We are delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Douglas as our new Executive Director.

Phil Douglas is a North-East based Arts Director and Executive Producer.

Founding leading LGBTQIA+ arts charity Curious Arts in 2017 where he is currently part time CEO, Phil has spent the past 15 years developing and delivering dynamic artistic projects and programmes across the North.

Passionate about Queer Arts, Outdoor Arts and Dance, Phil is currently working with Yorkshire Dance, Rendez-Vous dance and is a Trustee at Mortal Fools. Having also recently held the roles of Producer, Interim Artistic Director and Director of Artistic Programmes at Dance City, the North East’s leading development organisation for Dance.

Throughout his career, Phil’s work has centred around arts, artist, events and festivals development. Working within local authorities, LGBTQIA+ venues and managing a varied freelance portfolio focused around arts development, access, inclusion, diversity, marketing and participation.


About joining Rendez-Vous dance Phil says:

"I am very pleased to join the company at such an exciting time of growth and development for the organisation. Looking forward, Rendez-Vous dance will tour extensively. continuing to amplify stories with and from underrepresented communities."

Artistic Director Mathieu Geffré says: “I am extremely happy to welcome Phil Douglas as the first Executive Director of Rendez-Vous dance. This is a very exciting time for the company as we are about to embark on our first ever national tour with our award-winning production What songs may do… As an advocate of LGBTQIA+ values and dance passionate, Phil is the ideal person to support the growth and oversee the evolution of our small company. I am very excited to see how Rendez-Vous will flourish and continue to tell and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ stories with our new executive director.”