Laura is a charity and cultural sector leader with over ten years’ experience. Laura’s work in funding began at Youth Music supporting the delivery of music programmes for children and young people in challenging circumstances across England. At PRS for Music Foundation, Laura managed the International Showcase Fund in partnership – supporting UK artists to launch their careers in international territories. Her work at PRSF also included the instigation of new music industry fund, Momentum which she built and delivered in consultation with members of the independent and commercial music industry, trade associations and funders. Her current role is Senior Manager of the newly formed Barbican Incubator at the Barbican, and is responsible for evaluation across all departments; organisational business planning; provoking, facilitating and monitoring progress against projects contained within a new five-year strategic plan for the Centre, and management of the ACE NPO portfolio.