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 Artist Development Coordinator / Curator 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 organisation’s Artist Development Strategy, working alongside residents and partners to identify and generate opportunities for artists within Primary and across the City. Within the role she coordinates the New Midland Group Development Programme, an 18-month project intended to support both established artists and individuals with an interest in working in contemporary art.

Until September 2020, 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. 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.

Colette is an Associate with the Justice, Arts and Migration Network.