Theodora Clarke is a Co-Founder of AWITA and currently Chief Executive of The Coalition for Global Prosperity, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She previously founded Russian Art Week in London and the website Russian Art and Culture, which was twice voted Top 10 Arts and Culture blog in the UK. As a freelance art historian, lecturer and critic she specialises in Russian art and European modernism. Theodora is a frequent and popular commentator on culture, international affairs and politics in TV, print and radio. Theodora has written for a number of publications including the Telegraph, Country Life, The Art Newspaper and The Burlington Magazine. She is NADFAS accredited lecturer and has previously spoken at institutions which include the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Britain and Harvard University. Theodora has a Masters in Russian art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and has previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Christie's. She also stood as a Parliamentary Candidate in the 2017 and 2015 General Elections.
Kate Gordon is the founder and CEO of London Art Studies. Having produced arts programming for CNN and Carlton, Kate launched London Art Studies in 2011 (after heading up Sotheby’s Public Programmes Department), which provides educational courses on art for individuals and for corporate events. In June 2018, London Art Studies launched online classes, now available worldwide. Educated at St Paul’s Girls' School, Amherst College USA and University of Moscow, she has worked in the art world for over 20 years. Kate co-founded the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA), and writes a regular column about the art world for London’s Evening Standard newspaper.
After chairing the fundraising group ‘Foreign Sisters’ in 2017 and 2018, Kate remains a Senior Arts Advisor to Cancer Research UK and is also on the board of the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Art and Design Advisory Group. Previously at Tate she was a member of the Tate Patrons Executive Committee (2014-2018) and is now a Gold Patron Ambassador for Tate.
Sigrid Kirk is Co-founder of Arts Co, a cultural production agency that creates content, advises on strategy, and produces events across fashion, art, design, film and theatre. A New Zealander with an MA (Hons ) in Art History Kirk moved to the UK 18 years ago to pursue a career in contemporary art. She currently curates Bloomberg’s ‘Waste Not Want It’, an environmental initiative that over the last 5 years has commissioned 40 projects by 37 artists and designers. She is a Trustee of The Drawing Room, on the Development Board of the V&A Museum and the Ikon London Advisory Board.