Chris Wainwright (Head of College, CCW) in conversation with Venu Dhupa


Venu Dhupa and Chris Wainwright will discuss the role and responsibility of thematic enquiry within the art school – in relation to a broader field of policy, curating and commissioning.

Venu Dhupa is a Patron of the Asha Foundation and Minorities of Europe. She lead the development of a new Creative Innovation Unit at the South Bank Centre, and has held the posts of Director of Arts and Creativity for the British Council, Fellowship Director at NESTA, Chief Executive at the Nottingham Playhouse and Producer (Mobile Touring) at the Royal National Theatre.

In 1999 she was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the East Midlands Cultural Consortium by the Secretary of State at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, a role she held until 2002. She has been awarded the prestigious Asian Woman of Achievement Award for her contribution to the Arts and Culture.

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