Art Space Portsmouth currently has a board of Directors / Trustees of the charity who are responsible for the overall management, strategic direction and financial welfare of the organisation. The number of trustees can be increased to eleven and they can be voted in by the Art Space membership for two rotations of 3 years each (6 years in total).
Art Space is proactively seeking new board members who can contribute to the development of the organisation and who can offer skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Current Board Members:
ACTING TREASURER: Rob Neale - Communities Co-ordinator, PCC ARTIST LIAISON: Jan Williams - Artist ARTIST LIAISON: Andrew McConnach - Artist Lea Guzzo - Cultural Officer
CHAIR: Steve Fisher - CIBAS / Creative Industries Business Advisory Service
Steve Fisher is an Advisor with Cibas based at the University of Portsmouth. Cibas provides free creative business advice and access to training and networking opportunities for artists, designers, writers, performers and creative and cultural entrepreneurs. Steve has spent the past 10 years working in the arts on local, regional and national projects. A Visual Artist and Musician, Steve is currently working on a number of collaborative and solo projects.
VICE CHAIR: Jeannie Driver - Artist
Jeannie Driver has been a member of Art Space since 2007 and a joined the ASP board in 2010. Since graduating in 1999 Jeannie has worked as lead artist, arts development worker, consultant and project manager. She has worked for local government on residencies, commissions and consultancy. Her experience includes fund raising, evaluation, consultation and project management.
Jan set up The Caravan Gallery, a gallery in a caravan and visual arts organisation, with Chris Teasdale in 2000 in response to an Art Space and PCC commission to celebrate the new millennium. She has been an active member of ASP since completing her Fine Art degree in Portsmouth and has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally with The Caravan Gallery and as an individual artist. Jan has experience of initiating and delivering creative projects in the public realm from small scale community events to exhibitions in prestigious art venues.
Lea Guzzo works as Cultural Officer for two local authorities whilst working freelance as an Arts Manager. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Arts Management at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her research focuses on European Cultural Policies and the facilitator’s role in artists/scientists collaborations. Previously Lea studied Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins.
ACTING TREASURER: Rob Neale - Communities Co-ordinator, PCC
ARTIST LIAISON: Jan Williams - Artist
ARTIST LIAISON: Andrew McConnach - Artist
Lea Guzzo - Cultural Officer