Siddharth is a cultural producer and programmer. In his role at the Barbican, he’s responsible for a public programme of socially-focused exhibitions, events and research projects. These projects often emerge from new communities of creative practitioners — writers, researchers, artists, curators — co-creating work to explore a specific question or theme of mutual interest.
Between 2015 and 2020, he co-led the Barbican Incubator, a hybrid programming and strategy team responsible for the implementation of the Barbican’s strategic plan.
Before the Barbican, Siddharth worked at the BBC. He joined the broadcaster as a production trainee in 2008, before going on to work in a number of roles across TV, Radio and online, finally as the producer in a small team responsible for creating a new home for the BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals.
He’s also a photographer and the co-founder of a charity, Grand Plan, which awards £1,000 grants to artists of colour to realise creative projects. He lives in north-east London with his partner and two children.