Jenny Waldman

Director, Art Fund

Jenny Waldman was appointed Director of 14-18 NOW, the UK's official First World War Centenary Cultural Programme, in July 2013. This 5-year programme is commissioning new art-works from UK and international artists, reflecting on WW1 and the period 1914-18.
Jenny was Creative Producer of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, where she led a team of producers responsible for delivering over 600 projects and partnerships across the UK involving 1,270 venues and including 160 world and UK premieres. From 1999-2011 Jenny was Public Programmes Consultant to Somerset House Trust, opening the iconic central London building and its outdoor spaces to the public and creating a successful outdoor programme of concerts, films, London's first open-air ice rink, as well commissioning site-specific theatre and visual art installations.
Jenny has commissioned large-scale performing arts events for Tate Modern and Tate Britain and was for five years Director of Arts Centre Programmes at the Southbank Centre, the UK's largest arts centre, where she was responsible for programming across festivals, dance, literature, outdoors and performance.
As a senior arts management consultant her clients included the National Theatre, Young Vic, Punchdrunk, Manchester International Festival, Roundhouse, Film4 and Tate. She is an Associate of the Cultural Institute at Kings College London and a Trustee Punchdrunk theatre company.