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Irons, Jennifer Jennifer Irons is a multi-award-winning dance artist who works internationally in theatre, film, large-scale site-specific and arts for social development projects. Her work celebrates inclusivity in dance in all its forms and explores who and what it is for. She regularly collaborates with a diverse range of people and is currently Associate Artist with dancedigital, East London Dance and Candoco Dance Company. She has an extensive teaching practice and has been a guest artist at several higher education institutions worldwide including Royal College of Music, University of Hawaii and Makerere University in Kampala; Uganda. Jennifer is CoArtistic Director of dance and technology company makeAMPLIFY with audiovisual artist Zach Walker. She is Director of arts and cultural exchange program ironINC in Africa and has recently received the Artists’ International Development Fund for her work with EECDS in Egypt. Jackson, Paul Paul Jackson trained in dance and music and has worked internationally in both areas. He is currently Reader in Choreography and Dance at the University of Winchester. Before this, he was Head of Music and Dance at Northumbria University, having worked previously at the Arts Educational Schools, Islington Arts Factory, Central School of Ballet and the CFPD in Poitiers, France. Throughout the 1980s Paul was a member of the education teams of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Extemporary Dance Theatre and Ballet Rambert. He has written extensively on dance and music and in 1997 was awarded the Chris de Marigny Dance Writers. Paul is the author of The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold: The Brilliant and the Dark and The Last Guru: Robert Cohan’s Life in Dance from Martha Graham to London Contemporary Dance Theatre. He is currently working on a book on British ballet music. Jalland, Stephanie Stephanie Jalland has been Artistic Director of Hoodwink, company in residence at Salisbury Arts Centre, since co founding the company in 1997. During that time Stephanie has created original theatre and performance events for indoors, outdoors and site specific locations and toured extensively nationally and internationally. Hoodwink’s work encompasses major commissions by venues, international festivals, libraries, National Trust, museums, local authorities and projects in hospital, care home and community settings. Stephanie is committed to creating high quality experiences whose form is determined by the subject matter, context and setting rather than a pre-determined form. This means the work is accessible to audiences across the age range who may not normally partake in arts activities as well as already engaged audiences. Jancovich, Leila Leila is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University and coordinator for the knowledge exchange network on participation and engagement in the arts, which is also her main research focus. She has recently completed a phd on participation policy and has published extensively on the subject. Previously Leila worked for 20 years in the arts sector as a producer, researcher and policy maker in theatre, during which time she reviewed an average of four productions a week. She has worked for the Arts Council in the London and Yorkshire offices and was an assessor in the Eastern region. She is also currently on the national evaluation steering committee of the Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places Fund and a critical friend to Doncaster’s Creative People and places programme. Jefferies, Lucy Lucy studied film at Queen Mary University and started her career working for Encounters Short Film Festivals in Bristol. Since then she has worked extensively for local authority arts teams in Brighton & Hove and London specialising in developing and producing participatory work and creative programmes for children and families. She has also worked as an independent producer and curator for organisations across the UK including a yearlong secondment as Visual Arts Participation Producer for Southbank Centre. Currently Lucy is setting up a new organisation in Brighton called Quiet Down There which offers bespoke audience development and creative participation support to creative organisations across the South East. Johnson, Judith Judith has been writing for the stage, radio and screen and teaching/lecturing Creative Writing and Writing for Drama for over 25 years. She has taught and been produced in diverse venues, from the Royal National Theatre to young offender’s institutes. Judith is a playwright and writing advisor for Theatre of Debate, which produces plays and educational programmes exploring issues of health and science. She is also patron and playwright for Razed Roof Inclusive Theatre Company, which works with people with severe learning difficulties alongside ‘mainstream’ teenagers. Judith has advised a number of companies and writers over the years on issues of new writing, including Arcola Theatre