Ben Anderson Appointed Creative and Executive Director at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

30 June 2022

A new Creative and Executive Director will be joining the team at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) later this Summer.

A new Creative and Executive Director will be joining the team at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) later this Summer.

Ben Anderson will be taking the lead at LPAC at a transformative moment for the organisation, following a significant strategic review by the University of Lincoln, UK.

Under his leadership LPAC will enter a new period that will see it become a thriving cultural asset, production and research hub.

Ben’s experience leading some of the region’s landmark arts companies has seen him grow thriving arts ecologies from the ground-up, establishing him as an organisational change-maker.

Ben has previously led flagship professional, creative and business development programme for theatre makers in the region, ‘In Good Company’ and most recently ‘Warts and All Theatre’ as their Executive Director.

Ben Anderson said: “This is a dream come true and an honour to create a vision which centres innovation, talent development and creative symbiosis between researchers, artists and the public, that truly recognises what a fantastic asset this arts centre is for the region.

“Every time I’ve visited LPAC I’ve been inspired by the tenacious work of the academic staff at the University to create the next generation of artists.

“I can’t wait to get started and swing open the doors – creators, makers and thinkers come make Lincoln your home!”

Dr. Karen Savage, Head of Arts, Culture and Heritage for the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ben to the team at the University and we are excited about the future of the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre under his leadership. The LPAC is a wonderful space facilitated by a great team who are passionate about the role of the Arts and engagement with our wider communities.

“At the University of Lincoln we recognise how impactful the arts are on all of our lives, and we are committed to investing in all of our cultural assets so that we can continue to provide an essential service to all of our people.”

The University of Lincoln, UK, has recently furthered its commitment to Arts and Humanities, and the valuable role it can play in boosting the region’s economy.

This has included the creation of The Barbican Creative Hub in Lincoln, which will provide a much-needed workspace for creatives when it is completed in 2023.

Throughout May, June and July the University of Lincoln, UK, has also been the driving force of the 2022 Festival of Creativity, which has seen many creative and artistic events taking place at the University’s Brayford Campus and has welcomed thousands of visitors.