Growing health, connection and meaning through creativity in Northern Devon

On the day that Arts Council England publishes ‘Creative Health & Wellbeing’, its plan for working with health and social care, I’m pleased to share ‘Growing Health, Connection and Meaning in Northern Devon’, an impact summary of a culture, health and wellbeing case study I’ve just finished leading in Northern Devon. Northern Devon is one Read More

Three work highlights from a pandemic year

Today I noticed that 2021 is the 10th year of my independent arts and culture consultancy business. That’s got to be worth some chocolate. I’m delighted and grateful to have negotiated the bumpy 2020s with some degree of success, helping clients ranging from individual artists and creatives through to national development agencies. This month I Read More

Rescue package or not, the arts sector must not return to old ways

I’m still trying to digest this week’s news that our previously ‘small state’, laissez-faire government is making a dramatic intervention to rescue the arts. It’s unexpected, unprecedented, and the relief across the entire culture and creative sector is palpable. I’m glad the government has listened to audiences and communities across the country saying that culture Read More

Funding success for Vicky Lindo ceramics project

I’m delighted to have supported ceramic artist Vicky Lindo in her successful bid for Arts Council funding for her latest project, Dead Dad Book. With partner Bill Brooks, Vicky will make a brand new collection of work inspired by her research into the life of her late father, a Windrush immigrant, absent father and alcoholic. Read More