Doreen Foster has been announced as the next Director of Warwick Arts Centre. She is currently Deputy Director of the Black Cultural Archives and, before that, Chief Executive of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham.
After an established career in arts administration, Alan Rivett started at Warwick Arts Centre as Deputy Director in 1990, becoming Director in 2001. In his 17 years as Director, Warwick Arts Centre has brought internally renowned artists to the Coventry venue, collaborated with the arts sector regionally, nationally and internationally and overseen refurbishments and building developments of the region’s largest arts centre.
Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded £4.2m in National Lottery funding from Arts Council England towards its 20:20 capital project.
By October 2020 Warwick Arts Centre will be a redeveloped cultural and creative centre for the region in which to continue the organisation’s distinctive, creative, artistic and cultural programme; a key regional venue that will be at the forefront of Coventry’s year as City of Culture 2021.
Setting crisps on fire, making spinach glow, and detonating hundreds of ping pong balls were just some of the experiments the children attending Warwick’s Christmas lectures were treated to this year.
The University of Warwick has been awarded £250,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation to support the expansion and upgrade of the Warwick Arts Centre, as part of its 20:20 project.