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Ben Anderson

Ben is an arts professional with specialisms in talent and organisational development, live performance programming, grant fundraising and communications.

He is currently Creative & Executive Director of Lincoln Arts Centre. Owned by the University of Lincoln, Lincoln Arts Centre is the home to the next generation of artists and artistic ideas.

Previously Executive Director of Warts and All, Creative Producer of flagship professional creative and business development programme In Good Company, and independent arts producer.

Over the last 6 years, his leadership of some of Midland’s landmark arts companies has grown thriving arts ecologies from the ground up. Building and managing strategic and diverse partnerships has been a key theme of his work.

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The Vital Spark behind everything we do

We believe that all children should be able to experience arts and culture, and that they should be able to see themselves represented in these experiences. This is not yet the case for every child and we’re committed to changing that.

Our response is Vital Spark, and it's at the heart of everything we do. Vital Spark is about challenging and changing the lack of diversity in children’s arts and culture; it’s about diverse-led artistic decision making; it’s about not being afraid to stand up for what’s right.

We do this by supporting artists who are currently underrepresented in children’s arts and culture. We also work with partner organisations to create world-class opportunities for these artists and share best practice.