Andrew Dixon

Position: Director, Culture, Creativity, Place

Andrew Dixon offers advice on culture, creativity and place to local authorities, cultural projects and regeneration agencies. 

He led Hull’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid, advised Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid and also worked on Leeds’ European Capital of Culture 2023 bid. 

Other clients include Planning Institute Australia, Bradford City Council, UNESCO City Media Arts, Milton Keynes Council and Evora in Portugal.  

Previous roles include the first Chief Executive of Creative Scotland, CEO of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, CEO of Northern Arts, where he led the implementation of a £250 Million capital strategy for arts facilities. He was formerly Executive Director of Arts Council England.  

He is a visiting Professor to Coventry and Warwick Universities.