Steven Hadley

Associate Consultant

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Dr Steven Hadley is an arts manager, writer and lecturer whose work has taken him around the world to deliver consultancy and training for the cultural sector.

Steven has over 20 years arts marketing and management experience in both the visual and performing arts, most recently as Chief Executive of Audiences NI, the audience development agency for Northern Ireland. He has experience of working with a wide range of arts organisations, funders, local authorities and government departments and recently sat on the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) Ministerial Arts Advisory Forum working to develop a new ten-year strategy for the arts.

Alongside writing for Arts Professional, The Stage, The Conversation and the Journal of Arts Marketing, Steven has delivered training and keynotes at conferences in Spain, Norway, Sweden, Ireland and the Czech Republic. He works with a wide range of clients on both a short-term and ongoing basis in an arts management and consultancy capacity and has most recently been engaged on a long-term contract with NI Opera.

Steven holds an MA, MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. For the past five years he has been lecturer and Module Convenor for Audience Engagement on the MA in Arts Management at Queen’s. Steven was awarded a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast for his research on audience development and the ideological function of democracy in English cultural policy.

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