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Hear from our Network Partners

Hear from our Future Curators partners on why they value being a part of this exciting programme: 

"We are delighted to have been selected to be part of this important programme and to be able to support an emerging curator at a key moment in their career. The Future Curators programme will help us to build on our work to address the striking lack of diversity amongst those in decision-making positions within visual arts organisations nationally. DASH has provided great leadership in this area and we are excited to be able to partner with them."
James Green, Director, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

"Striving towards an inclusive community is at the heart of John Hansard Gallery. This opportunity comes at a key moment for us, as we have been making positive change within our organisational culture and building relationships with our community partners. Through this programme we look forward to creating a new pathway for a disabled curator and transforming our model of leadership."
Woodrow Kernohan, Director, John Hansard Gallery

"We're thrilled to be part of the Future Curators Programme and join this network of inspiring organisations with a shared commitment to institutional change. We are excited to work with the Future Curator to enrich the research and curatorial development of Arts Catalyst's programme and institutional practices, as we continue to work towards and advocate for a more polyphonic, intersectional and equitable cultural sector." 
Laura Clarke, Artistic Director and Joint CEO, Arts Catalyst, Sheffield

“This programme has had an enormous effect on our organisation. We see this work as a key part of our Mission Statement - we're interested in what art can do for all kinds of people – and it has made us look at all our structures and procedures to ensure that they work for everyone.

We recognise that we're quite new to this area, so working in partnership with experts like DASH was important to us in being able to make meaningful change.”
John Bloomfield, Curator and Acting Head of Programmes – Wysing Arts Centre

“We are working towards creating changes within the arts sector so people who identify as Deaf or Disabled have a voice within the visual arts."

“This programme is part of the institution's broader approach to put art into action and to connect people through creating a civic museum with creativity at its heart. We aim to change perceptions and behaviours that isolate and alienate people in society.”  Elinor Morgan, MIMA 

“MAC and DASH have enjoyed a long-term partnership, we share similar values and priorities which have led to some terrific co-commissioned projects.

The curatorial programme seemed a perfect fit for us, we were keen to be part of a dynamic consortia of venues that challenged the sector and supported disabled curators over a meaningful period of time so as to embed more successfully the experiences they have learnt.

We want people to take notice of how important diversity is, how powerful it can be."
Deborah Kermode, Artistic Director at MAC