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Adriana Marques

Head of Cultural Strategy for Thamesmead


Adriana Marques
Experienced curator and leader in the arts, with specialist knowledge of culture led regeneration and known for delivering challenging projects. Currently leading an ambitious and long term cultural plan for Thamesmead as London’s new town with Peabody. This includes London’s first Cultural Infrastructure Plan for Thamesmead; new creative workspaces, such as the Lakeside Centre run by Bow Arts; community-led and international festivals; a community radio station and archive, and the recent £1m award of Creative People and Places funding from Arts Council England. Previously known for embedding arts and culture into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before and after the London 2012 Games; writing "Open Space", an advocacy publication for Arts Council England on best practice public art in London; running the contemporary art programme at the Austrian Cultural Forum for 7 years; and creating Lido Love, a night-time festival at London Fields Lido which ran for three years.

Currently an RSA Fellow, member of the Old Oak and Park Royal Place Review Panel; Expert Assessor for the NLA Awards 2020; curatorial board member for Rise Art; and Trustee of Arbyte Gallery and Studios. Also part of University of the Arts Professional Mentorship Programme supporting undergraduate art students. 

NLA Awards Expert Assessor for Experiencing Culture Category

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