Kate Squires – Künstlerin, Art Educator

Kate Squires is a practicing artist and has worked with contemporary art and education for over ten years. She is currently living in Berlin and working as an arts consultant for UK and Berlin arts organisations. Until 2008 she worked as Head of Education and Public Programmes at Camden Arts Centre [link to www.camdenartscentre.org], London where she led a team responsible for the talks and events, international artists residencies; youth, community and schools projects and adult and children’s courses. Before this she was Curator of Community Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery, where she worked closely with the diverse local community to develop a strategic programme of creative collaborations. There she contributed to the development of the Whitechapel Extension. As Education Coordinator at the Chisenhale Gallery, she managed a training programme for artists to work with schools for young people and children with disabilities and special education needs. She has developed the public programmes for Deptford X and Stoke Newington Festivals, worked as an artist and educator with schools, adult education, youth and community centres in the UK- in 1997 she gained funding from the first National Lottery Awards to develop a large scale sculpture area in Bestwood Country Park alongside collaborative youth projects, attracting national media attention. She has lectured in colleges and universities and at conferences both in the UK and internationally.