Beth is the Executive Producer and Director of Production for the Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival. Over the past six festivals she has had the wonderful opportunity to work with many of Brighton and Hove's extraordinary creative partners, artists and communities. She has also produced for the Southbank Centre and The Barbican Centre and has extensive experience in producing both commercial and participatory projects. Beth is very interested in audience and community development.
Heidi is a Partner at DMH Stallard LLP a South East law firm with strong links to Brighton where it was established in 1970. Heidi heads up the Planning & Environment team at the firm and has been involved in some landmark development projects within Brighton & Hove, including Jubilee Street and the Library, the Amex Stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion and the New England Quarter. She is a graduate of the University of Sussex and has lived in Sussex since she came here to university in the late 1980’s and decided to make it her home.
Andy has for the last five years been Director of Asset Compliance at The Guinness Partnership, one of the largest providers of affordable housing and care in England. He has a number of years’ professional experience of housing management, supported housing and asset management, where he has enjoyed balancing the needs of business, staff and customers. Andy has also worked with Notting Hill Housing, and Genesis Housing Group.
Henry's son is a member of Rocket Artists at Phoenix. Following his sons exhibition here in 2018 Henry has been helping Phoenix expand its social outreach and promotion to public and funding bodies. Writer, poet, film and TV producer he founded Baby Cow Productions along with Steve Coogan in 1999. Henry ran the entire operation as MD for over 17 years winning almost every award possible with shows like Gavin and Stacey and films like Philomena. Henry has experience of all aspects of management and promotion. He is a patron and has run popular events at Phoenix.
Allan works at American Express in Brighton, and is their VP in Global Product & Partner Deployment. He is interested in the not-for-profit arts sector and supporting the development of organizations such as Phoenix Brighton by way of his financial and business expertise. He has an interest in the visual arts, and Brighton’s local communities.
Siân is Deputy Director for Goldsmiths’ Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), and Academic Lead: Enterprise. She also teaches on the MA Social Entrepreneurship programme - and has developed a module that supports any Masters student in Goldsmiths to develop their understanding of the practicalities of cultural enterprise. She is currently researching and writing collaboratively on the sustainability of creative practice.
Kate has been a studio member at Phoenix Brighton since 1994, where she maintains her practice of still-life painting, printmaking and textile design. She is also an educator, and teaches a range of popular printmaking classes here at the Phoenix. She has a strong understanding of Brighton’s local art scene, and takes part in Artists Open Houses every year.
Juliet moved to Brighton in 2000 after completing an HNC in Art and Design Ceramics in London. Originally based at Red Herring studios in Hove, she later moved into the Phoenix Art Space building, and is now a valued studio member. Juliet says she ‘began life as an actor and then became a potter’. Her ceramic work is exhibited widely in the UK.
Stig is a successful painter, public artist, and painting conservator who has been a studio artist at Phoenix Art Space since the 1990s. His work has been included in a number of solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, and also has a selection of public art commissions on view in the UK. He has experience as a teacher and artist educator, and has produced several workshops in partnership with local schools and communities in Brighton.
Evelyn Wilson is Co-Director of National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange and Founder Director of The Culture Capital Exchange. Her work focuses on supporting and researching the collaborative potential of bringing Higher Education researchers together with cultural/creative sector practitioners around areas of common interest. She has deep experience as a cultural producer/curator, working since the early 90’s in areas including: third cinema, photography and the digital arts.
STUDIO MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Christina Ure, Emily Jolley and Veronica Slater.
Henry Normal, David Shrigley