Jenny Peevers CV

Career history

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. 

2004 –2008

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.

Additional information

RSA Fellow

A-N member

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


Jenny Peevers
43 Woodville Road
Kings Heath
Birmingham  B14 7AH

Tel: 07825 229244