Arts Catalyst is delighted to announce the appointment of Fabienne Nicholas as the new Chair of Arts Catalyst's Board of Trustees.
She takes over the role from outgoing Chair Elizabeth Lynch who has been a Trustee on Arts Catalyst's Board for twenty years, ten of which she has been the Chair. She will continue to serve as a Trustee on the Board.
Fabienne said "This is an exciting time to be joining an organisation that I have long admired for its pioneering models of creative collaboration and for its foresight in tackling some of the biggest issues facing our world today. As we enter a new phase in its development I look forward to working with the fantastic team at Arts Catalyst to forge new directions."
She is currently Head of Consultancy for the Contemporary Art Society, where she directs a portfolio of art commissions, corporate art collections and curatorial initiatives. Prior to this she was Project Director for Future City, working on public art commissions and high-profile cultural regeneration projects in London.
In 2017, she was invited by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to become one of 50 Mayor’s Design Advocates, advising the GLA’s various agencies to ensure that London’s growth is socially and economically inclusive, as well as environmentally sustainable.
Based in Australia until 2003, Fabienne was previously Executive Director of Experimenta, Australia’s leading media arts agency. During her time with the organisation she was instrumental in setting up the Experimenta Biennale and a regional and international touring exhibition programme. Fabienne is currently a trustee of Forma Productions in London. In 2007 Fabienne was nominated as Art Advisor of the Year in the Spears Wealth Management Annual Awards.