New Director joins Exeter Culture

Exeter Culture is delighted to announce that Dom Jinks has been appointed as its new Director. Stepping into the role in January 2019, Dom will lead the project team as it continues in its aims to support and enrich the city’s cultural ecology. This includes the delivery of Exeter’s first place-based cultural strategy.

Dom is an arts professional with over 20 years’ experience, a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a member of The National Institute of Fundraisers. He has founded his own theatre company, held a range of roles at Arts Council England, chaired Exeter Cultural Partnership (Exeter Culture’s former name) and is currently Executive Director for Plymouth Culture. This role involves supporting and shaping the cultural plan for Plymouth and enabling the city to become an international cultural city. Recently, Dom has secured Plymouth Culture as a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and supported Plymouth to receive a 39% increase in national core funding from Arts Council England, the largest uplift of any city in England. Plymouth has gone through significant cultural development during his time in Plymouth from redeveloped cultural buildings, international programmes, the growth of new organisations and the introduction of new large-scale festivals.

Dom said of his new appointment: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as the Director of Exeter Culture. Exeter is where my family and I live and where I graduated. I look forward to increasing opportunities for culture to thrive in the city. Exeter already has so many strengths and we will build upon these, using my experience, with Exeter Culture helping to make the city a place where great arts and culture are available to everyone.”

Nikki Sved, Chair of Exeter Culture, said: “I'm delighted to be welcoming Dom Jinks as the new Director. Dom brings with him a great wealth of experience from his time at Plymouth Culture and has an in-depth understanding of our city and its cultural community. I'm very much looking forward to working with him.”

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