The Arts Development Team, supports the activities of the Guernsey Arts Commission. The team’s work is focused on accessibility, new ways of engaging with the audience, developing opportunities for self-expression, and bringing a wide range of arts to all parts of the community.
Our Community Arts Development Manager, whose post has been sponsored by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for the Channel Islands from 2009 to 2011, is specifically charged with taking the arts out of their usual venues and into the community and promoting the philosophy that the arts are for all.
About us – Arts Development Team
Venue for the arts
The Arts Development team is also responsible for delivering the programme for the greenhouse, the GAC’s exhibition and project space.
Arts Development Office Location and opening hours
The Arts Development Office is situated in the Guernsey Information Centre, North Esplanade, St Peter Port. Office opening hours are Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
Contact the Arts Development team with any questions you may have.
Joanna Littlejohns – Head of Arts Development
Joanna relished the chance of developing the first Arts Strategy for Guernsey when she was appointed Arts Development Officer, within the Culture & Leisure Department, in 2005. This newly created role drew not only from her work at the Royal Academy and the Museum of Modern Art (New York) but, more specifically from her work as a freelance art curator and the deliverer of festivals in three continents, during several decades. Over the last four years Joanna has set up and directs the greenhouse project space, and her team has grown to three and is augmented by placements working on specific projects. In 2007, it was decided to create a Guernsey Arts Commission and Joanna was instrumental in setting this up and writing its mandate. Joanna is also the Chair of the Conference sub-committee who in 2010 delivered the combined 6th International Small Island Cultures Conference and 2nd Art & Islands Conference. Joanna has an MA in Arts & Cultural Management, is an International Member of the Association of Art Critics and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Lottie Barnes – Community Arts Development Manager