Andrea Francis

Cultural Development Manager, BCP Council and Director Bournemouth Arts by the Sea festival

Andrea is Cultural Development Manager for BCP Council and the Director of the Arts by the Sea festival. Her role involves elements of strategy and policy making, funding bids and grant distribution, partnership management, placemaking projects and public art, community participation and event directorship.

Originally from Kent, Andrea studied Classics at Reading University, worked in London for several years and then found her way into the cultural industries as Business Manager at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone. She moved to Bournemouth in 2016 and is delighted to call it home, enjoying the cultural offer and outdoor lifestyle the area presents.