Salette Gressette

Arts manager

Salette is a transatlantican arts manager with a focus on contemporary artists working in hybrid and indeterminate forms including Live Art, interdisciplinary and social practices. She was recently Head of Arts for the British Council USA based in NYC where she built out a multi-disciplinary program supporting over 200 artists and developed public programming, a Culture & Conflict initiative, cross-border projects with Canada, and a US/UK Arts & Social Practice Fellowship. She previously was appointed at Arts Council England as the designated officer working across Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance and Combined Arts to support artists and curators creating work including live installation, creative re-enactment and arts activism (such as Platform, and John Jordan’s Laboratory for Insurrectionary Imagination). She also managed the first all female aerial dance theatre company in London, worked in the public funding programs for the arts in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and in several artist-led venues including Highways Performance Space in LA where she worked with the founders in the formative years of this influential venue during the US culture wars of the early 1990’s.