David Johnson

David Johnson

Head of Programme, AFP and Director of Strategy and Programmes, Cause4

David Johnson joined Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy in March 2018 as Head of Programme, to help grow and deliver the programme as it moved into the Arts Council England funded National Portfolio as a sector support organisation. In 2020, he was made Director of Strategy and Programmes at Cause4, incorporating the Heritage Compass programme and other publicly funded work for the organisation. 

David joined us in from the Albany, an arts centre and social enterprise in Deptford, London, where he was Head of Development and from 2011 was responsible for earned and raised income generation, partnership development and contract management for the organisation. During his tenure the Albany more than doubled its turnover.

Prior to this, he worked in the Cultural Development team for the London Borough of Hackney, supporting the development of 2012 Cultural Olympiad projects and producing the borough’s key youth arts festival, Discover Young Hackney; and as Company Manager for outdoor arts organisation, Emergency Exit Arts. 

David sits on the Board of Babylon Arts in Ely and is a Non-Executive Director of West Midlands company, Powered by CAN. He sits on the Fenland Cultural Strategy Cultural Steering Group and and is a full member of the Institute of Directors. 

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