John Hartley

John Hartley is our Deputy Director and comes to Cement Fields with wide experience from across the arts in the UK and internationally.

John co-founded an international agency managing artist commission and research residencies, working with partners and artists from across Europe and Asia. He previously worked at Arts Council England in visual and interdisciplinary arts and helped develop a new environmental strategy and art-in-industry placements. Between 2016 and 2018, he project managed the development and launch of a new Arts and Culture Strategy for the University of Exeter, and he also has experience working in university operations, strategy and knowledge exchange. 

John has a background in research-based arts practice and is interested in the complex weave of matter and imagination that makes places come alive.