Team

Polly Brannan stands in floral attire surrounded by flowers and greenery.

Polly Brannan, Artistic Director

Having joined OSE in 2021, Polly is responsible for the organisation’s artistic vision, devising curricula across our learning programmes, delivery of the Associates programme, and curatorial projects which range from the popular free public programme to yearly commissions. Alongside her work at OSE, Polly is currently training to become a qualified Forest School Leader.
(Image credit: Roy Mehta)

George Harding, Programme Producer

George is the Associate Programme Producer. As an artist & arts producer, George has specific interests in collaborative communities and queer’d approaches to book-making & publishing. Outside of Open School East, George is currently a director of Well Projects, an artist-led gallery & community space based in Margate, where he organises ecologically focused exhibition programmes & workshops. George also runs a small independent print studio, Park Press, where he facilitates print and design projects with local artists and community groups.

When not doing these things George can be heard on Margate Radio during his monthly radio show, Cowboy Seance.

George was an OSE Associate in 2017.

Fiona Kingsman, Operations Director

Fiona has worked in learning and arts organisations at a local, national and international level. As part of Tate Learning in London she developed and launched the innovative Tate Exchange programme at Tate Modern. At Creative Folkestone she was the Project Director for Pioneering Places: East Kent, an ambitious programme connecting artists and communities. As their Deputy Chief Executive she was involved in strategic planning, communications, people management, the property portfolio, and community learning programmes. In her spare time Fiona is currently taking a course on Ecological Health in Neighbourhoods.