Daniel Brine named as our new Festival Director

A headshot of Daniel Brine, Norfolk & Norwich Festival's new Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Brine as our new Festival Director, joining us in January 2018.

Daniel is currently Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge Junction, a venue committed to performance, popular culture and creative learning that is up-and-coming and cutting-edge. Prior to this Daniel was the Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at Performance Space, Australia’s leading organisation for the development and presentation of interdisciplinary works. He has also worked as Associate Director at Live Art Development Agency, the leading development organisation for live art in the UK and as Co-Director of NOW Festival, a celebration of arts and popular culture in Nottingham. He began his career at the Australia Council, the Australian Government’s arts advisory and funding body and has also worked for Arts Council England.

He says: “It's a huge honour to be appointed Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s next Festival Director. I’m looking forward to leading the team to create a festival which the people of Norfolk and Norwich are proud of and enjoy. I live in East England and am committed to bringing great arts to the region. It’s a great privilege to lead a regional flagship event of international standing and I’m keen to work with local arts and cultural partners to continue the festival’s success.”

Our previous Artistic Director, William Galinsky, left in May following a seven year tenure.