The Directors

Julie Norburn

Julie Norburn

Executive Director

BA Hons 1st in Community Arts, PGCE Teaching, Level 2 Special Education Needs, Diploma Art therapy, Level 3 counselling, Mindfulness level 2.

Julie provides exceptional leadership and develops initiatives, unlocks new potential whilst furthering the core company objectives. She has boundless energy, social responsibility and innovative ideas that will take Art4Space to new heights in the coming years and continue to build a long-lasting legacy. 

Prior to Art4Space which she co-founded in 1999, Julie has many years’ experiences working in the sector. Has always fought for social equality and for the rights that everyone must lead a safe and healthy life, filled with opportunities for learning, creativity, and fun. Julie doesn’t preach her values she lives them. 

Life, people, and possibilities deeply inspire her, and is passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together and encouraging others to develop a better understanding and appreciation of the arts. Supporting human skills and creativity she believes has never been more important, especially in a world that’s increasingly relying on technology to support and nurture human connection. Julie is passionate about making art accessible to everyone because she knows the profound and life changing impact of finding ways to express and actively engage in creativity.

Julie has vast teaching experience with children and adults with varied needs and abilities in many community contexts. Trained in counselling, mindfulness and therapeutic work and has extensive experience in funding and consultation. For years she was Stockwell Studios education officer as well as the chief curator for the busy bi-annual shows. She has run several accredited training courses, is an inspirational workshop leader for many festivals across the globe and has worked on international residences including Nek Chand in India, Urban Mosaic intervention projects in Chile and Germany, Cultural Exchange in Africa and Firefly in Bosnia. 

Chosen mediums include mosaic, ceramics, and drawing. Specialised at degree level, mosaic is her real passion, and is an established artist in this field. Trained in Ravenna, Italy, studying ancient application. Julie’s personal work has been showcased in many London exhibitions. Her mosaic commissions before Art4Space include Hitchcock’s Leytonstone tube station mosaics and China Cow on display in Liberty’s before being sold at Sotheby’s.

Contact Julie @ jewels@art4space.co.uk

Non-Executive Directors

The role of the NED has the following key elements:

  • Strategy – should constructively challenge and help develop proposals on strategy.
  • Performance – should scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor the reporting of performance.
  • Risk – should satisfy themselves on the integrity of financial information and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible.
  • People – are responsible for determining appropriate levels of remuneration of executive directors, and have a prime role in appointing, and where necessary removing, executive directors and in succession planning.
Paul Hague

Paul Hague

Non-Executive Director

Voluntary non-executive Director Paul Hague has a BA (Hons); Dip SW; MA (Applied Social Sciences) and has worked for 15 years as a public servant, in both local authority and NHS settings in both front line and managerial roles. Paul was a trustee for Art4Space for more than three years and became a non – executive director in November 2012 when Art4Space became a company Ltd by guarantee. Paul is an active member of the Focus Engagement Group and works alongside the other two directors in the strategic running of Art4Space.

Nina Knight

Nina Knight

Non-Executive Director

Voluntary Non-Executive Director, Nina Knight is our most recently appointed director. She worked for Art4Space part-time as a business development manager for two years and since stepping down has agreed to become our forth director. She is a keen business woman with an entrepreneurial spirit. Nina continues to brings business opportunity and financial advice to Art4Space in her role as Director.

Giselle Corincigh

Giselle Corincigh

Non-Executive Director

Giselle has a background working in adult education, community development, health, third sector and the boardroom. She lived in London for over 23 years and through her role as a parent and governor in a Lambeth School experienced Art4Space first hand.

She is passionate about the expressive arts and how art can be both a therapeutic and an empowering process.  She is very honoured to be appointed as our newest NED and hopes to contribute her experience as both an educationist and a non-executive director.  She hopes to support us in ensuring greater access to our services for everyone that can benefit from the creative arts we provide to the local and wider community.

Contact Giselle @ chair@art4space.co.uk

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