About Us

 

Cubitt is an artist-led co-operative built on a belief in the value of art and artists in society. Cubitt enables contemporary visual arts practice to thrive as a critical, peer-led activity. This is achieved through the provision of co-operatively run studios in central London and unique development opportunities for curators interwoven with curatorial and artistic programmes, driven by an engagement with learning, participation and the social possibilities for art.

We aim:

To provide the conditions in which excellence in the visual arts can emerge and thrive
To test models of curating and arts education
To take risks and challenge public and professional perceptions of what constitutes contemporary visual culture
To critically and practically foreground the role and responsibilities of curatorial practice
To stimulate and encourage high-quality critical debate in the contemporary art press
To empower excluded groups and individuals through high quality practice-led engagement

Our objectives are:

To provide an independent exhibitions and events space which establishes a vibrant environment for creative practice and dialogue
To develop mutually enriching partnerships with similar organisations regionally, nationally and internationally
To profile emerging artists in a productive and critical context, commissioning new work where possible
To provide a platform and development/learning opportunity for curators at the start of their careers
To support young and emerging artists through affordable studio space
To provide arts-based skills training, enriching events and activities in partnership with schools and community centres
To provide training for artists to develop their skills and experience in participatory and educational settings

Board of Trustees

Jenny Daly, Head of Campaign, Family Arts Campaign
Peter Kanning (Co-chair), Manager, Group Strategy, HSBC
Gerald Kidd (Secretary), Partner, Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors
Kirsty Ogg (Co-chair), Director, New Contemporaries
Ben Roberts, Founder and Director, Artists’ Research Centre
Kaila Simmonds, Management Accountant
Marijke Steedman, Independent curator and consultant

Former Trustees

Sanna Moore; Will Morgan; Dr. Richard Sykes; Dr. Howard Hollands; Judy Adam; Valerian Freyburg; Ann Gallagher; Bruce Greenhalgh; Jo Healy; Alnoor Mitha; Adrian Nelson; Charlotte Nourse; Ingrid Swenson; Sigrid Wilkinson; Angela Waite.

 

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Staff

Lydia Ashman, Education Programme Manager: Schools and Young People
Esther Collins, Education Programme Manager: Elders and Community
Hayley Harrison, Education Finance Assistant
Kadeem Oak, Programme Assistant
Louise Shelley, Curatorial Fellow 2018-19
Jo Sweeney, Studio Manager
Lizzy Whirrity, Gallery Manager

Staff Alumni

Dimity Nicholls; Rena Strati; Georgina Corrie; James Hatton; Fabio Altamura; Amanda Wayne; Daniel Baker; Eleanor Shipman; Karen Raingold; Jenny Richards; Teresa Drace-Francis; Joyce Cronin; Bettina Brunner; Judith Carlton; Charlotte Nourse; Daniel Wallis; Deirdre Kelly.

Intern Alumni

Angel Mews (2001 – present): Bianca Beneduci Assad, Nicky Payne, Alkisti Efthymiou, Annachiara Cavicchi, Vija Skangale, Emily Purser, Taneesha Ahmed, Olivier Castel, Sarah Cooper, Marina Doritis, Jack Hardwick, Jeanine Hofland, Natasha Hoare, Jessica O’Farrell, Lea O’Loughlin, Laura Maclean, Fiona Parry, Hannah Patching, Chelsea Zaharczuk, Clemmie Power, Bryony Hussey, Anneka Bhosle

Caledonia Street (1994 – 1999): Tasha Amini, Carolina Grau, Emily Pethick

 

All vacancies are advertised on our Opportunities page. We are unable to accept unsolicited job applications or CVs