Lee Cavaliere, Founder
Lee is a curator and contemporary art specialist, based in London and Margate.
Following a number of years working with the Tate’s Collection displays, he moved on to the commercial sector, delivering contemporary exhibitions programmes at Max Wigram Gallery and the Fine Art Society on Bond Street, London. He works with artists, galleries and museums internationally, developing exhibitions and facilitating opportunities and connections.
He now heads up VOMA, the world's first online art museum, as well as numerous charitable, community and NGO projects internationally. He is dedicated to opening up access to the arts, promoting equality and challenging exclusion and elitism across the arts.
Elaine Foley, Trustee
Elaine has worked for over ten years in the dance sector in both the US and the UK.
She's passionate about community engagement in the arts, and championing inclusive and diverse contemporary dance practice and performance.
She has extensive experience in dance performance from stages to stadiums as well as training and teaching Yoga and various styles of community dance. She currently works as Projects Manager, Learning & Engagement with Sadlers Wells.
Sheila Arora, Trustee
Sheila Arora is a communications veteran and curator of concepts and partnerships.
Now Brussels-based, she has navigated many industries and continents focusing on art, education and cultural diplomacy.
Concepts have included the Europe Society in New York, the PR network of Bates Advertising Asia-wide, Belgium Week in Hong Kong and European Masterpieces in Rome.
Vicky Caplin, Trustee
Vicky’s career has spanned the entertainment industry in London and Los Angeles. She produced music videos, arts and current affairs TV, for among others, Island Records, the FT, and the BBC. She coordinated sponsorship for arts festivals and has curated exhibitions programmes with a particular specialism in the work of emerging female artists.
She is an advisor to the KCAW, bringing curatorial and sponsorship experience, and is an arts consultant to private and corporate collectors. Vicky was a founding trustee for the community mediation charity Centre for Peaceful Solutions. She is a passionate believer in the role the arts play in education.
Rosie Escott, Fundraiser
Rosie has worked in the charity sector since 2007 and has been the Managing Director of Kent-based charity, Music for Change, since 2010.
She has extensive experience of financial management, fundraising, events and project management, and an excellent knowledge of the East Kent area, having lived and worked in the community in Thanet for around 10 years.
Rosie is passionate about the role of the arts as a catalyst for social change, and is very excited to be a Trustee for The Sixteen, being dedicated to the organisation's aims and ethos. She is a qualified member of the Institute of Fundraising and also works as a freelance fundraiser.
Natasha Britton - Project Manager, Schools & Mentoring
Natasha is a freelance Project Manager, Education Consultant and Dance Teacher. She has experience of designing and delivering bespoke training and education projects and reviewing quality, as well as extensive teaching experience within her speciality of inclusive dance.
In addition to her role at The Sixteen Trust, Natasha is Education Outreach Officer for Spymonkey, Artistic Director of Parable Dance and takes on other short term Project Management and consultancy work.
Natasha is passionate about community engagement and access to the arts for everyone.
Advisors and Associates
Paul Luxmoore, Coastal Academies Trust
Gideon Berger, Block9
Dan Chilcott, Resort Studios
Diane Shiach, Charity fundraiser and patron for the arts
Bob Barbour, Digital Consultant - non profit and public sector
Robert Upstone, Former head of Modern British at Tate, former Director, Fine Art Society
Vlada Tcharyeva, Curator