Ann Jones trained as an artist and has had a career involving curating, managing and leading arts organisations. Ann has worked in organsations such as Whitechapel Art Gallery, Camden Arts Centre and before founding ArtProjects and Solutions (APS) in 2000 she was Head of Visual Arts at the Barbican Centre in London where she spent nine years.
Since 2000 Ann has held several Associate roles, as Head of Visual Arts at Visiting Arts (British Council), Creative Director at the National Glass Centre and Arts Consultant to Bacardi Global Brands. Ann has designed and delivered strategic international development programmes for Arts Council England and British Council, developed major projects for national and international organisations, museums and consortia and undertaken research and evaluation studies. In 2007 Ann and Camilla Canellas began working with Art Jameel and the Victoria and Albert Museum on the development and delivery of the now prestigious Jameel Prize.
Ann brings sound strategic oversight, great creative flair along with financial awareness to her work. She is a great team player and has a knack of getting people to work together to achieve ambitious goals. As a Certified Professional Coach and an accredited Action Learning Facilitator you will find Ann imaginative, challenging yet supportive in her coaching.
Camilla Canellas is an arts consultant and writer with over 25 years experience in the cultural sector. She holds an MA in History of Art from the University of Edinburgh and is an Islamic art and architecture specialist.
She joined ArtProjects and Solutions in 2005 and has worked on projects with Qatar Museums; Arts Council England and Art Jameel, She and Ann currently work together for the Victoria and Albert Museum on the Jameel Prize, now developing its sixth edition.
From 1995-2006 Camilla worked for the British Council in London as Deputy Director and then Head of Visual Arts at Visiting Arts. She developed international arts policy and programming; directed a major grants programme and secured new funding partners and opportunities.
In 2006 she left the British Council to become an independent art consultant, relocating from London to Barcelona. She has delivered projects for; Jafre Biennial; ´Keep in Brand´ agency, Barcelona; Bidoun magazine; The British Museum, Tate Britain; The Arts Council England and Sotheby´s, UK.
From 1992 –1995 she worked for The Royal Collection, London; The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Bowerbank, Brett & Lacey Architects; Arts and the Islamic World magazine and the British School of Archaeology, Jerusalem.
She is a natural networker who understands the challenges of working in different cultural and organizational contexts. She is a creative thinker who brings pragmatism and passion to all her work.
Camilla is an elected member of AICA (Association of International Art Critics) and a Fellow of the RSA. She is native English speaker and speaks fluent Spanish.
Trude Gomnæs Ugelstad is our associate in Oslo. Trude first worked with Ann and Camilla in 2004 at Visiting arts when she undertook the research and writing of an extensive directory for Norwegian Arts, published by Visiting Arts. Trude also work for the the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London 2004. Moving back to Oslo, Trude kept in touch, contracting ArtProjects and Solutions for projects in Oslo and London.
Over the last 20 years Trude has held senior management roles at several several national arts institutions in Norway. She has initiated and produced art and design projects in close collaboration with embassies in New York, Paris, Milan, London and Stockholm. Until recently was the Managing Director for DOGA (Design and Architecture Norway). Currently she is working closely with the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and the Arts Council in Norway, advising on developing arts policy. She served at the international and European board of World Crafts Council for six years.
ArtProjects and Solutions has an excellent network of trusted colleagues and will regularly work in collaboration with other freelance associate consultants in order to maximise breadth of skills.