Louise Mc Kinney

Louise McKinney is the founder of A-I-R. Recent and current projects she has been part of include: devising 3-year development strategies for Louvre Abu Dhabi, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives and the Royal Academy of Dance; sales team restructuring and best-practice protocol implementation for Victoria Miro Gallery; vision and programme development for GRAD and Culture& (which specialises in training opportunities for BAME arts professionals) and; proof of concept for a new concert hall and conference centre for The University of Buckingham. Flagship place-making projects included the group exhibition, Genius Loci for 2014 Architectural Biennale, Venice which showcased acclaimed British and International artists’ projects in the urban realm. Between 2000 and 2014 Louise was Head of Development at the Serpentine Gallery and the Whitechapel Gallery, where she led the development teams on all aspects of fundraising, high-profile events, capital campaign auctions and other income generation activities such as artists’ limited editions. As an independent project manager Louise delivered a range of projects artforms, including the annual architectural competition Concept with RIBA to find architecturally designed solutions to volume house building. The winning schemes were constructed at The Ideal Home Show.