Sue Ball

Sue Ball is Executive Chair of Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN). Sue is a cultural producer who works in the context of social and spatial design, and is Director of the creative regeneration practice Media and Arts Partnership (MAAP). She operates in the gaps between sectors and disciplines to generate new professional learning and interdisciplinary design processes for urban space.

Current practice is focused on the way our cities are made and lived in. Sue is leading the Arts & Heritage in Public Space programme with digital residencies for Derby Museum’s transformative Museum of Making opening in 2020; supporting not-for-profit organisations taking ownership of a heritage building south of Manchester; and initiating Limehouse Social in London with artists’ and traders monthly market.

She has commissioned notable international artists in the fields of public practice and sound, and co-produced city festivals including Situation Leeds 2005 and Expo Leeds 2009 with national agency Sound and Music. Sue was Artistic Director of Pavilion Media Arts from 1996-2000.

Awareness of pressing societal issues - climate change/climate justice and re- calibrating for a no-growth economy - drive Sue’s new projects and collaborative research.


Adrian Friedli

Executive Programme Director, Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN).

Adrian came to Yorkshire in 1981 to study fine art in Leeds, and has subsequently lived, and worked in the cultural sector in Yorkshire as an artist, in academia, as an independent producer, and as a Director in regional and national arts development agencies.

As a creative consultant, Adrian was Programme Lead for Hull’s successful bid to be UK City of Culture in 2017, and independent Chair of Warrington Cultural Commission in 2018. Adrian is a Non-Executive Director of Bloc Projects, Forced Entertainment, The Tetley and Third Angel.

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