Who we are

Alan Dix

Alan Dix is the Artistic Director of 509 Arts and has worked in the cultural sector since the 1980s, following a successful career in education. Associate Director of Major Road Theatre Company for 11 years, he founded 509 Arts in 1991, and was Director of the Greenwich Millennium Festival from 1998.  Alan is the Chair of Hull Truck Theatre company and a board member of Leeds Playhouse.

We work regularly with teams of skilled artists and creatives

Over the last few years this has included:

Madiha Ansari
Claire Browne
Matt Burman
Felix Cross MBE
James Frewer
Shanaz Gulzar
Paula Horton
Luke James
Claudia Jevons
Fabric Lenny
Mike Kenny
Katie Kimber
Sandra McCracken
Naomi Parker
Ben Pugh
Katherine Stanton
Jenny Sheldon
Richard Taylor
Heidi Thornton
Brian Tweddle
Em Whitfield Brooks
Drew Wintie-Hawkins
Hannah Wintie-Hawkins
Sarah Woods

Tracey Gregory

Tracey Gregory has an MA in Evaluation and has worked as a researcher and analyst across the creative sector for many years.

Graham Devlin

Graham is a theatre director and cultural strategist. He was Acting Chief Executive of the Arts Council of England from 1996 – 1999 and has since served on numerous Government and other public sector committees and undertaken many strategic reviews including: DCMS (for the Cabinet office), the British Council’s arts programme, the Edinburgh Festivals, the cultural offers of the cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Birmingham and Derby.

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