Lucy Keany

Public Programme Coordinator at Autograph ABP

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me


Before moving back to London a year ago, Lucy spent four years working in visual arts organisations in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Starting with a position at Edinburgh Art Festival as the Events Curator and ending with a stint at Street Level Photoworks, a leading Scottish gallery and production resource specialising in the support and exhibition of photographic work. She also had a significant period as the Programme Manager at Scotland’s only Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre, where Lucy focused on exhibiting a range of contemporary photographic and film practices from China. ‘I’m delighted to be invited to work for Autograph ABP, having admired the organisation from afar for a number of years. I particularly looked to Autograph ABP’s model of working whilst at the Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre, which was fairly marginalised by the ‘mainstream’ arts community due to its focus on Chinese artists. Autograph ABP stood out to me as a model of excellent practice in respect to how it dealt with issues of diversity, cultural politics and engaged with the wider public’.



  • Events
  • Office Administration
  • Event Curator
  • Programme Management
  • Programme Coordination

Work history


Public Programme Coordinator

Autograph ABP

Mar 2014
  • Public programme and participation. Established in 1988 with the mission of advocating the inclusion of historically marginalised photographic practices, Autograph ABP is a charity that works internationally in photography, cultural identity, race, representation and human rights.


Programme Associate

New Media Scotland

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Commission to curate a CD of sound art and electronic music


Administrator P & T

Autograph ABP

May 2013 - Mar 2014


Arts Professional


Apr 2012 - Apr 2013


Research & Development Coordinator

Street Level Photoworks

May 2011 - Apr 2012


Programme Manager

Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre

Jul 2009 - Mar 2012


Street Level New Audiences Programme Coordinator

Street Level Photoworks

Sep 2010 - Apr 2011


Events Curator

Edinburgh Art Festival

Apr 2009 - Jul 2009
  • Short term contract for 2009 festival delivery


Artist in Residence

Stills Gallery

Mar 2008 - Mar 2009




Edinburgh College of Art

Aug 2006 - Aug 2008


    BA(Hons) , Fine Art

    Middlesex University

    Aug 2001 - Aug 2004


      Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

      Kingston University

      Aug 2000 - Aug 2001