Annie Menter – Festival Director
Annie is an independent creative producer, a curator of Taste the World, WOMAD and a director of Arts and Society. Previously a director of The WOMAD Foundation, a registered charity and the educational arm of WOMAD, her responsibilities included the strategic development of the Foundation, artist residencies, and devising and delivering innovative music and arts programmes for adults and young people. She has worked internationally in partnership with government institutions and universities and research projects have taken her to West Africa, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Early in her career she studied textiles specialising in the textiles of Southern Nigeria, curating a touring exhibition with an associated educational programme. She has lectured in ‘Art in Social Context’ at UWE, was a founder member of Vizibility and is a Fellow of the RSA.