Six leading figures in arts and culture have been appointed to the Arts and Creative Economy Advisory group at the British Council.
As part of the group, chaired by John Newbigin OBE, the new members will help to shape the British Council’s global arts strategy.
British Council’s Director Arts, Skinder Hundal MBE said: “Our new advisors bring myriad cultural and creative perspectives representing interests, artforms and industry knowledge that will bring fresh insights, and extend and deepen our links across the UK cultural sector. I am looking forward to working with them especially in such uncertain times where contexts are constantly in a state of flux and their advice so vital and generous.”
John Newbigin OBE, Chair of the British Council’s Arts and Creative Economy Advisory Group and founder and first Chairman of Creative England, said: 'As well as offering advice and support to the British Council’s Arts and Creative Economy team, the Advisory Group ensures close links between creative professionals in the UK and the global work of the British Council. We are lucky enough to now have another six extraordinarily talented people with a rich variety of perspectives to help in that task.'
The new members are: