Kim Wide

Kim Wide


Kim’s work focuses on connecting people to cultural programming and place making infrastructures – supporting relevant and sustainable cultural impact. She has worked in Canada, Ireland, Jordan and the UK on connecting communities to cultural offers.  Kim has a background in heritage, switching to contemporary arts upon arrival in the UK, with a focus on engagement and socially engaged practice.

She is passionate about the role cultural programming has in rebalancing historic and systemic social injustices in society and supporting collaborative approaches to cultural programming, place making, developing models of social enterprise, fundraising, community building and delivering inclusive creative practice.

Kim is the founder of Take A Part, a socially engaged arts organisation rooted in creatively developing community leadership and cultural advocacy. She is also a freelance consultant for projects, programmes and organisations such as Arts Council England, Arts Council Ireland, National Trust, Local Trust, New Adventures, Creative England, Arts Marketing Association and others.

Kim was awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Years Honours List for ‘Services to Social Engagement in the Arts’. She is a Clore Social Leadership Fellow and Clore Fellow.

Kim’s work has been case studied and published via Arts Council England, Engage, Arts Council Ireland, Manchester Metropolitan University, Artwork Alliance, Gulbenkian Foundation, Centre for Cultural Value, UCL Press, Routledge, Birkbeck University & UAL.

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