Dr Meg Peterson is a scholar, artist, cultural leader, and activist whose work has taken her around the globe to use art and creativity as a means of connecting people and communities. She is the Founder of 21 Artists, an artist development project and consultancy focused on fostering, documenting, and evaluating art and social change through artist development, social impact, and research. Projects utilise inclusive, democratic and participatory methodologies to develop research and evaluation frameworks with UK-based organisations such as Whitechapel Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre, LIFT, World Heart Beat, People’s Palace Projects and more. Meg’s international experience has taken her to the US, Brazil, Ghana, Greece and Italy as a consultant, educator, curator, and artist, encouraging learning and collaboration through exchange programmes, research projects, courses, workshops, and seminars. Meg is also a Lecturer in the Department for Culture, Media, and Creative Industries at King’s College London where she is the Course Director of the BA Programme, pioneering research and teaching focusing on cultural entrepreneurship, cultural policy, creativity, and creative social change.
Researcher Senior researcher Advisor Project lead