Kate Sanderson - partner

Kate.Sanderson@indigo-ltd.com +44 7887 932 132

Kate Sanderson was Director of Communications for West Yorkshire Playhouse for 10 years until 2006 and joined Indigo in January 2009. Specialising in marketing and audience development, Kate is also an accredited coach and highly experienced trainer, working regularly with the Arts Marketing Association and UK Theatre (TMA). She was Course Director for Theatre UK’s flagship residential ‘Druidstone’ marketing course until 2013, has worked closely with the AMA to develop and deliver their programme of Retreats and regularly speaks at conferences across the UK and internationally, including 2 lecture tours of Japan and delivering a workshop programme for the British Council in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Recent consultancy work includes developing the marketing strategy for Belfast’s new arts centre, The MAC, which opened in April 2012; interim Director of Marketing (maternity) for Sheffield Theatres and working with Hull Truck theatre on marketing strategy development. Kate is currently working on three projects supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring fund; Home Sweet Home with Freedom Studios, ARC and the Albany Theatre; New Realities with 6 Yorkshire theatres and Leeds-based producers Dep Arts; and REACH, a new project with Dep and ARC which will take new work and develop commissions in arts centres across the North East from 2014-2017. In Autumn 2012, Kate began a PhD in Cultural Management at the University of Manchester, looking particularly at developing audiences for contemporary arts.