Director of Research at Arts Council England
Catherine Bunting is Director of Research at Arts Council England, where she leads a team of researchers to explore the role of the arts in national life and the opportunities and challenges for public funding of the arts. Catherine led the arts debate, the Arts Council's first public value inquiry, and is a member of the Culture and Sport Evidence (CASE) programme, a national, collaborative research programme led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Prior to joining the Arts Council, Catherine established the research department at Arts & Business and developed a programme of work to explore the relationship between the arts and the private sector. She spent a number of years overseas and has worked as a researcher for the Australia Business Arts Foundation. She has a Master's in Applied Statistics and began her career as a statistician in a software development company.