Peter Longman


Peter has thirty-eight years’ experience working in senior posts in the arts, crafts, museums and heritage sectors with responsibilities across the UK. He has been a Non-Executive Board Member or Director of over twenty organisations during the past twenty five years. Peter was the Director of The Theatres Trust for ten years. Prior to that, he ran the Arts Council of Great Britain’s ‘Housing the Arts’ Fund for nine years, generating over 300 grants towards the cost of arts building projects.  Around fifty new theatre buildings were created during this period, including Manchester’s Royal Exchange; the Young Vic; Sheffield Crucible; Derby Playhouse; Leicester Haymarket; Ipswich Wolsey; Inverness Eden Court; Cardiff Sherman; Chester Gateway, and Plymouth Theatre Royal, as well as refurbishments at Bristol Old Vic and Nottingham Theatre Royal.


Peter’s main role at Charcoalblue is to provide assistance and advice to the partnership on projects, business development, company management and finance.