About us

Bonnar Keenlyside

Bonnar Keenlyside was established in 1991 and is a highly respected management consultancy operating in the arts, cultural and heritage sector across the UK and internationally. Anne Bonnar and Hilary Keenlyside share over 25 years experience of working with organisations, cultural leaders and communities across the independent, commercial, community and public sector.

BK’s clients include:

Governments: including the Irish Government and Scottish Government, many local authorities and non departmental public bodies including the Arts Councils of England, DCMS, Ireland, Scotland (now Creative Scotland) and Wales. We also worked with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) on planning cultural operations for the Olympic Park.

National cultural institutions: including the Royal Opera House, National Galleries of Scotland, National Theatre of Scotland, Abbey Theatre Dublin, all the national companies in Wales and, internationally, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

Commercial companies: including Parkview International around Battersea Power Station, the Zorlu Group, Berkeley Homes and London & Regional Properties.

Small social enterprises and companies including Arika, Abandon Normal Devices, the Travelling Gallery and Catstrand.

Artist focused organisations and agencies including: Collective, English PEN, Artsadmin, Yorkshire Dance and Dancecity.

Our work with cultural venues in coastal resorts includes Aldeburgh, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton, Eastbourne, Felixstowe, Margate, Morecambe, Poole and Portsmouth.

In rural communities, we have supported clients in the Western Isles, the Scottish Borders, New Galloway and Dumfries.

Our international projects include those in Dubai, Dublin and Istanbul .