Sydney Townsend is an arts & culture industry consultant who specialises in creative strategy, marketing and brand partnerships globally. In her previous roles with both commercial and noncommercial institutions, including Serpentine Gallery and White Cube, she has strengthened relationships with many collectors and curators, as well as nurturing creative talents in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Alongside various business development initiatives with brands such as Pernod Ricard and Sculpture in The City, she also launched the Young Director’s Circle at the V&A of which she is Ambassador, as well as an active committee member for Children & The Arts and Royal Academy.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
One of Barbara Kruger's brilliant collages.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
Everywhere I travel, I find new inspiration from both friends and strangers alike.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
It is a never-ending list that continues to grow ...
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
I must say that I never tire of London ...