David Alston

Arts director at Arts Councilof Wales

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As Arts Director at the Arts Council of Wales, David Alston is responsible for developing and promoting the arts in Wales and in building on Arts Council of Wales' commitment to authority, leadership and excellence. He has more than 25 years experience in managing, leading and creating successful arts organisations.

David was Keeper of Art at the National Museum and Galleries of Wales in Cardiff for four years during the 1990s and was responsible for establishing the Art in Wales Gallery. He later moved to The Lowry at Salford as Galleries Director before becoming its acting Chief Executive.

David has held curatorial and senior management positions in galleries, museum and arts facilities, including Deputy Director of Arts in Sheffield. He has also worked as a freelance arts and cultural consultant.

Company Name: 
Arts Councilof Wales
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Arts Director