Kirsty has undertaken key roles in leading cultural organisations including Turner Contemporary and the Institute of Contemporary Arts – where she led on successful capital applications to Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund. She has led the development of multi-year programmes for a range of cultural organisations, securing funding from partners nationally and internationally including the EU, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, and Foyle Foundation among many others.
She specialises in capital fundraising strategy and delivery, business and activity planning, and strategic development and has successfully led projects through all stages of application with ACE and NLHF, DCMS, and the GLA. Kirsty played a key role in the completion of the Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats Steam and Stories, gaining major funding from the UK Government as one of three flagship projects supported through the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.
Clients include Lakeland Arts, The Scouts Association, Mostyn Art Gallery, Peckham Platform, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Lilliesleaf Trust UK, National Youth Arts Wales, Engage, ICA and Phakama. Kirsty is a trustee for Pop-Up Projects where she advises on organisational development and fundraising.