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Creative Torbay / News / Tue 25 Feb 2014

Dartington appoints Bill Gee as Artistic Director

Dartington appoints Bill Gee as Artistic Director

Dartington is delighted to announce Bill Gee as its new year-round Artistic Director.
Bill is an independent arts producer who has worked in a diversity of roles, art forms and contexts over the past 25 years.

He has a national and international profile as a creative producer and artistic director delivering great art experiences for large diverse audiences, and developing artists practice. Bill is an influential strategist particularly in advancing the role of arts in outdoor and public realm contexts.

Bill’s role is to develop and shape a new artistic vision for Dartington that builds on its current strengths, including the Dartington International Summer School, and speaks to Dartington’s new focus on creative and resilient communities.

He takes up the part-time role with immediate effect alongside delivering his third and final IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, as Creative Director, and continuing as co-Artistic Director of Inside Out Dorset.

Vaughan Lindsay, CEO of Dartington said: “We are hugely excited that Bill will be leading the arts at Dartington, complemented by our existing team with specialisms including music, performance, and craft.

“He brings a wealth of experience and ideas, great regional expertise and an approach that is based on collaborative partnerships with the community and other arts organisations. We can’t wait for him to start.”

Bill Gee said: “I am enormously pleased to have the role of Artistic Director for Dartington.

“Working with the arts team, potential creative associates and partners both existing and new, we will continue the Dartington commitment to experimentation and creating ways of the arts engaging with how we live today and in the future.”

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