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 Belinda Dillon

Belinda Dillon

Impact and Partnership Development Manager - Culture


 01392 722291

 Innovation Centre 


Innovation Centre,  University of Exeter,  Rennes Drive,  Exeter,  EX4 4RN, UK



Belinda is an Impact and Partnership Development Manager (IPDM) in the Exeter Innovation team, working in the Society, Culture and Organisations Theme team. She is the Programme Manager for the Creative Arc initiative, and leads on Partnership & Development for the Exeter Culture programme.

Creative Arc is a strategic collaboration between the University of Exeter and Exeter City Council (ECC) to deliver a programme of cultural activity across the city, bringing together creative practitioners, community groups, and researchers to explore the ways in which cultural activity can build ‘pride in place’. Until June 2025, Creative Arc will commission projects that speak to the themes of Health & Wellbeing, Environmental Sustainability, and People & Place-shaping.

Creative Arc is funded by the University and through a percentage of ECC’s allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (a central strand of the Government’s Levelling Up agenda). This funding is focussed on the role of culture and creativity in developing and shaping place, and how this can inform the building programme in Exeter over the next 20 years.

Exeter Culture is funded by the University of Exeter, Arts Council England and Exeter City Council. Exeter Culture works closely with the city's arts and culture sector to build resilience, promote activity and amplify the Exeter's cultural offer. Work includes advising on funding bids, hosting training and development sessions, working with the NPO network, and increasing connectivity around the city's strategic aims for culture. 


As an experienced editor and arts journalist, Belinda has worked on regional, national and digital titles, and has a broad network of contacts in the culture sector. She has also worked across the arts, culture and heritage sector as a creative producer and consultant. Belinda is an alumna of the National Arts Fundraising School, and holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the Univesity of Exeter.

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