I aim to connect and nurture curious citizens, confident in their heritage, rooted in their communities, through developing and delivering creative participatory film, arts and heritage projects.
With 20 years of professional and voluntary experience embedded in a broad range of community settings, I am committed to working strategically and creatively across sectors and within diverse teams to bring about positive social change.
Keen to place equity, representation and empowerment at the heart of my practice, both strategically and through in-person delivery, I have invested time in my own professional development to develop my responsive practice, using appropriate tools and approaches to shape creative engagement.
I am currently putting my energies into the development and delivery of an arts and culture led heritage programme of activities at Moseley Road Baths. This sits alongside a £33m capital works programme, secured after years of tireless campaigning. As the ‘Partnerships and Participation Development Officer’, my role defines who we work with and how, placing local audiences at the heart of this £500,000 National Lottery Heritage Fund supported programme and therefore centring their voices in the building’s longer term development.
In addition to my Freelance practice, I am Secretary of the People’s Heritage Co-operative and recently managed our Represent project (2019-2022) tracing post-WW1 issues around political representation. I was Co-ordinator of Art Works (2020-2023) the Local Arts Forum for Hall Green Constituency and I manage Balsall Heath Neighbourhood News Online on a voluntary basis
Always keen to develop my participatory practice and leadership, I am an alumni of the Gulbenkian Foundation and Arts Council England supported Creative Communities Fellowship – hosted by National Art Strategies based in the USA and Derby Museums in the UK.
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