Stephen Escritt

Cultural Strategy

Stephen Escritt was a fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme 2004–5 and has worked at the British Museum and the Whitechapel Gallery, where he was Director of Strategic Development. His work at the gallery delivered a successful model partnership between a cultural organisation and its local, national, and private sector partners. Stephen’s academic interest is in the historic relationship between design and society and he is the author of two books on late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century architecture and design, published by Phaidon Press. As a historian of art and architecture Stephen has a particular interest in the visual arts and museums sectors. He also plays an active part in his local community in Hackney, east London where he is a governor of a federation of five primary schools. Stephen is passionate about the ongoing activities of the organisations he has been involved with. He has recently worked with Art on the Underground and Kent Architecture Centre. During 2011 he acted as Interim Director at Free Word in London. Stephen studied History at Cambridge University and the History of Design at the Royal College of Art.