Funding for the Arts was hosted on Wednesday 28 October 2015 at Central Saint Martins, UAL.
Althea Efunshile, Deputy Chief Executive – Arts Council England
Althea Efunshile was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the Arts Council in 2012, after joining the Arts Council in January 2007 as Chief Operating Officer. Althea has responsibility for operational delivery and corporate planning & governance across the organisation, as well as for developing and implementing the national Arts Council Investment Strategy. She also holds the Arts Council brief for children and young people.
Althea spent six years from 2000 to 2006 as a senior civil servant in various director level roles in the Department for Education and Skills. Prior to this, the greater part of Althea’s career was in local government. From 1996 to 2001 she was a chief officer with the London Borough of Lewisham, first as Director of Education and Community Services, and then as Executive Director for Education and Culture. She had previously worked in London Borough of Merton as Assistant Director for Education, in London Borough of Harrow as Education Officer (Youth Services), and in Buckinghamshire County Council as an Area Youth Officer. She has also worked in the voluntary sector as the head of a Community Education Centre in Westminster.
Althea started her career as a secondary school teacher in the London Borough of Brent.
Othello De’Souza Hartley, Academic, Photographer & Visual Artist
Othello De’Souza-Hartley is a London-based visual artist working with photography and film. Inspired by the mood and psychological themes of classical painting, his unique approach to composition, light and gaze combines to unveil the inner workings of his subject.
The artist has received commissions from a range of institutions including the National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has had solo shows at the Camden Arts Centre and The Underground Gallery, and featured in group shows at the Gasworks Gallery and the APT gallery London.
De’Souza-Hartley was awarded an MA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Art and previously studied photography at Central St Martins. In 2011, the artist received an Arts Award from the University of Arts London.