 having been an RSA Fellow for almost ten years.  Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), a position from which she stepped down last year.   Since leaving the RSC she has also taken on the chairmanship of Mountview Drama Academy and of the First World War Centenary Cultural Programme Board.

Prior to her appointment at the RSC, Vikki was Joint Chief Executive of the Royal Court Theatre, the country’s foremost theatre for the development of new writing. At both the RSC and the Royal Court she was responsible for their two multiple million pound  capital projects which transformed two iconic theatre buildings in London and Stratford Upon Avon.

She has been a board member of the Society of London Theatre, The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and is a member of Warwick University Council.

She was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham, becoming a Doctor of Letters in December 2009 and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2012 for services to theatre.

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