Susan Leask installing textiles on site commission, 2000, Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds



2014 - Editor, engage Journal - the international of visual art and gallery education
2014 - ARMA 2014, 2015, 2016: evaluator for the annual Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award artist's residency and commission.
2013 ArtWorks: commissioned to write working papers for programme of research into and support for artists working in participatory settings, intitiated and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
2013 ARMA 2013: evaluator for the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award artist's residency and commission at mima, Middlesbrough (artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva)
2012 Seamless: commissioned by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art to develop proposal for exhibition / series of public commissions and participatory projects
2012 engage: research into potential partnerships and collaboration
2010-11 turbinegeneration: research and scoping, Tate Modern, engage, Arts Council England
2008 - Research project re studio practice and non-formal artist professional development with artists Rod Bugg and Polly Binns
2004-11 enquire Programme Director. National programme of projects with children and young people, researching the learning benefits of engaging with contemporary art, artists and galleries. Managed by engage, funded by DCMS, DfE and Arts Council England
2004 - Visiting lecturer Norwich University College of the Arts, Anglia Ruskin University, University of Hertfordshire, Goldsmiths College
1985 - 93

Freelance curator and consultant: clients included Cornerhouse, Manchester; Artic Producers Publishing Company; Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Crafts Council



1993 - 05 Director, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery
1979 - 85 Craft Officer and Cumbria Officer, Northern Arts (regional funding and arts development agency for the North of England).
1976 - 78 Artist in Residence and Exhibitions Assistant, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell


2000 - 3 Member, Steering Committee, visual arts professional development scheme (VAMBS)
2000 - 2 Board member, Jazz East
2001 - 4 Member, Cathedral Council, representing culture and leisure, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
2000 - 3 Member, National Touring Programme Advisory Committee, Visual Arts, Arts Council England
1991 - 93 Member, Lewisham 2000 Art Commissioning Group
1986 - 88 Member, Exhibitions Committee, Crafts Council
1981 - 85 Secretary to the national crafts officers group, Council for Regional Arts Associations
2011 M.A. Fine Art, Norwich University College for the Arts
1978 Postgraduate diploma in Arts Management, City University, London
1975 B.A. Hons, Textile Design/Art History, Leeds University