Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson is a writer and the founder of Thinking Practice, which works to build a more adaptive, more resilient and more creative arts and cultural ecology. He is the author of the influential papers Making Adaptive Resilience Real and The Role of Diversity in Building Adaptive Resilience (the latter with Tony Nwachukwu).

He has worked with more than 80 organisations since 2010. In 2014 he spent 7 months as Interim Director at mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.He was previously Executive Director of Arts Council England, North East.

Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is Vice Chair of trustees at AV Festival and Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, and the chair of Swallows Foundation UK. He is also a widely anthologised and award-winning poet, editor and critic. How I Learned to Sing: New & Selected Poems (Smokestack Books 2013) was selected for Read Regional 2014.