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David Gilbert

Freelance Curator / Producer / Educator

I have developed and delivered exhibitions, programmes and projects in the visual arts, working for organisations and freelance in galleries, in public spaces, in a site-responsive manner and within heritage sites and festivals.

I have also led organisations of varying sizes and kinds - some like Creative Partnerships working across sectors, and others like The Art House having buildings and studio space, with artist development at the core of their purpose.

I have raised substantial funding throughout my professional career to support organisations and projects, from ACE through RFO/NPO, Capital and G4A Lottery funding, Trusts and Foundations, and sponsorship from private sector companies. Above all I am passionate about creating opportunities for artists. That is the primary reason why I do what I do, and what has motivated me for the last 20 years.

My recent work includes: working as Freelance Strategic Programme Producer for Artcore Gallery in Derby; D-LAB, an online commissioning project for Derbyshire; working as Freelance Development Manager with Primary studios in Nottingham; and as Freelance Programme Producer for The Art House in Wakefield. I frequently work with artists to develop, fund and produce their projects, and I have recently been working with artists Kate Genever, Tony Wade and Jason Wilsher-Mills. I am also an Associate Lecturer at Leeds Arts University teaching on the MA Curation Practices.