Shirley Lundstram is new in post as Head of Programme for Heritage Compass at Cause 4.
From 2017 – 2020 Shirley was the Partnership Director of Leeds Dance Partnership, an organisation which aims to develop Leeds as an international centre of excellence for dance and provide leadership in the north of England for the development of the art form locally, nationally and internationally. As Partnership Director Shirley provided strategic leadership, led the programme and secured financial investment.
She has 20 years’ management experience in Local Government, most recently at Salford City Council developing new and existing cultural partnerships in the city and commissioning museums, libraries, arts and leisure services.
Shirley originally trained in dance and theatre at Bretton Hall College and Trinity Laban. She went on to perform, choreograph and work in movement direction for The Liverpool Everyman, The Belgrade Theatre, Gaby Agis and Dancers, Paula Hampson, Fishpool, Vidal Sassoon, with Igloo on the BAFTA nominated & shortlisted Windows ’98 and more. She has worked as a volunteer Mentor for Arts Council England & Local Government partnership with Business in the Arts North West and long-term unemployed artists through Job Centre Plus. She has also worked as a volunteer Mentor for the Koestler Trust; the leading prison arts charity in the UK. She is an outgoing Trustee of Oldham Coliseum, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a Quality Assessor for Arts Council England.
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