The York Culture Awards 2017 judging panel will be announced soon.
Thank you to our York Culture Awards 2016 judging panel.
Further information on the 2016 judging panel is as follows:
Eight key people representing the diversity of York’s arts and culture scene make up our judging panel. On 14 October they met to shortlist finalists and choose overall winners for each award category.
Winners were announced at the York Culture Awards Ceremony on 1 December 2016. A list of the winners is available on the home page.
Judging panel members:
Professor Chris Bailey (Chair of Judging Panel)
Chris lives in York, and is married with two grown up daughters. His career in art and design higher education began in the 1970s and included senior management roles at Northumbria and Leeds Metropolitan, now Beckett, Universities. He is now Emeritus Professor at the latter and Visiting Professor in the Business School at York St. John University.
Dr Fiona Thompson
Dean, Faculty of Arts, York St John University
I came to work in HE over twenty years ago when I combined a successful career as a television programme-maker with lecturing in Television Production and Theology (my academic subject). I have over fifteen years’ experience as a senior academic manager and I also maintain my involvement with television as vice-chair of the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Centre. I actively campaign for equality and diversity and am chair of the York St John LGBT Staff Network.
Gill Greaves, Arts Council
Gill is based in York and has worked in the cultural sector – in museums, creative industry and in arts and health – for more than 25 years. She currently supports the work of the Art and Design Team at York Hospital, and is the Relationship Manager for the Arts Council supporting the development of museums and galleries across the Yorkshire and Humberside area.
Owner/ Director or Creative Learning Partnerships
Colin has been a champion for cultural engagement throughout his career. He initially worked as head of an arts faculty within a secondary school before moving on to be Arts Education Consultant for City of York Council. He is the owner/director of Creative Learning Partnerships and delivers training for artists and teachers, lectures within several universities, offers consultancy services for cultural organisations as well as delivering regional projects for children and young people.
Chief Operating Officer, Hiscox
As Chief Operating Officer for Hiscox UK, I make sure that our business provides great service across the country. I live in York and look after our amazing new office here which is a pleasure as we have a great new team. Most of my career has been in international roles leading change in USA, Europe and Asia and founding two companies. My passion is moral and ethical leadership - a much under-rated skill. For fun, I love a challenge so I climb mountains and am open to any slightly crazy thing that comes my way.
Professor of Film and Literature, The University of York
Judith Buchanan is Professor of Film and Literature and Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York. She speaks and writes widely both on Shakespearean performance histories and on silent cinema. She is the author of, among other things, Shakespeare’s Late Plays (2001), Shakespeare on Film (2005) and Shakespeare on Silent Film: An Excellent Dumb Discourse (2009) and the editor of The Writer on Film: Screening Literary Authorship (2013). She is Director of Silents Now, bringinging silent films to contemporary audiences. Twitter: @jrbyork
Group Marketing Director, Benenden
Lawrence is Group Marketing Director at Benenden, the York-based health and wellbeing provider. He has over 18 years of marketing experience across multiple sectors. Previous roles include Head of Media Relations at the British Library and earlier roles at Help the Aged, the Home Office, Grayling Public Relations and Safeway.
Charles Hutchinson, York Press
Charles Hutchinson has worked at The Press (formerly The Yorkshire Evening Press and The Evening Press) longer than The Press building in Walmgate lasted, having joined in Autumn 1988. He is the arts editor and also a general feature writer, focusing on theatre, music, art, museums, comedy and film. He contributes a weekly arts slot on Adam Tomlinson and Anna Wallace’s show on BBC Radio York on Thursday afternoons, as well as reviewing the papers on Georgey Spanswick’s morning show every few weeks.
Away from York, he is a parish councillor and church warden in Markington and an hotel director in Ripon; gives talks and hosts question and answer sessions; and is a devotee of all things Leeds United, Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.