Dar Al-Hekma University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
On 18 Oct 2017, Sarah Munro, Director of the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art will give a key note talk at Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah at 17:00.
Sarah will explore the following themes in her talk:
- Developing a career in the arts, what does it take?
- Leadership in the cultural sector
- The role of cultural organisations in shaping communities
- Learning life skills through contemporary art
- How can contemporary art spaces work with universities and schools?
About the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Situated on the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.
BALTIC’s mission is to create exceptional access to important and innovative contemporary art in a unique setting, that encourages and enables learning and transformational thinking.
About Sarah Munro
Sarah Munro gained an MA (Hons) in Politics and Philosophy from University of Dundee and holds a PG Diploma from City University, London.
She was appointed as Director of BALTIC in August 2015.
Munro has over 20 years’ experience of cultural leadership following a distinguished career in Scotland as both Artistic Director of Tramway and Head of Arts for the city of Glasgow.
Munro was Head of Arts for Glasgow Life from 2012-2015, where she had responsibility for a portfolio that included: Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Gallery of Modern Art’s temporary exhibitions programme and the Merchant City Festival. She also led a team of arts producers that worked across some of the most disadvantaged communities in Glasgow.
As Head of Arts, Munro was instrumental in the initiation and co-production of ‘Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland’. This major series of exhibitions in 2014 was shown at over 60 venues celebrating a generation of internationally renowned artists that have emerged from Scotland in the last 25 years.