Gaylene Gould creates spaces for people to connect.
She is an artistic director, writer, broadcaster, facilitator and coach that believes in culture’s democratic potential to connect us through shared feeling. She conceptualises, designs and directs innovative social activist projects that bring people together to share and reimagine creative, personal and public histories. She is interested in exploring the healing potential of sharing space, stories, ideas and knowledge in diverse creative environments. She believes the transcendent moments that art and culture creates can change how we are in the world. Her projects have been commissioned by and performed at the Tate, V&A, Moderna Museet Sweden, Arts Catalyst, Vivid Projects, Selfridges and the h club. The Space To Come is her new production company.
She is also an arts broadcaster for the BBC, a published fiction writer, a cultural reviewer and a Cultural Ambassador for London appointed by Mayor Sadiq Khan. She has been a cultural leader for 25 years heading up major cultural institutions and projects including Head of Cinemas at BFI Southbank and producing, programming and consulting for the Arts Council, Toronto International Film Festival, National Theatre, Young Vic and Bernie Grant Art Centre amongst others
Weimar and the subversion of Cabaret Culture - BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking
BBC Broadcasting House - BBC Radio 4 The News Review
Front Row - BBC Radio 4 Presenter
The Film Programme - BBC Radio 4 - The Butterfly Effect Touki Bouki
The Film Programme - BBC Radio 4 9 to 5
The Film Programme - BBC Radio 4 Spike Lee
Get Up Stand Up Now podcast Ep 2 - Somerset House
Inspirit - BBC Radio London 2:35:51
Modern Day Griots - Radio 4 30 mins doc Presenter