Our team and partners

We are a new independent social enterprise and our team is led by a steering group with arts, studio provision, property and finance expertise. Our work is currently supported by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

Founding partners

Mayor of London

Mayor of London

Arts Council England

Arts Council England

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Outset Contemporary Art Fund

Outset Contemporary Art Fund

Team

Yves Blais

Yves Blais

Project Director

A project manager for Outset and its Studiomakers initiative since inception, a private-public partnership which focuses on the protection of affordable workspace. He has 10 years experience working as a curator across public and commercial galleries around the UK.

Sufiya Patel

Sufiya Patel

Studio providers lead

Operations Manager with 13 years’ experience in charity and education. Specialises in collaborative working and engagement to develop systems that work. 5 years of experience leading and managing creative workspaces with expertise in lettings, fundraising, property management and operations.

Phil Tulba

Phil Tulba

Social enterprise lead

A specialist in asset-based community development with 18 years experience in business and strategic planning, financial modelling and impact measurement and training. Previously Head of Services for Locality a national network of land-trusts and community organisations.

Sara Turnbull

Sara Turnbull

Interim Chief Executive

A specialist in charities and social enterprise with over 15 years experience delivering sustainable communities. Sara’s experience includes 7 years focussed on workspace provision and 5 years in events and theatre. Sara currently chairs the Mayor of London’s Workspace Providers Board.

Steering Committee

Nicolette Cavaleros

Nicolette Cavaleros

Trustee, Outset Contemporary Art Fund
Naomi Dines

Naomi Dines

Artist & lecturer, Self employed
Kirsten Dunne

Kirsten Dunne

Senior Manager, Cultural Infrastructure and Public Realm, Greater London Authority
Candida Gertler OBE

Candida Gertler OBE

Co-founder, Outset Contemporary Art Fund
Tony Gibbon

Tony Gibbon

Founding Partner, BH2 Real Estate
Pru Robey

Pru Robey

Senior Fellow, Artscape
Francis Runacres

Francis Runacres

Executive Director, Arts Council England
Nicola Saunders

Nicola Saunders

Director, Business Improvement & Innovation, Arts Council England