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Our team

A small team with big ideas.

The Lincoln Arts Centre team is mighty, curious and passionate about what we do. Not only can you find out here about us, you can find what we can help you with too, so you know exactly who to go to with any questions.

  • Ben Anderson
    Creative and Executive Director

    Ben joined us in August 2022. Ben's leadership of some of the regions landmark arts companies has grown thriving arts ecologies from the ground-up.

    Ben is responsible for our overall strategic direction. You can speak to him about our artistic policy, talent development initiatives, partnerships and collaborations.

  • Holly Cox
    General Manager

    Holly has been part of the team since 2014 when she joined as Front of House and Café Bar Manager. Holly is University of Lincoln Drama Graduate and holds a Masters in Events Management. Her experience of working in events started as a student working various roles in The Engine Shed and working in Lincoln Arts Centre as an usher. Holly has taken lead roles in the delivery of some of our past outdoor events such as The Luminarium and Pop Out Festival. In 2022 she started her role as General Manager.

    Holly can help you with:
    • Events
    • The Café Bar
    • Hires and use of space
    • Finance queries
    • Building queries

  • Laura Swain
    Sales and Scheduling Manager

    Laura has been working with us since 2017. She joined as our Arts Marketing Intern, then moved into a part-time role of Box Office Coordinator in 2018. Then in 2022 this role became a full time Arts Administrator position, from there Laura undertook a maternity cover position as General Manager. Previously, Laura has volunteered with LOV connecting with venues across Lincolnshire which was an invaluable experience for them!

    Laura can help with:
    • Programming
    • Invoices, general finance and box office queries

  • Steven Chambers
    Stage Manager

    Steve manages and runs the day-to-day activities backstage at Lincoln Arts centre. Working with touring companies, staff, and students to deliver product and performances within the events calendar. Steve started working in theatre in November 1999 at the Theatre Royal Lincoln. He has toured nationally and internationally from 2002 to 2009 and has worked in various Lincolnshire venues since 2009.

    Steve can help you with:
    • Technical enquiries & requirements
    • Technical capabilities of Lincoln Arts Centre

  • Kayleigh Hunt
    Development and Communications Manager

    Kayleigh started their position in January of 2023. They oversee all of our marketing, create press releases, secure funding and more!
    Previous to this, Kayleigh has worked as a producer, most notably for Dorset based Pests Production for their programme This is My Story. They have also worked as a box office manager, production manager and various arts roles throughout London, Lincolnshire and West Sussex.

    Kayleigh can help you with:
    • Marketing
    • Funding applications
    • Audience analysis

  • Tom Marcinek
    Theatre Technician

    Tom has been a full-time member of staff since 2017. He provides technical support for the arts centres professional programme and its in-house projects. He also assists with the delivery of the academic programmes that utilise the Lincoln Arts Centre. Before taking on a full-time position in Lincoln, Tom worked free-lance within the live entertainment industry, mainly touring extensively around the UK with various theatre and music acts.

    Tom can help you with:
    • Any technical enquiries regarding Lincoln Arts Centre
    • Practical advice for making creative ideas a reality

  • Chloe Avery
    Visitor Experience Officer

    Chloe has been working with us since 2018. Originally joining us as a Venue Staff team member. Chloe was one of our Summer Marketing Interns in 2019 and has since moved up the ranks to one of our Team Leader roles. In 2023 Chloe took on a full-time position with us and is now working in her current role as our Visitor Experience Officer. She now looks after all things visitor experience and oversees the day-to-day running of the Front of House team. 

    Chloe can help you with:
    • Everything to do with your visit

  • Jamie Walsh
    Associate Producer

    Jamie is a producer and programmer with ten years’ experience working in theatre and arts venues. He drives Lincoln Arts Centre’s collaborative programming process that draws on expertise from across the University and our industry partners. As part of this, he oversees our Open To Ideas open submission portal, which is suitable for finished pieces of work, in addition to new ideas or works-in-progress. Jamie is always looking to connect with artists across Lincolnshire and beyond.

    Jamie’s previous roles span producing, programming, audience development and marketing at Oldham Coliseum Theatre and The Lowry in Salford.

    Jamie can help you with:
    • Programming enquiries
    • Artist development

  • Adam Perkins
    Project Co-ordinator

    Adam joined the university in 2022 as the EVOLVE Project Coordinator, and now works alongside a talented team of Emerging Music Leaders. EVOLVE is a unique music project that enables young people across Lincolnshire to take centre stage as they develop and perform at their own live music event.

    Adam previously worked with Children's Services as an Early Help Worker and has experience working with young people within schools as a Pastoral Manager, Safeguarding Officer, House Parent for boarding students and as an Assistant SENCO.

    Adam can help you with:
    • The ongoing EVOLVE Music Project.
    • Working with participating young people and schools for creative projects.
    • Artsmark/Arts Award Advise.

  • Mohammad Abuzar
    Digital Marketing Assistant

    Mohammad joined us at the end of September 2023. In his role as a Digital Marketing Assistant, Mohammad collaborates closely with Kayleigh to bring his expertise to our organization.

    Mohammad is an alumnus of the University of Lincoln. Prior to his tenure at the University of Lincoln, he worked as a Google Ads Specialist at Google showcasing his prowess in digital advertising. Moreover, Mohammad has a background in working in different marketing campaigns, and he concurrently manages his own company.

    He can help you with:
    • Marketing
    • Communications
    • Promotions

  • Alexandra Bradbury
    Technical Assistant
  • Burcu Guney Yilmaz
    Researcher in Residence

    Burcu is the Researcher in Residence for the Lincoln Arts Centre and Barbican Creative Hub. Her PhD research explores the role of Higher Education (HE)-based arts providers within cultural ecosystems, highlighting them as unique spaces where teaching, learning, research, and practice converge. She works closely with our team and engages with members of our creative community, including educators, executives, students, and practitioners, to observe and document LAC's journey towards its strategic vision.

    Burcu is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer and educator with a professional background in music and theatre. She specialises in voice as a performer and experiments with interdisciplinary ways of contemporary storytelling. She holds a BA in Economics and a Conservatoire Diploma in Musical Theatre, and she is an alumna of the MA Creative Writing programme at the University of Lincoln.

    She can assist you with:

    - Teaching, learning, and research-related inquiries
    - Collaboration opportunities between HE and the industry

Venue Staff

The friendly faces you'll see in our café or ushering at events.

LSCA Technical Staff

With a wealth of experience in the arts, performing arts and entertainment industry the technical team supports day to day activity of all LSCA, whilst working on delivering performances, projects and facilitating theatre companies at the Lincoln Arts Centre and across the city of Lincoln. The technical team are here to help, so please feel free to get in touch with any questions or queries you may have.