June 2018 – present
Future History – WERK
Contribution to Future History public art research and development project
Feb 2018 – present
Re:connections part II
Research and development for participatory project exploring peoples emotional connections to where they live
Jan – March 2018
CO.LAB – Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, BCU
Visiting Tutor for Co.LAB module
Sept 2016 – Present
This Way Up – Creative Health CIC
A creative wellbeing project for people living in Wolverhampton and Staffordshire. I sourced funding, evaluated impacts and delivered an artists’ professional development programme.
Sept – November 2017
The Urban Living Birmingham Project – University of Birmingham
Observation and analysis of a creative consultancy project for the Urban Living Birmingham research project commissioned by No.11 Arts.
May – August 2017
Re:connections – Jenny Peevers
Initiated and produced arts engagement project in Lee Bank, Birmingham, exploring residents emotional connections through arts practice.
June 2016 – February 2017
Improving Places – Kings College London (KCL) on behalf of KCL, Arts Council England and Mayor of London Office partnership.
Researcher for a national publication promoting the value of culture and cultural leadership within Business Improvement Districts.
Sept 2015 – October 2017
Arts Consultancy MELA Social Enterprise
Sourced funding and project managed community cohesion project in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, developing the public realm.
Oct 2015 – February 2016
Business development Creative Health CIC
Development of company business plan and funding strategy.
May – November 2015
Bostin Chats in Sandwell Asset Map – Creative Health.
Asset based creative consultation project exploring the topic of wellbeing with vulnerable groups in Sandwell communities.
January 2014 – Feb 2016
Longbridge Public Art Project (LPAP) – WERK.
Delivering local community and business engagement activity to assess cultural and social assets in and around Longbridge, Birmingham.
September 2013 – Jan 2015
Quality framework – Creative Health
Development of an online resource to support artists to consider quality in delivering arts and health projects
July – October 2013
Dines Green – WERK
Delivering community engagement activity to analyse the cultural, social and spatial assets in a local neighbourhood to identify local leaders and inform future community led activity.
July 2010 – June 2013
Relationship Manager, Regional Planning – Arts Council England, West Midlands
Building strategic partnerships including local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships. Relationship manager for National Portfolio Orgainsations and regional lead for the Arts Council strategic fund; Creative People and Places programme.
Nov 2009 – June 2010
Golden Square – Capita Lovejoy, Bryant Priest Newman Architects, David Patten, Substrakt
Working as part of a winning consortium for an international competition to design and deliver a new public square in the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham.
Oct 2009 – March 2010
Learnscape – Castle Bromwich Infant School/Cre8us
Working with Place Prospectors to develop and deliver the “Learnscape” concept through working with staff, pupils and the wider community to develop the school grounds as a learning environmentl.
June 2009 – March 2010
Sense of Place – Urban Living (Birmingham/ Sandwell Housing Renewal Pathfinder Project)
Part of a consortium involving Multistory; Digital Native Academy; Architecture Sans Frontieres; Nabeel Hamdi; 00:/ Architects; MADE and CUDOS.
The Sense of Place project was commissioned to contribute to the long-term transformation of two neighbourhoods in Birmingham. The project received ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the 2010 HCA Leadership of Place award.
March – May 2009
Wayfinding strategy for Heart of England NHS
Foundation Trust – Capita Lovejoy
Part of design team and development of Public Art delivery strategy as part of a Wayfinding Strategy for three hospital sites.
Feb 2009 – Dec 2009
FarGo Creative Village – Bryant Priest Newman
Architects, Complex Development Projects,
Advantage West Midlands.
I was part of the design team for Fargo Village, the redevelopment of a former industrial estate in Coventry Re-development of former industrial estate in Coventry. Part of design team, developed partnerships and delivered temporary programme of events.
April 2008 – Dec 2009
Urban designer – Bryant Priest Newman
Development and delivery of urban design including vision
documents, concept designs and urban design frameworks.
Public Art and Built Environment Officer – Arts Council England, West Midlands
Support and develop the infrastructure for artists working in the public realm in the West Midlands including:
Support and monitoring of regularly funded organisations; Advice and support to local and regional partners to develop knowledge, skills and strategies to deliver high quality artistic activity relating to the public realm.
Executive Director, Creative Health CIC
A member of the national Arts and Place working group (emerged from the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment 2014, now a working group of the Place Alliance)
Completed SEDA Preparing PGRs to Teach in Higher Education (eligible for Associate Fellow HEA)
Clore short course graduate
Awarded Birmingham City University “Urban Design Student of the Year” in 2007
2015 – present PhD researcher, Arts Design and Media, BCU
2015 – 2016 PG Certificate in Research, BCU
2005 – 2007MA Urban Design (Commendation), BCU
1997 – 1999 MA Photography, De Montfort University, Leicester
1993 – 1996BA (Hons) Fine Art, De Montfort University, Leicester
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