and Y-Touring. She has written two musicals with composer Karl Lewkowicz, including Goodbye Barcelona, winner of two Spanish Theatre Awards. Judith has a particular interest in the process of developing new musicals and in applied theatre, particularly young people’s theatre and theatres of learning disability. She has been a Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Writing Fellow for the University of Greenwich and University of East London since 2007 and is now also an RLF Reading Round Lector in Harlow and Tower Hamlets. Judith is Creative Writing Tutor for Idea Stores, Tower Hamlets. Jones, Penny Penny Jones is a visual arts participation and learning specialist with extensive experience in galleries, museums and healthcare sites. She has worked as a programme manager for engage, National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD), the National Gallery and two East Sussex hospital trusts. Her freelance clients include the Crafts Council, the National Trust, local authority and national galleries. She has special expertise in the history of craft and contemporary craft practice. Penny has edited and coordinated publications for engage and has contributed articles to the arts and education press. She currently works at the National Portrait Gallery managing the activity programme of a UK wide touring programme. Jones, Susan Susan Jones is a researcher, writer and expert on artists’ matters within the ecology of the contemporary visual arts. She currently contributes to The Guardian and Arts Professional and has edited or written in the past for a-n The Artists Information Company, A&C Black and Thames and Hudson. A passionate advocate for the value of artists and the artist-led to cultural life she has provided insight to commissions and inquiries locally, nationally and internationally and is a visiting lecturer at a various centres and universities. In 2015, she was awarded an MBE for her services to the arts. Alongside mentoring for individual artists and consultancy for artist-led and small-scale initiatives, she is a Board member of Redeye: the Photography Network and has been a researcher adviser to East Street Arts. Whilst Director of a-n The Artists Information Company until 2014, she worked with the AIR Council of artists to develop the Paying Artists research programme and advocacy campaign. Her current research through PhD study at MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art addresses the relationship of arts policies to artists’ creative practices and their livelihoods and will generate a new rationale for conducive environments which can better foster the talents of artists in future. Kaplinsky, Helen Helen Kaplinsky is an independent curator based in London, specialising in public collections and commissioning emerging artists. Collections work includes as EastCoast Fellow with the Contemporary Art Society producing an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2013 and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in 2014. Working with the Arts Council Collection she curated ‘Image as Witness’ for the European Commission (2013, London) and ‘British Modern Remade’ at Park Hill Estate (2012, Sheffield). She has showcased emerged artists internationally including ’Self-Interruption’ at Jack Chiles Gallery (2013, NYC), ‘When Platitudes Become Form’ public programme at Mercer Union (2013, Toronto), ‘I Did It My Way Way’ (2011, Ceiling Space, China), ‘Thrall’dom’ at LIMAZULU and ‘Auto Couture’ at a bespoke automotive showroom (both London 2012). She lectures in Art and Design history at the City Literacy Institute (London) and is currently cocurating a set of residencies based at Islington Mill (Salford, UK). Keys, Geof Geof Keys is Artistic Director of Queen’s Hall Arts, based at the arts centre in Hexham. He has over 30 years’ experience of touring and building-based work, including stints with Orchard Theatre Company, The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Chipping Norton Theatre and Wildcat Stage Productions. Recent directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and Aesop’s Fables for Mad Alice TC, Stuff and Bottling It for the Bite Size Theatre Programme, and the dance/visual arts collaboration Talking Without Words. As well as his specialisation in drama, Geof has a keen interest in dance – commissioning residencies at the Queen’s Hall, monitoring for Arts Council England (1999 to 2002) and researching international work under the DanceXchange programme. Geof is currently leading a number of county-wide developments in Northumberland, including youth dance, small-scale drama and mobile cinema. Khan, Yasmin Yasmin Khan is an independent cultural advisor, curator, producer and freelance writer. Her multi-disciplinary work practice stems from a deep interest in the cultural intersections of science, art and identity. She originally trained as a bioscientist and has a Master’s degree in Science and Culture from Birkbeck College, London. Previously she was Interpretation Manager at the British