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Peter Jenkinson OBE

Peter Jenkinson OBE

The UK cultural and political sectors have benefitted from over two decades of Peter's expertise in the field.

Born in Essex, of English and Irish heritage, Peter has worked for over 20 years in the cultural sector, passionately advocating and acting for deep and lasting change across the cultural and political landscape.

In his current role as an independent Cultural Broker he works across a diverse portfolio of disciplines and sectors including broadcasting, public policy, regeneration, arts, creative industries and leadership development. Prior to this Peter has had a distinguished and award-winning career working across the arts and culture, including his role as founding director of the initially £40 million Creative Partnerships programme and the initiation and delivery of the world-class £21 million The New Art Gallery Walsall.

His key areas of interest include the critical roles of creativity, learning, innovation, diversity and broader cultural participation across society as well as a commitment to building social justice and intelligent democracy.

Based in London Peter is a Co-creator of Culture+Conflict launched in March 2011 and leads on International Cultural Liaison for Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013. He is a board member of the Drawing Room London, the International Curators Forum and the International Culture Arts Network Derry~Donegal.