Kate Gilman Brundrett is an artist, visual arts producer and adviser.
She graduated from Camberwell Arts College in 1998 specialising in graphics and sculpture before working for a number of years at The Independent newspaper as a Graphic Artist and then Graphics Editor at The Independent on Sunday. Kate completed an MA in Art’s Management at City University and helped set up AREA10 project space in Peckham with artists Dimitri Launder, Emily Druif and Anila Ladwa, before returning to Cumbria in 2002.
In 2004 Kate founded The Cumbria Network – a hub and developmental space for artists across the region. She also co-founded FRED with Steve Messam, a countywide site specific art festival, and curated a number of art spaces including Greystones Gallery, Inside Out at Bluebell, and an Arts&Business award winning experimental season at The Village Bakery in collaboration with Lowood Arts.
In 2006 Kate was invited to 11 Downing St to input on the nation’s Creative Industries and since has consulted on numerous strategies and regeneration projects including Lowther Castle and Gardens. She organised Why Public Art? and Art & the Built Environment symposiums with Art Gene and developed the Fly Eric series with Celia Cross and LAN working with Art Gene, Castlefield and Storey Galleries.
During 2007/8 Kate worked with small businesses, creative entrepreneurs and start ups through Voluntary Action Cumbria (now ACT) and A4E Enterprise. As a SFEDI qualified adviser she works on a freelance basis advising business start-ups in the creative sector.
Whilst 2009 saw a return to practice based work, the meeting points between art practice and business continued to be a point of interest, a dialogue that was extended through her role as Jobs&Opp Editor for a-n: The Artists Information Company.
Kate has since assisted Eden Arts in Project Manager and Marketing roles and continued to work freelance as illustrator and designer, most recently working on a publication for Natural England, and for Cumbria Museums Consortium on a post map campaign.