Library and the Curator Team Manager at the Science Museum. In 2011 Yasmin was awarded the Wellcome Trust Creative Fellowship on the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme. In 2012, Yasmin worked with the Mayor of London's culture team during her secondment to Big Dance which formed a central part of the London 2012 Festival. Yasmin is the founder of Sindbad SciFi: Re-imagining Arab Science Fiction which is an evolving creative movement initiated in partnership with the Nour Festival of Arts. Her research interests include gender mainstreaming, cultural diplomacy and soft power. She is a blogger for the Guardian Culture Professional Network and exhibition reviewer for the Museums Journal. Kiernan, Anna Anna Kiernan is a partner at Thread, a training and creative agency (www.wearethread.com). Anna is also a Senior Lecturer in Writing at Falmouth University. Previously, she was Course Leader of the MA in Publishing at Kingston University. She is a writer and editor with research expertise in contemporary publishing and reading practices, life writing and arts journalism. Anna has worked as an editor at publishers such as André Deutsch and Simon & Schuster. Her publications include the anti-war anthology Voices for Peace (Scribner 2001) and Bit on the Side: Work, Sex, Love, Loss and Own Goals (Parthian 2007), as well a book about literary drinkers. She has also contributed to academic books and journals and to publications such as The Guardian and The Times Literary Supplement. Anna was a co-investigator on the AHRC-funded oral history project Museum Lives at the Natural History Museum. She is a National Advisor at Arts Council Wales and her first poetry chapbook, Pick Me Up, will be published by Atlantic Press this year. Laird, Kate Kate is a freelance producer specialising in combined arts, outdoor arts, carnival and theatre. She is founding Creative Producer with site specific video mapping artists ‘Shared Space and Light’, who believe that every building has a story to tell and so seek to reveal these hidden narratives through unique site specific projection events using a combination of moving image, sound and light. She has produced events across the country with Shared Space and Light collaborating with Wild Works, The World Famous and Zap Arts as well as the companies own commissioned work. Kate is also Co- Producer of Copperdollar, an immersive theatre company who place the audience at the core of their work. They explore the possibilities of art and technology within a theatrical setting. Copperdollar’s work has toured extensively in the UK to Festivals including Glastonbury, National Theatre ‘Watch this space’ festival and venues such as The Spiegeltent and The Old Market. Kate has worked at regional and national level within Combined Arts and Theatre for Arts Council England. Following five active years on the Board of Brighton Carnival Association, programming and assisting with the running of the carnival, she is involved with Kemptown carnival and is on the board of Directors of Mandinga Arts. Kate has recently been working ‘Saltlick Theatre’ and The Karavan Ensemble on two solo pieces of small scale theatre. Lane, David David is an award-nominated playwright and dramaturg and has been making and developing new plays in a wide variety of contexts since 2002, including long-term associations with Goldsmiths College (Co-Convenor, MA Writing for Performance 2006 – 2013) and Exeter University Module Leader in BA Dramaturgy and BA Playwriting. He has written over a dozen plays for young people, including with Half Moon Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Chichester Festival Theatre, British School of Beijing, Salisbury Playhouse, Cheltenham Everyman and the egg. Commissions for adult audiences include productions at Theatre 503, Theatre West and Tobacco Factory Theatres. As a dramaturg he has worked with awardwinning devising companies and facilitated writer development programmes and workshops. He is the author of Contemporary British Drama (Edinburgh University Press, 2010) and a series contributor to the Modern British Playwriting series (Methuen) as well as having published articles on playwriting and dramaturgy featured in Studies in Theatre and Performance and the Exeter University Research Seminar Series. Lane, Hilary Hilary Lane an independent curator and writer. As a senior Arts Officer at Arts Council England she worked with galleries and artist-led organisations nationally. Hilary has devised and selected a number of exhibitions based on the Arts Council and other public collections and has worked as a gallery director and writer on the visual arts. Hilary was the Cultural Strategy Manager for a county authority putting particular emphasis on and supporting gallery development. She has a specialised knowledge of 20th century constructivist art. Currently researching the role of childhood obsessions in the development of artist’s practice. Joynes, Victoria Victoria Joynes has worked in heritage and museums for 9 years which has included