Director and senior staff

Find our more about our director and the senior management team.

Dr Stephen Deuchar

Dr Stephen Deuchar

Director

Stephen Deuchar joined Art Fund in 2010. He oversees all areas of Art Fund's work and leads the development of the programme of support to museums, including major grant giving. The expansion of the programme has been underpinned by an increase income from all sources, including the launch of the National Art Pass in 2011.

Stephen also oversaw a restructuring of the organisation, and a move to new premises at King’s Cross, as well as the expansion of Art Fund Museum of the Year, and the launch of our crowdfunding platform for museums, Art Happens.

Prior to joining Art Fund, Stephen was the first director of Tate Britain (from March 1998 to December 2009), having previously spent 12 years as a curator, then exhibitions director, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Educated at the universities of Southampton, London and Yale, Stephen has a strong interest in contemporary art and is a specialist in 18th-century British art. His publications include Sporting Art in Eighteenth-Century England: A Social and Political History (Yale University Press, 1988). He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, 2010.

Email: sdeuchar@artfund.org

Rachel Mapplebeck

Rachel Mapplebeck

Director of communications

Rachel Mapplebeck is a cultural communications specialist focused on building audiences, brand and profile for arts organisations. She leads the communications team at Art Fund, which inspires everyone to access art and culture, and also drives awareness of our charitable programme nationwide. The team oversees digital, content, media relations, public affairs and Art Quarterly magazine.

She was previously head of communications at the Whitechapel Gallery, where she helped double visitor figures, develop the brand and expand the gallery, and has also led campaigns for the Jerwood Painting Prize, Jerwood Sculpture Prize, the Affordable Art Fair and the Chelsea Art & Antiques Fair. Rachel is a trustee for Gasworks Gallery and Studios, a public arts organisation with a global network.

Email: rmapplebeck@artfund.org

Sarah Philp

Sarah Philp

Director of programmes

Sarah leads the team responsible for managing and developing Art Fund’s grant-giving programmes, which support the museums and galleries sector in the UK through funding new acquisitions, and curatorial and collections development. Since her appointment as head of programmes in 2010 she has been responsible for the overall programmes strategy and the development of many new initiatives, including the Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants programme, the Renew strategic collecting scheme, the Treasure Plus grants programme, the Testing Media project with the Contemporary Art Society, and the UK tour of Jeremy Deller’s English Magic with the British Council.

Previously, Sarah was the senior grants officer at Art Fund, and has worked as a fundraiser for the Charleston Trust and in a voluntary capacity as an advisor to small arts organisations in Brighton. She has a Masters degree in History of Art.

Email: sphilp@artfund.org

Amy Ross

Amy Ross

Director of development

Amy heads up the Art Fund’s development team, which raises funds to support our charitable activities – from major appeals and acquisition funding to special collecting initiatives and curatorial training. The team seeks to engage the support of high-net-worth individuals, grant-making foundations, companies, volunteers and legacy pledgers to enable us to do more to support the public’s enjoyment of great art in museums and galleries.

She joined the Art Fund in 2010 from the Young Vic Theatre. Previously she has worked in development roles at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Zoological Society of London.

Email: aross@artfund.org

Carolyn Young

Carolyn Young

Director of marketing and membership

Carolyn leads Art Fund's marketing and membership team, which plays an important role in driving awareness and raising income, including promoting and developing the National Art Pass.

The team covers branding, design and production, museum-based marketing, supporter communications and fundraising, membership services, commercial partnerships, market research and analysis. Art Fund works with MullenLowe London and MullenLowe Media Hub for creative services and media strategy.

She joined Art Fund in summer 2009 and previously worked at the National Trust, the British Museum, Samaritans and the fundraising agency, Bluefrog.

Email: cyoung@artfund.org

More contacts

Programmes department

General enquiries

Tel: 020 7225 4822

Email: programmes@artfund.org

Eleanor McGrath

Senior programmes manager, acquisitions

Tel: 020 7225 4815

Email: emcgrath@artfund.org

Rachael Browning

Head of Programme Development

Tel: 020 7225 4816

Email: rbrowning@artfund.org

Merrin Kalinowski

Museum marketing relationship manager

Tel: 020 7225 4888

Email: mkalinowski@artfund.org

Charlotte Wood

Senior marketing manager, museums

Tel: 020 7225 4854

Email: cwood@artfund.org

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