Executive Director of Arts Council England and expert in arts led regneration projects
Andrea Stark was appointed to Arts Council England’s National Executive Board in September 2009.
She arrived in the East of England in November 1999 to take up the post of Chief Executive of Eastern Arts Board and over the next ten years led a highly successful regional investment strategy that included generating over £125 million in funding for a series of world class arts centres. The Royal Opera House Production Park located in Thurrock, Thames Gateway is the latest in a portfolio of arts led regeneration Andrea has spearheaded.
As Arts Chief for Dundee City Council (1995- 1999) and the City of Sunderland (1988 – 1995), Andrea led major projects to position the arts as part of local economic development strategies.
After completing post graduate studies in cultural policy at University of Birmingham, Andrea’s early career was in theatre.
Andrea will be speaking at the Russian-British Creative Economy Forum in Moscow on 30 Sept-1 October 2011.