Independent Arts and Culture Consultant
Isabel Lucena is an Independent Arts and Culture Consultant working with clients such as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Portugal and the UK, Free Word Centre, King's College Cultural Institute, and the Scottish Playwrights' Studio.
Isabel has sat on advisory boards of a wide range of organisations including 'Multilingual Creativity' (2014-2016), an initiative exploring the educational and creative potential of plurilingualism in society at King's College London; The Agency (2013-2015) UK adaptation, implementation and scaling of a Brazilian social entrepreneurship model for disadvantaged young people, led by the Battersea Arts Centre and Contact Theatre Manchester; and Mother Tongues (2010-2014) the development of a creative writing model to support multilingualism for children and young people of mixed cultural heritage led by the Arvon Foundation.
Isabel worked at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for thirteen years until 2016; as a Programme Manager working on the management team at the UK branch of the foundation, and before that as an International Officer. She formerly worked as a UK Arts Correspondent for Portuguese national radio reporting on British cultural life and arts scene.