the Wordsworth Trust, Wilton House and Ragley Hall. She is currently working in the library and archive at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust where she has been working for the past 5 years. Whilst working in her current role she completed a Masters qualification in Heritage Management part time by distance learning with the University of Birmingham. The focus of her dissertation was the creation of narrative in Social History exhibitions. She specialises in Modern History with her undergraduate degree in Modern History and Politics from Cardiff University. Her current role comprises family history, local history, early printed books library, theatre archive collection and museum objects. She delivers talks and tours and assists visitors with their research. Law, Peter Peter Law is producer who works with technology and people to create interactive and playful experiences. He has worked on a series of award-winning games with Hide&Seek and Somethin' Else, including Papa Sangre and the latest versions of Tate Trumps, and he designed and facilitated games for Hide&Seek's Sandpit live games events. Currently he works at the advertising agency adam&eveDDB and is a member of the board of the Live Art Development Agency. Peter has also worked with Mother London, Tate Kids, Artangel, Coney, ITV, BBC, Samsung, Royal Opera House, kin Design, National Maritime Museum, Random House and Art of Digital London, and is games editor of digital publishing website TheLiteraryPlaform. In the past he has organised literary events and made programmes for BBC Radio 4. Lee, Richard Richard trained in Drama at Bretton Hall and subsequently taught in schools and the Open University. He led the Outreach Department of the Towngate Theatre before moving on to run the Holborn Centre for the Performing Arts and its Link Theatre. After a spell as the Essex County Council Arts Officer, he was appointed Director of Jerwood Space, a unique theatre/dance rehearsal facility with contemporary art gallery, where he has worked since 1998, supporting and advising a wide variety of theatre, dance and visual art practitioners. Richard has been a trustee of essexdance, Pan Intercultural Arts and is currently a trustee and Chair of Stagetext, responsible for captioning technologies and enhancing the theatre experience. Lewis-Crosby, Antony Antony Lewis-Crosby retired as Managing Director of the London Mozart Players, having previously been Chief Executive of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society and Arts Director of the Barbican Centre. Antony began his career as a concert agent and Deputy Entertainments Manager of Greenwich. He has acted as consultant to the BBC, Royal Albert Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, The Royal Society, RTE in Dublin and the Association of British Concert Halls. He was a board member of the Association of British Orchestras and recently chaired its Chamber Orchestras group. Currently, Antony is General Manager of St Luke’s Music Society, Project Manager of the Festival Chorus and Chairman of the Taylor Art Trust for the Visual Arts in Dublin. Antony’s artistic interests are broad and, beyond music, considers theatre, the visual arts and cinema important to him. He is particularly interested in the development of artistic life in small and disadvantaged communities. Little, Henry Henry Little is Chief Executive of Orchestras Live, the development agency for professional orchestral music in England. He has worked extensively in opera, initially as a freelance director with the English National Opera, Royal Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Tour and Opera 80. Henry was General Manager of British Youth Opera and worked as an Artist Manager with the Athole Still International Artists Management. Between 1998 and 2008, he worked at Arts Council in a variety of roles: Touring Officer for Opera and Music, Head of Opera and Music Theatre and Interim Director of Music Strategy, leading the Council’s 2009–12 investment strategy for music. Henry is Chairman of the National Opera Co-ordinating Committee, has worked as an adviser on opera strategy for the Arts Council of Ireland and is a regular collaborator with Opera Europa, the industry body for European opera for whom he has given speeches and written several articles. Lord, Frances Frances Lord is a freelance consultant based in East Sussex whose specialism is in the visual arts and crafts. Frances works with architects, developers, environmental agencies, and directly with artists and arts organisations initiating, developing and managing arts and cultural projects. She has a track record in curating, public art and commissioning, policy and strategy development, training, mentoring and evaluation. Recent projects include public art for City Park West, Chelmsford, Essex; Art in the Public Realm Framework for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council; and sessional teaching at University of the Creative Arts, Farnham (MA Craft and Design theory and analysis).