Marilyn Scott MBE (Chair)

Marilyn is the Director of the Lightbox in Woking, which won the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award 2008. Marilyn has worked in national museums, at both the V&A and Science Museum and for The National Trust. She is also currently a Trustee of Brooklands Museum and Weald and Downland Museum and a Council member for AIM. She is also currently a Trustee of Brooklands Museum and Weald and Downland Museum and a Council member for AIM. Marilyn also has international experience and works as a consultant for The British Council advising museums and galleries on business models and staff development.

Cheryl Butler

Cheryl formerly worked in the Cultural Sector supporting arts & artist development, heritage and visitor economy. Have experience in fundraising, marketing, research, managing capital projects, running buildings, & tourist guiding.

Sarah Filmer

Sarah is an artist, living and working in Southampton. She is an associate lecturer in fine art at Southampton Solent University, with interests in collaborative and group working, and career development of artists. Active in the local arts community, founder of unit11studios, a studio holder in Tower House, and having devised, raised funding for, and run a multi-artist residency in GHT, Sarah has ongoing association with Southampton’s artists and ‘a space’ arts.

Zoe Grant

Zoe is the Director of Volunteering for a national children’s charity. She has extensive knowledge of volunteer engagement, management and voluntary sector issues. Having been a Southampton resident all her life, she is excited to work with ‘a space’, and to help build the artistic community and support emerging talent in the city.

Vicki Orba

Vicki has a background in youth and community work in and around Southampton, and is familiar with voluntary sector issues. She has a strong interest in the arts and is keen to find ways to ensure that local artists initiatives are as inclusive as possible.

Annie Reilly

Annie works for the National Trust, overseeing Heritage Open Days, the UK’s largest festival of History and Culture. She was previously producer at Nuffield Southampton Theatres and began her career as an actress in theatres across the US. Having lived in Southampton for several years, she’s thrilled to be working with ‘a space’ at such an exciting time for the organisation and the city.