About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Anna is a creative producer for Nesta’s Arts practice.

Anna collaborates with artists, creative practitioners and organisations to produce arts projects which support creativity, innovation and impact across Nesta’s three missions. She is motivated by harnessing the unique potential of the arts and creative industries as socially-engaged storytellers and creative catalysts for social impact and change.

Prior to joining Nesta, Anna was curator of contemporary performance at the V&A where she worked for 14 years. At the museum, Anna produced multidisciplinary projects at the intersection of performance, art, design and technology - from experiential installations and object-rich exhibitions, to live performances, participatory arts projects and artist residencies. Highlight collaborations include The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, Curtain Up! Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York, High Tide for Carmen, Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright, Always Print the Myth: PR and the Modern Age, and the V&A Performance Festival. Anna considers herself lucky to have worked closely with internationally significant collections ranging from Shakespeare’s First Folio to the Joey puppet from War Horse, from Prince’s stage shoes to Vivien Leigh’s ‘Best Actress’ Oscar.

Anna has a Masters in Cultural Policy and Management from City University, London. In her spare time she enjoys dragging her young children around museums and galleries, going to see theatre (especially in unusual venues), good food and lots of coffee.