We provide expertise across the cultural sector; visual arts, performing arts, design, craft, technology, and creative industries.
Mark Davy founded Futurecity in 2007 (with offices in London and Cambridge) as a culture and placemaking consultancy and a platform for predominantly private sector involvement in culture-driven development of our urban centres. Under his leadership Futurecity has written over 50 cultural and arts strategies for large brownfield developments, regeneration areas and urban projects across the UK.
Lucy joined Futurecity in 2008 and became Managing Director in 2015. She leads the London team of 20 staff in the development and delivery of culture-driven placemaking and regeneration, cultural masterplanning and world-class art commissioning. Lucy has spent over 15 years working in the art and design sector and is proud to head up an organisation with over 80% female staff.
Andy creates and leads a diverse portfolio of culture and placemaking programmes in Cambridge, working closely between clients and the local authorities vision for innovation and growth in the city. He transforms strategic thinking into deliverable programmes of public art commissions and cultural partnerships, building and integrating new communities across the city.
Head of Sydney Office
Belinda is responsible for developing Cultural Placemaking Strategies and programmes. Recent projects in partnership have included White City, New Covent Garden Market and Ram Brewery. Belinda was MD of public art consultancy 'Impact Art' for 10 years specialising in public/private finance and JV construction projects,commissioning over 50 artists.
Head of Arts and Commissioning
Alli manages the delivery of Futurecity's public realm programmes. Alli has over 15 years experience of working with artists, facilitating and managing their studios, exhibitions, projects and events. Most recently, she was the co-Director of Gallery Vela, a contemporary art gallery that specialised in presenting new work of national and international artists both in and out of the gallery space.
Rachael specializes in the curation, delivery and installation of art and design commissions in the public realm, recently delivering the Vertical Shell installation by Tobias Putrih at the South Bank Tower, London. Previously Rachael spent over 6 years working for Damien Hirst’s studio (Science Ltd), managing projects such as The Miraculous Journey, Doha.
Head of Strategy
A member of the prestigious Placemaking Leadership Council, Tim develops our placemaking strategies and research and new business opportunities for the company. Tim is an award-winning cultural entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience as a senior arts director, consultant, producer and lecturer.
Vicki develops and delivers culture and placemaking strategies for Futurecity. She manages major embedded art commissions, meanwhile projects, cultural programmes and brokers cultural partnerships. Vicki delivered a design-led high street project for The Architecture Foundation which received a 2012 Regeneration & Renewal Award and has worked across all art-forms. Previously she spent 15 years as an independent documentary TV producer/director.
Alessandra develops and delivers cultural placemaking strategies for Futurecity’s public realm projects. Alessandra has over 20 years of experience in Project Management in the culture, arts and media industries. Between 2010-2012, with exhibition-maker Judith Clark, she collected, designed and coordinated the delivery and installation of The Simone Handbag Museum in Seoul, South Korea.
Alice is Futurecity’s strategic advisor for craft and design. Prior to this she was a design curator at the British Council, publishing The New English Dandy with Thames & Hudson, and curating a series of international touring exhibitions. As Director Arts & Culture India, she commissioned Tim Supple’s seminal Midsummer Nights Dream, managed 13 staff across the continent and budgets up to 1 million.
Jen works on project delivery and coordinates the exhibitions for the Gallery at Foyles. In 2013, she completed her MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths. She has previously worked with performing arts institutions in the US.
Cara brings her placemaking academic and practice experience to the team, grounding project research and proposals in robust theoretical and practical frameworks. A placemaking author, Cara has worked in the sector for over 15 years, completing her PhD in placemaking in 2016. She is a member of the Placemaking Leadership Council and Academy of Urbanism and continues placemaking research with universities internationally.
David is an experienced producer, cultural leader, writer and trainer with a demonstrable track record in supporting artists, delivering significant arts projects and influencing policy. From 2007 until 2012 he was Joint Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Battersea Arts Centre, a ground-breaking theatre in South London. He currently works independently for a range of clients including Futurecity.
Project Manager, Avenue of the Arts
Alyce manages the development and implementation of the Avenue of the Arts - a keystone initiative for FuturecityMassachusetts. She has delivered and developed viable opportunities for artists to share their work with diverse audiences in Boston and London, helping to raise the cultural profile of both communities. Currently based in Boston, she brings an intercontinental perspective and strong background in project and programme management.
Lead Researcher (on maternity leave)
Karin draws on her anthropological research experience to underpin projects with strong critical analysis and effective evidencing. She ensures Futurecity's thought leadership agenda is underpinned with relevant data and critical thinking. Previously Karin worked in project research roles for acclaimed arts organisation motiroti, Royal Anthropological Institute and Horniman Museum. She earned her Social Anthropology degree at Goldsmith.
Strategy Assistant / Researcher
'Hutch' is the strategy project assistant and researcher. Her recently completed MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths and her experience developing the cultural strategy for an up-and-coming local creative district in rural Missouri, USA helps inform her contributions to Futurecity's cultural strategies.
Senior Project Manager/Curator, Sydney
Sophie Forbat is a leading curator and project manager in Sydney. Working with Kaldor Arts Projects for eight years, Sophie has undertaken a wealth of ambitious art projects across the city including 13 Rooms and Marina Abramovic in residence. She is a strategic thinker bringing fresh ideas and approaches to the development and implementation of Futurecity’s strategies and offers considerable experience in the delivery of complex projects.
Project Manager, Sydney
Christiane Keys-Statham is an art administrator and curator with a strong background in project management. Bringing business and leadership skills, Christiane supports Futurecity across its project development and delivery. Christiane’s experience of working with leading public art studios includes her current role as Studio and Project Manager for Turpin + Crawford Studio.
Associate Strategist, Sydney
Stephanie Bhim is a strategist and researcher specialising in urban development. Working on projects in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, Stephanie brings to Futurecity her experience in service design research, place value propositions, development briefs and workshop facilitation. Working on a number of cultural strategies in London, including the iconic Wembley Park, Stephanie is now collaborating on Futurecity’s Sydney-based projects.
Emily Sullivan is an emerging curator and arts administrator currently undertaking an MA at UNSW Art & Design in Curating and Cultural Leadership. She brings experience in private collection management and gallery curating in both London and Sydney. Emily is the first intern in a new partnership between UNSW Art & Design and Futurecity in which students work with Futurecity on key projects and research as part of their post graduate studies.