Chatsworth House Trust is pleased to announce that Beki Bateson has been appointed as the new Director of Art Out Loud, Chatsworth’s festival of arts based talks and workshops which take place each year in September at Chatsworth.

Beki will assume responsibility for the festival, continuing to build its influence in the art world and its audience reach. Beki joins Chatsworth from LIFT (the London International Festival of Theatre) where she has been Executive Director & Joint CEO for the last nine years. Prior to LIFT, Beki was CEO at the Greenbelt Arts Festival for nine years. Beki’s experience in leading festivals in the world of arts, her strong leadership skills, and her vision to work with partners and stakeholders, will strengthen the festival’s place as an integral part of Chatsworth’s arts programme.

Chatsworth’s Chief Operating Officer, Ted Cadogan commented: “We are delighted to have recruited such an outstanding candidate as our new Director, and we look forward to the significant contribution that Beki will make to Chatsworth and Art Out Loud, and establishing the event in the arts world calendar.”

Beki Bateson, the new Director of Art Out Loud commented: “Chatsworth has a fantastic history and collection of art, and is surrounded by some of the UK’s best galleries and art institutions. I’m delighted to lead a festival that brings world class artists and speakers to this beautiful part of the country to inspire audiences and animate the exhibitions and house.”

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