Judith Knight MBE, Founder and Co-director, Artsadmin

Judith Knight is the founder and co-director of Artsadmin.   She worked in theatres in Hull, Glasgow and London before setting up Artsadmin in 1979.  Over the last 38 years, the organisation has supported and produced the work of contemporary artists and companies working across all artistic disciplines.  Artsadmin has developed its base at Toynbee Studios in East London into a centre for the creation and development of new work, with rehearsal spaces, free advisory service, bursary scheme, education programme, residencies, showcases, workshops and performances.  Together with Shape, Artsadmin runs Unlimited – a three year programme of commissions of work by disabled artists.    Judith has produced numerous projects nationally and internationally, many of which have been site-specific pieces in locations all over the world.  She works with the Imagine 2020 European Network producing artists’ projects about climate change, including Artsadmin’s Two Degrees Festival and associated projects including commissions with LIFT of Michael Pinsky’s Plunge (2012), Amy Sharrocks’ Museum of Water (2014) and Clare Patey’s Empathy Museum (2016). She is currently working in collaboration with Julie’s Bicycle and Battersea Arts Centre to bring about the national ‘Season for Change’ of artistic work focusing on the environment in 2018. She was awarded an MBE in 2007, and in 2009 was made Officier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.



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