Grizedale Arts


Who we are

Adam Sutherland

Adam Sutherland became the director of Grizedale arts in 1999 after a career in the arts as artist and organiser. he has overseen the development of the organisation from forest sculpture trail to community arts organisation. Albeit an unusual community arts organisation that hosts residencies, curates public art commissions and works around the world on a range of arts programmes. Adam has a longstanding commitment to helping art and artists become a part of everyday life, a standard expectation to live and work creatively. It's a modest aim.

Tracy Hodgson

Tracy works for both Grizedale and the Coniston Institute and is based at the Grizedale office upstairs in the Coniston Institute. She is responsible for the financial management of the organisations and also co-ordinates the bookings of the Institute. Tracy is a small holder with a wide range of poultry, pigs and cattle and has a particular enthusiasm for Boxer dogs.


Grizedale employs a number of managers, artists and others over the year to help support specific projects. Regulars include Niamh Riordan and Francesca Ulivi & Maria Benjamin


Grizedale Arts is a charitable company set up to further the arts. It is run by a board of trustees and follows a constitution. Copies of the constitution are available on request. Grizedale Arts’ registered charity number is: 1076662.

Members Of The Council

Charlie Gere - Chairman

Bernadette Lynch - Secretary

Richard Greer - Treasurer

Sophie Henderson

Martin Ainscough

Alistair Hudson

Paul Farley

If you wish to contact any of the above please write c/o the office.