NN boasts a dedicated board with members responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation as well as being advocates for NN and lending their specialist skills for NN’s staff to draw upon.
Paul Greco is an artist and printmaker who has exhibited nationally and was a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the School of the Arts at The University of Northampton until retiring in 2013. He was actively involved in the Open Spaces, Open Places project, organising the temporary installation of work by local artists in a variety of locations within Northampton. His research explores the relationship between traditional and digital technologies and the link between graphic language and the development of contemporary visual systems and environments.
Tom Higginson is a chartered town planner, working for Network Rail, where he is Director of Planning. He is particularly interested in the role that the creative and culture sectors play in delivering high quality and successful town centre regeneration initiatives through the provision of places and spaces. He is a passionate advocate of the visual arts.
John Nicholls is Managing Partner of Arts Quarter LLP, a management consultancy which relocated from London to Northampton in 2016 and which works across the wider creative industries throughout the UK and overseas supporting organisations to enhance their resilience. John has served on the boards of arts organisations for over 20 years and held two chairmanships prior to joining the Board of NN.
Andy Hewitt is an artist and academic teaching practice and theory at University of Northampton. He is founding co-editor ofArt and the Public Sphere Journal, a cross-disciplinary journal that combines the study of art, politics and geography. Andy is an artist and from 2004 worked collaboratively with Dave Beech and Mel Jordan as the Freee Art Collective. He currently works with Jordan as the Partizan Social Club. In his participatory artworks he devises strategies to occupy the public sphere as a site of contestation, social transformation and agency.
Tina Smith is an independent arts consultant with an extensive background of work at Arts Council England where she was a Regional Partnerships Officer for over a decade as well as a Senior Strategy Officer. As a consultant she has worked for clients including Creative Leicestershire, Northamptonshire County Council, Corby Borough Council on projects including Cultural Olympiad projects. She has done valuable work on audience development and has offered advice and support on many aspects of work at Fishmarket and now at NN.