Anna Francis is an artist whose practice aims to rethink city resources, through participatory art interventions, curatorial projects and city development. Through this she aims to investigate the impact that artists can have on their environments. Within Anna's practice she creates situations for herself, the public and other artists to explore places differently: often experimenting with leading and instruction by creating manuals, kits or leading guided tours. Recent projects have included garden developments, and currently the transformation of a disused pub into a community space and social enterprise.

Anna is a Director at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent's contemporary, artist led exhibiting space, where she has particular responsibility for artistic direction and programming. 

Anna is an Associate Professor in Fine Art and Social Practice and course leader on the BA Fine Art course at Staffordshire University.

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