Gavin Barlow has been Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Albany for the last fourteen years, overseeing its transformation into a significant London arts venue and successful social enterprise.
The Albany has a strong focus on working with local communities; it has 26 resident organisations, and is the home and a lead partner for two national campaigns: Fun Palaces and the Family Arts Campaign. It has recently taken over responsibility for two award-winning new buildings – the Deptford Lounge, a new cultural and community space in Deptford with a library; and Canada Water Culture Space, with a new 150-seat theatre, library, and learning spaces.
Gavin is Co-Chair/founder of the Future Arts Centres network, with a membership of more than 90 arts centres across the UK. He was formerly Executive Director at Contact Manchester, Executive Producer of ATC (Actors Touring Company), and founder Director of the Queer Up North Festival, Europe’s leading LGBT arts festival in the 1990s.
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