Kim Evans has extensive experience as a creative practitioner and leader in the cultural sector. She began her career as a documentary filmmaker on The South Bank Show, and then at the BBC where she won a BAFTA for her film Angela Carter’s Curious Room. She went on to become Head of Music & Arts at the BBC and then Executive Director of Arts at Arts Council England where she developed a particular interest in interdisciplinary practice.
Kim now works with artists and cultural organisations that work across the borders between the arts, science, criminal justice and health. As well as being a trustee at Arts Catalyst, she is Chair of Clean Break, the women’s theatre company that works with leading playwrights and women in prison or at risk of offending, and a Trustee at the National Portrait Gallery. She works with a wide range of individuals and cultural organisations as a mentor and advisor. In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for her services to the arts.
“The first Arts Catalyst event I went to was the Artists’ Airshow in 2004. I will never forget the sight of all those people gathered at the deserted research facility in Farnborough. Families on a day out, artists and scientists, all gathered in the abandoned wind tunnel, feeling the vibrations of a ghostly Spitfire, while outside people cheered as an unmanned surveillance plane took off on the pot-holed runway.”
Kim Evans, 2016