Market Place (Creative People & Places)

Market Place (Creative People & Places)

Market Place will continue its work in Fenland and Forest Heath
Image credit : Alex McElroy. Fire & Flint Brandon.

We are seeking to appoint an Operations & Development Director to provide leadership and management of the strategic priorities and finances of Babylon ARTS and directly manage its Arts Council England funded Market Place programme, reporting to both the Babylon ARTS (ADEC) Board of Trustees and the Market Place Consortium. More details here.

In November we were able to share the good news with you that the Market Place project has received funding to run a second phase of activities up to 2021, and that we have been given approval to extend our current phase to allow us time to celebrate the work being done and to reflect on how the project is developing.  

The Market Place Consortium and Babylon ARTS / ADEC Trustees have used this opportunity to agree a new management structure, responding to the changing needs of the project, for which they are currently recruiting. You can find out more about the job roles here.

Some familiar faces will continue to be involved; these include Kayleigh Boyle (Communications Officer) and John Yarrow (Admin and Finance) and Ali Atkins (who from January will be expanding her Creative Agent role to oversee the development of artistic networks in both Fenland and Forest Heath). Katherine Nightingale will continue as a consortium member and is leading the ‘Word Up’ festival in March next Spring.

The next few months will also see the development and unveiling of the Talkin’ About Our Generation project across both regions, and the Celebration Commission which will see major events happening in Wisbech and Newmarket, with a participation programme across all the towns. In addition there will be an assessment of the needs and priorities of all those that have engaged with Market Place so far, as Forum Members and Development Commission holders; and ensuring that Market Place has a strong local voice in everything it does.

For more details, please contact Nathan Jones, Director of Babylon ARTS (ADEC) at

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