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Anthony Baker is a passionate advocate for the arts and its powerful role in transforming people and communities through inspiring and aspirational activities. He joined Barnsley Civic in September 2021 and has secured additional funding from the local authority, trusts and foundations and an Arts Council England capital grant to refresh and renew the existing used section of the building, which includes delivering an artist creation space, spaces for artists and community groups to operate from/ in and a new look and feel for visitors. Anthony has worked in the arts for over 20 years, prior to Barnsley Civic as Executive Director and CEO at Freedom Festival, an ambitious and important year-round arts deliverer and major festival producer in Hull, also he spent almost 10 years at Dance City, transforming the organisation to one of great success in its dance programming, its Further and Higher dance education delivery and its community dance class delivery. Alongside this he supported many local and regional dance artists to make and tour their work nationally and internationally.
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