Bluecoat Appoint New Head of Development

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, has appointed Andrew Evans as Head of Development.

An experienced fundraiser, Andrew’s remit includes securing funding from a wide range of sources to ensure that the organisation remains free and accessible for all.

Mary Cloake, chief executive of Bluecoat said: “We’re delighted to welcome Andrew into our team, and look forward to working with him as he introduces supporters old and new to both our vibrant contemporary arts offering and to the city centre’s oldest building.

“His role will be of particular importance over the next 18 months, as we head into Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary year, and enjoy all the celebrations that that will bring.”

Andrew said: “I’m passionate about working with Bluecoat, an independent local charity, as they continue to develop their own distinctive cultural voice.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the incredibly talented team at this artistically vibrant centre in the heart of the city, and am looking forward to helping ensure that Liverpool’s contemporary arts get the resources and facilities they need to thrive. There are some particularly exciting opportunities on offer with our 300th birthday celebrations next year, and we’re actively seeking individuals and companies to get involved.

“The great thing about a local charity like Bluecoat is that our supporters can come in and see what we do, ask us questions, and see exactly how their money is spent to benefit our city.”