Phil is a consultant, speaker and researcher, specialising in public engagement. In his time as Director of Engagement and Audiences at Arts Council England, he founded the £80m Creative People and Places programme, which is supporting innovative approaches to creating and sharing art in communities. Phil has also been responsible for commissioning several major national audience development initiatives including: the national Family Arts Campaign; Audience Finder; Culture Hive and Age-Friendly standards for cultural organisations.
What is your favourite artform? Participatory Arts. I like art with a story behind it that I can find a connection to.