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Meet Paul Steele

CEO / Creative Director

As the CEO and Creative Director, I develop and implement the long-term vision as well as provide artistic leadership for Art Reach. I also ensure the Business Plan, operations, finance, festivals and programmes are delivered effectively.

Before joining Art Reach I was the Director of Partnerships and Community at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival and the Managing Director of Junction Arts in Chesterfield. I have over twenty years of senior management experience in the cultural, digital and charity sectors and whilst at Junction Arts I developed the vision and reach from an ultra-local community arts charity to an internationally recognised culturally significant organisation.

I’m passionate about cultural democracy and how the arts can transform people’s lives and bring communities together.