Our panel

The Cultural Investment Fund’s panel who will consider applications

Zoe Li

Zoe is an independent curator and producer, specialising in developing new commissions at off-site locations. She delivered a number of commissioning programmes for Somerset Art Works and currently managing their artist development programme. Previously, she worked for Plymouth College of Arts and Arts Council England. She co-founded Eastville Project Space in Yeovil and serves as Broad member at Take A Part CIC and Steering Group Member of Visual Arts South West.

Euella Jackson

Euella is the Engagement Producer at Rising Arts Agency – a radical social enterprise run by young creative thinkers aged 16-30 in Bristol – advocating for sector and cultural change through research projects, industry consultation and creative agency services. Euella is on the board for Encounters Short Film Festival and works freelance as presenter, content producer and creative consultant in the South West.

Dr Edson Burton

Dr Edson is a writer, historian, curator and performer based in Bristol. His academic specialisms include: Bristol and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Black History in the USA, Cultural continuities between Africa & the New World. He has been a consultant and coordinator for a range of HLF and Arts Council history projects in Bristol including most recently a study of Bristol’s Old Market ward Vice & Virtue (2014).He is also an active member of Come the Revolution, a collective of curators from Bristol and Birmingham committed to exploring and challenging black life, experience and cultural expression through cinema.

Hannah Harris

Hannah is the Chief Executive Office at Plymouth Culture. She joins PC from Plymouth College of Art where she was the Director of Development, specialising in strategic planning, partnership development and externally funded projects.

Lindsey Hall

Lindsey is the Chief Executive of Real Ideas Organisation. Her track record in the public and private sectors as a social entrepreneur, thinker and leader has seen her set up and develop products and services across the creative, learning and education sectors.

From building award-winning programmes in the UK to driving groundbreaking initiatives internationally, Lindsey has the experience and skills at management, board and executive level to steer social business ideas towards success; making money and make a difference at the same time.

Mark Cotton

Mark is an independent business development consultant and founder of Mark Cotton Consultancy. Mark specialises in providing a range of consultancy services to the social enterprise and charity sector, covering areas such as visioning, strategy and organisational development, business planning and financial modelling, fundraising and investment readiness, governance, social impact measurement and business mentoring.

Mandy Precious

Mandy is the Engagement & Learning Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Previously she was Chief Executive at a youth arts charity after a long freelance career as a writer and theatre practitioner. Mandy holds a PhD in Education Sociology with a focus on social class and reproduction.

Nicola Moyle

Nicola is the City Curator at Plymouth City Council’s museums & archives service and Head of Heritage, art & Film at The Box.


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