focus group

CREATIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

 

 

We’ve been working with a fantastic Focus Group who’ve helped us fine tune the Creative Leadership Programme. 

 

Dulcima Fenton

Dulcima Fenton

ReBels Co-ordinator, Barbican Theatre

Dulcima Fenton is a lover of theatre, music and all things dramatic.
She trained at the National Youth Theatre, later becoming an ambassador for
them. Having gained her teaching qualification, Dulcima transitioned into
teaching theatre and music as a way to enable foreign students to learn English
across Italy and the UK. In her own work she enjoys exploring themes of race,
national identity, integration within the arts sector and how we can use the arts
to give voices to marginalised communities. As Barbican Theatre Plymouth
ReBels Co-ordinator, she is responsible for organising each term’s programme of
classes for our young people, supporting practitioners, developing relationships between the community and young people, working with schools and leading safeguarding.

 

Dan Baker

Dan Baker

Programme Manager, Exeter Northcott

Dan Baker is currently Programme Manager at the Exeter Northcott, and is CEO and co-founder of Plymouth Fringe Festival. Born and raised in Plymouth, he has over 20 years of experience in working in theatre and the arts – working locally for the likes of Theatre Royal Plymouth and Barbican Theatre, as well as further afield for companies including the Old Vic, Bush Theatre and Greenwich + Docklands Festivals. Dan trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and has extensive experience in the fields of producing, talent development and outreach. He is also Clore Leadership and ISPA Fellowship alumni.

Dom Jinks

Dom Jinks

Director, Exeter Culture

Dom Jinks is a cultural professional with over 20 years of experience and a
fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts & a member of The National Institute of
Fundraisers. Dom’s role includes using to culture and creatvity to help develop
places (both Urban and Rural).
Recently Dom led the successful process for Exeter to apply to be UNESCO City of
Literature & was on the group to develop the bid for Exeter & Torby’s UK City of
Culture bid.

arielle etheridge

arielle etheridge

Artist and Assistant Curator of Interpretation, Tate St. Ives

Arielle Etheridge is an artist andcurator of African descent whosecomprehensive practice highlightsthe importance of collective culturalmemory amongst the black community.
She often collaborates with local communities and arts institutions to foster dialogues centred around social inclusivity and equality, constantly facilitating avenues for networking and building bridges of cultural understanding.
Arielle’s multidisciplinary practice explores intimate themes of race, identity, migration, and gender within the African diaspora, drawing inspiration from her personal experiences, historical narratives, and cultural traditions.
In her current role as an Assistant Curator of Interpretation at Tate St. Ives, Arielle’s work allows her to help shape the narrative surrounding displayed works, making art more accessible and inclusive. Arielle has also worked at The Box, Plymouth’s city museum and art gallery, for three years while finishing her degree BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Art History at The University of Plymouth and working on her creative practice as an installation artist, textile designer and printmaker at Karst Studios.

joe lyward

joe lyward

Artist and Curator

Joe Lyward is an illustration artist from the Southwest, currently based in
Cornwall, working across illustration, picturebook making, design, curatorial
projects, community art projects and education. He has worked as a facilitator
with Kettle’s Yard, Bow Arts London, Aspex Portsmouth, Newlyn Art Gallery and
The Box Plymouth designing materials as well as developing and delivering
many enjoyable projects and workshops. Joe is currently part of the engagement
team at Tate St. Ives and The Box, and curator at Hweg, Penzance.

kate reed

kate reed

Chief Operating Officer, Real Ideas Organisation

Kate Reed has a diverse work experience. Kate began their career in 2004 as a
Creative Programmer at ACE SW, where they worked until 2007. Kate then
joined Real Ideas Organisation, initially as a Research Developer Pathways to
work and later as a Development Manager. In 2012, they moved to Cornwall
Marine Network as a General Training Manager. Finally, in 2014, Kate became
the Head of Employability and Pathways at Real Ideas Organisation.
Kate Reed attended The Grove School in Market Drayton from 1990 to 1997,
where they did not pursue any specific degree or field of study. Subsequently, they attended the University of Exeter from 1997 to 2000, earning a BA hons in Drama.

Lorna Rose

Lorna Rose

Artist, Curator and Producer

Lorna Rose is a creative producer and printmaker whose work incorporates arts
research and designing/developing projects which elevate Black and Brown
voices in the art field. She uses her printmaking practice as a catalyst for
conversations about the nuances of the Black experience, visibility and Black joy.
She is interested in exploring how creativity can be used to communicate and
improve social issues. Her work is informed by over 17 years working in the
voluntary sector with people that are underrepresented and her interests within
Black contemporary art. Lorna has extensive experience of arts administration and works with groups and individuals as a supervisor and facilitator.

kevin dixon

kevin dixon

Board member, Torbay Culture

Dr Kevin Dixon is a historian, lecturer and author based in Torquay. He has been
involved in the voluntary sector in South Devon for over 40 years and for the past
decade has been the Chair of Healthwatch, the independent consumer champion
for people using local health and social care services covering Plymouth, Devon,
and Torbay. He sits on the Board of Torbay Culture and is particularly interested in
how culture, arts and heritage can promote health and wellbeing.