Stephen Deuchar has been director of Art Fund, the national charity for art, since 2010. He has led the organisation through a significant period of development and modernisation, underpinned above all by the introduction of the National Art Pass and expansion of the national membership from 2011, helping deliver a major grant-giving programme to support museum acquisitions, curators and exhibitions across the UK. Other recent priorities have included the expansion of Art Fund Museum of the Year and the launch of the free crowdfunding platform for museums, Art Happens.
Prior to joining Art Fund, Stephen was the founding director of Tate Britain (from 1998 to 2010), building its reputation in part through a programme of international travelling exhibitions, some delivered in partnership with the British Council. He previously spent 12 years as a curator, then exhibitions director, at Royal Museums Greenwich. Educated at the universities of Southampton, London and Yale, Stephen has a strong interest in both contemporary art and 18th-century British painting. He was made CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2010, for services to the arts.
Stephen Deuchar trustee term dates
1 May 2019 - 31 April 2022