Culture East Sussex board
The CES board works together to deliver the vision and mission of CES and ensure that the cultural sector creates opportunities and possibilities for everyone. They do this by managing the CES Culture Priority Pipeline, discussing topics of relevance and interest, and advocating for the sector.
How the board is chosen
Depending on the category, individual places are either:
- chosen by an open competition
- proposed by certain organisations in consultation with the nominations committee, or
Board members serve for a three-year term and can be re-elected every three years. On appointment, all board members will receive an induction pack and will be required to complete a declarations of interest and protected characteristics form.
Appointments will be advertised online, and more information can be requested from the team.
Who is on the board?
The CES Board is made-up of up to 35 members. This includes representatives of cultural organisations, independent artists and freelancers, representatives from East Sussex County Council, Eastbourne and Lewes, Hastings, Rother and Wealden District and Borough Councils, Team East Sussex, the education and public health sectors as well as co-opted members to improve representation of people with protected characteristics under the Equalities Act, and other national or county bodies that support culture in East Sussex.
Current CES members are listed below. Please note members that are listed together hold a shared membership.
Rupert Clubb, East Sussex County Council (Chair)
Ami Bouhassane and Andrew Penrose, Farley's House and Gallery
Ben Hook and Melanie Powell, Rother District Council
Dawn Badland, Applause Rural Touring
Diane Lewis, Sussex Police
Graham Peters, Team East Sussex
James Adler, Ashdown Forest
Jayne Tyler and John McPherson, Arts Council England
Jenny Williams, Take the Space
Joe Hill, Towner Eastbourne
Kate Adams and Helen Charlton, Project Artworks
Laura McDermott, The Attenborough Centre
Leanne O'Boyle, Sussex Archaeological Society
Liz Gilmore, Hastings Contemporary
Mark Hendriks, East Sussex County Council
Michaela Ross, Independent Artist
Nathaniel Hepburn, Charleston
Peter Chivers, Brighton Dome
Robert Cottril, Eastbourne Borough Council
Sally Lampitt, Hastings Fat Tuesday
Steph Fuller, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Stewart Drew, De La Warr Pavilion
Teresa Salami-Oru and Darrell Gale, East Sussex County Council Public Health
Trevor Beattie and Anooshka Rawden, South Downs National Park Association
Victoria Conheady and Kevin Boorman, Hastings Borough Council
Applications to join the board will open in Autumn 2023.