Selection panels

Below is the selection panel for the 2018 awards and commissions. This will be updated soon with the 2019 selection panel.


Each panel includes at least five independent representatives to ensure a wide and unbiased perspective from different parts of the arts industry and it’s from this group that the chair for each panel is selected. All panels are disability led and all members of Unlimited, Shape Arts and Artsadmin have no voting rights – they are there to clarify criteria, provide context and fulfil communication/administration roles.


Main Commissions panel 2018 (selecting the Research and Development Awards):

  • Louise Sutton /Simon Jutton (Arts Council England)
  • Jenny Stoves (Arts Council of Wales)
  • Maggie Hampton (representing Arts Council of Wales)
  • Carole McFadden (British Council)
  • Saphia Bishop (Wellcome Trust)
  • Tamsin Ace (Southbank Centre)
  • Tim Nunn (Tramway)
  • Rose Lejeune (independent curator)
  • Kim Simpson (independent producer)
  • Richard Butchins (independent artist)
  • Cathy Mager (independent curator and producer)
  • Nolan Stevens (Unlimited International Placement)
  • Jo Verrent (Unlimited)
  • Jeff Rowlings (Shape Arts)
  • Gill Lloyd (Artsadmin)
  • Chair: Ruth Gould (DadaFest)

Emerging Awards panel 2018
 (selecting emerging artists for the Create and the Participate strand):

  • Paul Bonham (Arts Council England)
  • Debbie Lye (Spirit of 2012)
  • Kendall Robbins (British Council)
  • Louisa Pestell (Southbank Centre)
  • Jo Walmsley (Tramway)
  • Damien Robinson (independent artist)
  • Armindokht Shooshtari (New Art Exchange)
  • Niamh White (independent curator)
  • Donald Hutera (independent journalist)
  • Jo Verrent (Unlimited)
  • David Hevey (Shape Arts)
  • Becky Dann (Unlimited trainee, Shape Arts)
  • James Zatka-Haas (representing Artsadmin)
  • Chair: Aidan Moesby (independent artist)


Read about our previous selection panels

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