Sam Thorne (Chair)

Sam is a writer and museum director. Since 2016, he has been the Director of Nottingham Contemporary and prior to that, he was artistic director of Tate St Ives. Sam is a contributing editor and columnist at Frieze magazine and has written widely about art, music and literature. In 2013, he co-founded Open School East, a free-to-attend art school in East London. He is also the author of a book about art education, titled School: A Recent History of Self-Organised Art Education, 2017.