A project initiated by

Andrea Stark

Foundation for Future London


Andrea Stark is the inaugural Director of the Foundation for FutureLondon,
the organisation established to support the development of a new cultural and educational district at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

Prior to this, she led the partnership responsible for a national centre of excellence for creative industries at High House Production Park in Thurrock.The fourteen acre campus of purpose built creative industries workspace, specialist industry training and education facilities is shared with the Royal Opera House, Creative and Cultural Skills and Acme Studios. During her tenure Andrea worked with local councils to advance a strategic role for culture and became the Creative Industries Champion for both South Local Enterprise Partnership and Essex Employment and Skills Board.

A member of the National Executive Board of Arts Council England, Andrea first arrived in the East of England to take up the post of Chief Executive of Eastern Arts Board, where she devised a highly successful investment strategy that generated over £125 million for a series of world class arts centres.

As arts chief for Dundee City Council and the City of Sunderland, she led major regeneration programmes to position the creative industries as a driver of local economic growth.

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