17 August 2020
About Stella Kanu
Stella Kanu is currently Executive Director at LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) previously, as Executive Producer at Ovalhouse she spent 4 years overseeing a comprehensive artistic, organisational and community-led transition as Ovalhouse constructed London’s newest purpose built £15m theatre in Brixton.
Stella has worked in the theatre and cultural sector for over 27 years shaping ideas, events, people and organisations for great shifts. Working in the UK, US and Australia including Soundwave Cumbria where she was CEO, Cardboard Citizens, Harlem Stage, Bernie Grant Arts Centre and Clean Break Theatre, as well as arts, and regeneration directorates at numerous local and city councils. She created The Pivotal Place to coach and mentor emerging, mid-career and established leaders across multiple sectors, and is a long-term leadership mentor on Engage’s UK wide Leadership Programme, Extend. Stella is a former Powerbrokers International Leadership Fellow (Cultural Leadership Programme, 2008), she is a sought-after speaker, strategic brain and trainer on topics including Diversity in Theatre, Inspired leadership, Artivism and women & power. She has served on boards including Creative Margate and New Writing South.
More Digital Farm 2020 highlights
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- François Matarasso, Artist, Writer and Researcher | Watch François’ talk from Digital Farm 2020 (captioned)