Gordon Seabright has been appointed chief executive at the Creative Land Trust.
This comes after he spent five years leading the Eden Project in Cornwall. He has also held roles at the Royal Horticultural Society, English Heritage and Waterstones.
Creative Land Trust is a charity that aims to address the loss of London’s creative workspace. It is seeking to secure 1,000 affordable workspaces for artists in perpetuity. Its immediate area of focus is London.
Given the uncertainties facing many in the sector, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Creative Land Trust is determined to deliver on this vital need and continue to support creatives.
Justine Simons OBE, deputy mayor for culture and the creative industries, said: “The mayor and I helped to develop the Creative Land Trust to protect vital affordable workspaces in the capital, and just a year later it’s role is more important than ever as artists struggle with the impact of the coronavirus. At this challenging time, Gordon’s experience will be a real boost to the work of the trust. I look forward to working alongside him to provide valuable support to our creative sector now and in the future.”
Seabright commented: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to lead the Creative Land Trust. Art has the power to transform, and not just the lives of individuals, but the economic and cultural vibrancy of our city and the communities who live here. We have a clear mission to provide lasting access to studio space for London’s artists, a fantastic group of trustees and great support from our launch funders.”
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