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Ms Stella Hall


External Member of Council


Stella Hall, FRSA, is a freelance Festival producer, based in the North East of England, working across all artforms. She co-founded the Green Room, Manchester’s first arts centre, and has worked in a number of high profile roles since, including Director, Warwick Arts Centre,(University of Warwick) Festival Director, Belfast Festival (Queens University Belfast)  Creative Director, NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Festival Director  for the year- long celebration  Preston Guild 2012 for which she received an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Central Lancashire.

In 2014/15 she was one of four inaugural “Canny Creatives” advising the British Council on Arts programme development and international connections in Turkey, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Alongside consultancy and mentoring of young professionals across the UK, she is Festival Director of Festival of Thrift, recently awarded the Observer Ethical Award for Arts and Culture.

She has served on a range of Boards including the National Theatre and LIFT and currently ISIS Arts, Newcastle and Arts Admin, London. She is an assessor for Creative Scotland and was an industry member of the Higher Education Funding Council’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework panel in Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.


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