Gerald Lidstone is the Director of ICCE and the founder and director of the postgraduate Arts Administration and Cultural Policy course at Goldsmiths, University of London. He originally trained in visual arts and as an art teacher and theatre designer and subsequently designed and toured productions extensively in Eastern Europe and the USA.
He was also the director of a four-year British Know-How Fund (Foreign Office) project establishing arts management education in Slovakia.
In 2004-6 he evaluated the NESTA Creative Pioneers Academy and since 2003 has been working on Closer to the Museum for the British Council and the Foundation Centre for Contemporary Arts Slovakia. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a trustee of the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors of Saddlers Wells, Greenwich and Makebelieve theatres.