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Our Organisation

Yorkshire Artspace is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, run by a team of seven members of staff and governed by a Board of three Directors.

The Society is a membership organisation owned by its members and all Board meetings are open for members to attend.


Anyone can be a member of Yorkshire Artspace: you must be a member to take on a studio, but the majority of services are open to non-members.

The Society aims to have a 50:50 balance of fine artists and craftspeople as studio holders. Visit the Artists pages to find out more about those based at Yorkshire Artspace.


From 1 April 2019 our our chair is Dorrien Peters, partner at Irwin Mitchell. Our board is completed by Ceris Morris, Deputy Director (Acting) of Campagins & Alumni Relations at the University of Sheffield, and Makerversity founder Tom Tobia.


We have 7 members of staff; Director Georgina Kettlewell is joining us in April 2020, and will lead on organisational development; Operations Manager Stuart Wright, who manages all our premises plus the finances with support from Office Manager Anita Lloyd; Programme Manager Rachael Dodd (part time) who develops and manages the Programme; Jane Elliot (part time) who is responsible for Communications and Programme Administration (currently on maternity leave); Tyler Mellins, our Digital Marketing Assistant and Front of House at Exchange Place Studios; and Penny Ashmore our Creative Apprentice helping with front of house at Persistence Works Studios and business administration.