Evans Ben

After training and working as a theater director, Ben Evans became Director-of-Theater at London's Oval House – a theater known for the DIVERSITY of its audiences and for the non-conformity of its artists, including pioneering Minority Ethnic, LGBTQ, and Deaf & disabled artists. Ben then became Creative Director of BeCreative, an independent producing company, working on a variety on international projects including setting up the Lagos Theater Festival in Nigeria. Ben joined the British Council as Theater and Dance Advisor for Western Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. He was subsequently Head of Arts, Portugal, and now leads the British Council’s Arts & Disability program across the EU, including bi-lateral artistic programs, a region-wide program with cultural policymakers, and Europe Beyond Access.