Director of CulturalSIX since 2010, Mariam Sharp leads an agency that delivers commercial exhibitions in the UK and internationally. Mariam’s research into the traditions of coffee led her to create a new international trade event in Brussels, exploring its history and role in our popular culture. To deliver this she created a new business called African Coffee, which will be part social enterprise.
Previously she worked for Arts Council England as Head of Visual Arts and Literature, creating strategy and allocating funding across the South West region of the UK. This included bringing the British Art Show to both Bristol and Plymouth, Devon. Mariam leads a museum and gallery in Devon, developing projects on the North Devon coast. She is also a South West regional advisory board member for the National Trust, whose core purpose is to look after special places for ever, for everyone.