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Sarah Munro
BALTIC Director / Chair, CVAN (Contemporary Visual Arts Network)

Sarah Munro is the Director of BALTIC. Since 2016, she has led a powerful vision, enhancing the organisation’s artistic, social and civic mission, and ensuring that relevance and impact is embedded across the organisation. She has developed a new approach to the programme that responds to the expanded practice of artists across events, performance, residencies, associate artists and research.  

Sarah has curated and produced hundreds of artists projects, from exhibitions to major offsite commissions and festivals. She was a juror for the 2020 Turner Prize and selector of the British Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. Sarah is an external director of the Scottish Parliament’s think tank – Scottish Futures’ Forum, a Board member of Creative Scotland and interim chair of the newly formed Visual Arts Alliance. Sarah also holds a place as a civic co-commissioner for Gateshead Poverty Truth Commission.

Previous to BALTIC, Sarah was Artistic Director of Tramway International Arts Centre and Head of Arts for Glasgow from 2008 to 2015. Before Glasgow, she was Director at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh for over a decade and started her cultural practice at Artlink, Edinburgh, where she was Projects Director and led the communities programming.

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