Ann Jones originally trained as an artist and has had a career curating, managing and leading arts organisations. She founded ArtProjects and Solutions (APS) in 2000 and brings excellent strategic and management skills honed from 30 years experience of working in the visual arts. She an extensive national and international network. Before establishing APS Ann was Head of Visual Arts at the Barbican Centre in London where she worked for nine years.
Since 2000 Ann has held several Associate roles, as Head of Visual Arts at Visiting Arts, Creative Director at the National Glass Centre and Arts Consultant to Bacardi Global Brands. In the last 14 years Ann has designed and delivered major international professional development programmes for Arts Council England and British Council and undertaken organisational development work, research and evaluation studies and developed visual arts projects for museums and national organisations. Since 2007 Ann and Camilla Canellas have worked with the Victoria and Albert Museum on the development and delivery of the international award The Jameel Prize.
Ann is passionate about self-development. She has undergone leadership training, is a Certified Professional Coach and an accredited Action Learning Facilitator. She coaches individuals and teams – as a coach and mentor you will find Ann imaginative, challenging yet supportive.
Ann is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Chair of Take Art www.takeart.org.uk.
Camilla Canellas and Ann have worked closely since 2000. Camilla’s knowledge of the international arts sector comes of twelve years spent with the British Council where she initiated a number of pioneering cultural projects working with artists, curators and diplomats. Her international experience extends to working with corporations, private foundations, public bodies, foreign governments and ministries, MPs and diplomats. Camilla’s background is art history and her specialism is Islamic art and architecture. Over the last fifteen years she has built an excellent knowledge of contemporary art practice across the Middle East and Islamic world and is regularly invited to speak, write and lecture on this subject. Camilla joined ArtProjects and Solutions in 2005 and leads on Middle East projects and specifically ‘The Jameel Prize’ – a major art prize run by the Victoria & Albert Museum. Camilla is an elected member of AICA (Association of International Art Critics) and a Fellow of the RSA. Camilla is based in Barcelona.
ArtProjects and Solutions regularly works with other freelance associate consultants, the choice of associate depends on the needs of the client. Online Associates are Artupdate.