We provide expertise across the cultural sector; visual arts, performing arts, design, craft, technology, and creative industries.

Mark Davy

Mark Davy founded Futurecity in 2007 (with offices in London and Cambridge) as a culture and placemaking consultancy and a platform for predominantly private sector involvement in culture-driven development of our urban centres. Under his leadership Futurecity has written over 50 cultural and arts strategies for large brownfield developments, regeneration areas and urban projects across the UK.

Colin Ledwith

Colin leads on governance and funding frameworks which reimagine creative public space for Futurecity’s clients. Formerly a curator for the British Council, Colin developed international touring exhibitions with artists including Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst and Mark Wallinger. He was appointed Curator of the British Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale of Art in 2003, featuring the work of artist Chris Ofili and architect David Adjaye.

Lucy Tyler


Lucy is responsible for overseeing the creative development and delivery of Futurecity’s art commissioning and cultural partnership programme. She brings together Clients, project design teams and leading contemporary artists as diverse as Lucy Harrison, Random International, David Thorpe and Alison Turnbull to achieve original and inventive placemaking. She establishes partnerships between major corporate clients and cultural institutions.

Andy Robinson

Director, Head of Cambridge Office

Andy creates and leads a diverse portfolio of culture and placemaking programmes in Cambridge, working closely between clients and the local authorities vision for innovation and growth in the city. He transforms strategic thinking into deliverable programmes of public art commissions and cultural partnerships, building and integrating new communities across the city.

Belinda Holden

Executive Project Manager

Belinda is responsible for developing Cultural Placemaking Strategies and programmes. Recent projects in partnership have included White City, New Covent Garden Market and Ram Brewery. Belinda was MD of public art consultancy ‘Impact Art’ for 10 years specialising in public/private finance and JV construction projects,commissioning over 50 artists.

Alli Beddoes

Senior Project Manager

Alli manages the delivery of Futurecity’s public realm programmes. Alli has over 15 years experience of working with artists, facilitating and managing their studios, exhibitions, projects and events. Most recently, she was the co-Director of Gallery Vela, a contemporary art gallery that specialised in presenting new work of national and international artists both in and out of the gallery space.

Sarah Carrington

Curator & Project Manager

Sarah develops cultural strategies and their delivery as public realm programmes, and art & design commissions. For Carnaby Echoes, she developed a pioneering audio walking tour with Lucy Harrison. As an independent curator & Project Manager she Co-Directed B+B with Sophie Hope & worked with the Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern & Matt’s Gallery. In 2013 she launched an award-winning art & interactive design strategy for the Royal London Hospital.

Alice Cicolini-Strazzeri

Specialist Advisor

Alice is Futurecity’s strategic advisor for craft and design. Prior to this she was a design curator at the British Council, publishing The New English Dandy with Thames & Hudson, and curating a series of international touring exhibitions. As Director Arts & Culture India, she commissioned Tim Supple’s seminal Midsummer Nights Dream, managed 13 staff across the continent and budgets up to 1 million.

Nicky Petto

Project Manager

Nicky works across Futurecity’s cultural placemaking strategies and their delivery as public realm programmes. She researches and develops key new aspects of Futurecity’s strategies, and manages the delivery of embedded art in the public realm commissions, including festivals, events and meanwhile projects.

Vicki Young

Project Manager

Vicki develops and delivers culture and placemaking strategies for Futurecity. She manages major embedded art commissions, meanwhile projects, cultural programmes and brokers cultural partnerships. Vicki delivered a design-led high street project for The Architecture Foundation which received a 2012 Regeneration & Renewal Award and has worked across all art-forms. Previously she spent 15 years as an independent documentary TV producer/director.

Niamh Sullivan

Project Manager

Niamh works on the development and delivery of Futurecity’s public realm projects. Niamh has over ten years of experience of working in both the public sector and commercial galleries. She was Assistant Curator for two editions of the Folkestone Triennial, the largest exhibition of newly commissioned public art in the UK, where she project managed over 20 public art commissions.

Alessandra Grignaschi

Project Manager

Alessandra develops and delivers cultural placemaking strategies for Futurecity’s public realm projects. Alessandra has over 20 years of experience in Project Management in the culture, arts and media industries. Between 2010-2012, with exhibition-maker Judith Clark, she collected, designed and coordinated the delivery and installation of The Simone Handbag Museum in Seoul, South Korea.

Tim Jones

Project Consultant

Tim develops placemaking strategies for some of our major clients, referencing his expertise as a Creative Producer and senior Executive with over 25 years’ experience connecting culture, creative business modelling, community development and the digital realm. He’s an award winning creative tech entrepreneur, designs and facilitates innovation workshops and is a qualified performance coach.

Jess Rolls

Project Curator & Manager

Jess contributes to the curation and management of Futurecity’s Cambridge portfolio. Previously, Jess worked for Arnolfini and Bristol City Council on the Primary Capital Programme, a series of artist commissions for Bristol schools (Building Schools For the Future Programme). As an Assistant Curator at Arnolfini, Jess managed multi-partnership projects and major offsite programmes, such as Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden.

Jen Barnes

Project Assistant

Jen assists across project delivery and is also responsible for overseeing Futurecity’s social media and web presence. She currently coordinates the exhibitions for the Gallery at Foyles. In 2013, she completed her MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths. She has previously worked with performing arts institutions in the US.

Susie Olczak

Project Assistant

Susie assists across a diverse range of culture and placemaking project delivery in Cambridge. Susie is a graduate in Sculpture from the Glasgow School of Art and a practicing artist who works part time for Futurecity. She recently led a project for Futurecity which involved a collaboration between Cambridge University and Hills Road sixth form college.


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