Sarah Macnee

Sarah is part-time Executive Director for Crying Out Loud, a company that produces, commissions and champions visual theatre including contemporary circus for audiences of all ages. Alongside this, she continues to do project work on a freelance basis.

She began by working for ten years on the finance side of the arts and media industry: commercial film, music business, theatre and advertising.

A desire for new stimulus led to an MA in European Cultural Policy, and ten years working for NDPBs, first Arts Council England and then NESTA. She worked in different roles: project assessment, management, monitoring and evaluation. Her final role at NESTA was Learning Director.

She went freelance in 2005 and continued to work in assessment, mentoring, business planning, management, research and evaluation, working for a wide range of organisations including Film London, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the South Bank Centre, Cape Farewell, Spitalfields Music, and Brighton University.