Jacqui Ibbotson


Jacqui is an arts consultant and arts producer.  She has worked for English National Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Bridewell Theatre in London. She was director of Camberwell Arts Festival and an independent producer before moving to Oxford in 2006 to join Oxfordshire's cultural development agency as Head of Culture until 2016. Jacqui now manages the 'Coventry Great Place Project' for Coventry City of Culture in the build up to the city becoming UK City of Culture in 2021.


For Coventry City of Culture Jacqui is responsible for coordinating a number of high quality artistic and research projects similar to her role in Oxford where she additionally provided advice and support to Oxfordshire’s 70 professional arts and festival organizations and coordinated countywide programmes.  These included Oxfordshire 2007 celebrating 1000 years of the county, the Thames Valley's Cultural Olympiad project, Tree of Light in 2012 and Shakespeare Oxford 2016.

Jacqui has produced plays and musicals for theatre tours, outdoor events and processions, heritage and literary projects.  She has organised cultural forums, symposia and platform events to support the ambitions of cultural organisations and advocate for culture in society.  She has also initiated creative learning projects in schools, brokering relationships with artists and arts organisations and running specially devised creative workshops to tackle specific issues.

Her current project in Coventry is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England and involves developing research and performance projects with local and national cultural organisations with the aim to put arts and heritage at the centre of the place making vision for Coventry.

e: jacqui.ibbotson7@gmail.com

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