Marie McPartlin is a producer working across music, visual art and performance. Since February 2015, she is Director of Somerset House Studios, London.
She has twice served as a festival director. As one third of London Word Festival, she was a recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award for cultural entrepreneurship in 2009.
Marie began her career with Mean Fiddler Music Group, and later Live Music Programmer at the Spitz venue in London. Under Arts Council England’s Cultural Leadership Programme, she was appointed Associate Programmer, Contemporary Music at the Barbican.
She has worked independently as a producer and programmer with Frieze Projects, the Roundhouse and the National Trust.