Staff Team

CVAN East Midlands Regional Director: Colette Griffin

Colette Griffin is a curator, creative producer, and artist based in Nottingham. Her interests and research centre on commissioning and programming that explores the architecture of our lives, the institutions and expectations that continue to shape everyday experiences, actions, and interactions.

Colette is also Artist Development Coordinator / Curator (part-time) at Primary, an artist-led space in Nottingham that supports creative research through artist studios and residencies, public exhibitions and events. Here she leads on the development and implementation of the organisation’s Artist Development Strategy, working alongside residents and partners to identify and generate opportunities for creatives based at Primary and working across the UK.

From 2020-2022, Colette delivered the New Midland Group Development Programme, an 18-month Arts Council England funded project looking to provide routes into contemporary art and better understand and articulate the value of artist development.

Previously, Colette was Curator at Mansions of the Future, an arts and cultural hub in Lincoln adopting an approach which privileged social, site-specific, and collaborative ways of working. Other previous experience includes working with Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, UK New Artists, and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. In 2019 Colette was selected for CAMPUS, a year-long independent study programme in curatorial, visual and cultural studies, delivered by Nottingham Contemporary.