ArtReach appoints first creative director

Published: 10 March 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

“Inspirational leadership”: Lorna Fulton Credit: Colin Davison

Cultural development charity ArtReach has appointed Lorna Fulton, who has produced several high-profile events including the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, to the new post of creative director.

Fulton has more than 25 years’ experience as a programme director and producer curating, developing, leading and delivering programmes and festivals.

Her last post was as co-artistic director of Durham Brass Festival and head of Middlesbrough Town Hall. She was also festival director for SO Festival in Skegness and East Lindsey.

Fulton will guide projects organised by Leicester-based ArtReach including Creative Europe programmes and Accessible Art for All (AAA). AAA forms part of ArtReach’s Liberty UK Festival. In partnership with Explora (Rome), Altonale (Hamburg), Muzeiko (Sofia) and Regional Museum of Skåne (Kristianstad), it will stage a series of exhibitions in which artists transform toilets using their art to share important messages about how we can live in a fairer, more inclusive society.

Fulton said, “it’s an exciting time to join ArtReach. While maintaining the previous ambitious and innovative approach to artistic programming and delivery as well as special creative relationships with key communities, I look forward to developing and implementing an inspirational long-term vision with the support of the creative team.”

David Hill, chair of the ArtReach board of trustees, added, “Lorna will join a creative and highly regarded team and we have no doubt she will provide inspirational leadership.”