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Meet the Team

Everyone plays an important role at Sudbury Arts Centre. Discover more about our operational team.

The team at Sudbury Arts Centre are a dedicated group of individuals passionate about making and embracing difference, and we’re always looking for ways to make a positive impact. Sudbury Arts Centre is proudly operated by The Bridge, a unique, creative social enterprise enabling those living in Sudbury and surrounding areas to live well. We also have a welcoming and friendly team of bar/café staff and back office support team, and work with a talented bank of casual technical experts. 

Alli Burke, Arts Centre Manager, Sudbury Arts Centre | team at sudbury arts

Alli Burke

Arts Centre Manager |

Alli has worked in operational management for twenty years, the last six of which have been developing Sudbury Arts Centre, as a key project team member for the £2.5M project to repair and regenerate this former church of St Peter’s. She also has broad experience in event management, from gigs to spoken word to heritage learning activities and festival management, community engagement and strategic partnership building. Alli is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Clore Social Leadership alumni.

Gemma Garwood, Arts Centre Engagement Officer, Sudbury Arts Centre | team at sudbury arts

Gemma Garwood

Arts Centre Engagement Officer |

Gemma is a multidisciplinary artist and creative facilitator. A collaborative cultural magpie, begging, borrowing and building to create beguiling and locally significant works. She loves meeting people and celebrating their stories and experiences, preferably by making and creating together. 

Dave Jackson, CEO - The Bridge, Sudbury Arts Centre | team at sudbury arts

Dave Jackson

CEO, The Bridge |

Dave has a wealth of experience working with those who have had a difficult start in life. As the Chief Executive Officer at The Bridge, he is passionate about bringing opportunities to marginalised groups in the community. He works closely with the management team at Sudbury Arts Centre in delivering the operational goals.

Volunteering With Us

Crucially, we are supported by a team of invaluable volunteers. We have many varied roles available so please contact us for more information and details on how to join the team at Sudbury Arts.

Volunteering With Us, Sudbury Arts Centre