Dr Errol Francis
Dr Errol Francis is artistic director and CEO of Culture&. Errol studied photography and fine art at Central Saint Martin’s, University of the Arts London. His doctoral research at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London focused on postcolonial artistic responses to museums.
Errol’s background in mental health activism has influenced his arts practice such as his role as head of arts at the Mental Health Foundation and his directing of the Anxiety Arts Festival 2014, Cyborgs 2019 and his work in the curatorial research group PS/Y.
Errol is currently content producer for the Culture Box research project at the University of Exeter which promotes social interaction and public health through the arts in the time of Covid-19 for people living with dementia in care homes. He is visiting lecturer at the University of Greenwich, Goldsmith’s University of London and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Sandra is a museums arts and heritage consultant who loves working with people on interpretation, curatorial research, and participation strategies. Equality Diversity and Inclusion specialist trainer, panel moderator, and speaker. Sandra is a facilitator, coach, and collaborator, empowering emerging creatives and shaping conversations our sector needs. Her work has taken her across the UK, and internationally with organisations, such as, NYC and Concordia Universities, Museum Hue, AAMC, Gentle/Radical, Art Fund, English Heritage, Culture&, London Mayors Office, National Archives, National Trust, Cornwall Museums Partnerships and Black Cultural Archives. Sandra is director for community interest company Museum X, a founder member of Museum Detox and Black British Museum Project.’
Kate was born in Baghdad Iraq and raised in East London, her traditional Arab name is Innam Catherine bint Suhail bin Mohammed bin Salih al-Hashemi.
She trained in Technical Theatre and Stage Management at RADA before studying Arts Admin at Birkbeck College, University of London. Kate then spent over ten successful years as a Stage Manager for the RSC, Unicorn Kids Theatre and in the West End.
Having move into administration Kate worked for English Heritage, Soho Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Stratford East, before undertaking senior management contracts with Colchester Arts Centre, Talawa Theatre Company, Oval House, Daily Life Ltd, Jacksons Lane, Discover Centre for Children, Eastern Angles, Shape East Architectural Centre and Hoxton Hall. Current clients include Culture&, Hans de Krester Associates and tiata fahodzi.
Kate is the proud mother of two amazing young adults and a couple of cats