Jacqui is an arts consultant and arts producer. She has worked for English National Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Bridewell Theatre in London. She was director of Camberwell Arts Festival and an independent producer before moving to Oxford in 2006 to join Oxfordshire's cultural development agency as Head of Culture until 2016. Jacqui now manages the 'Coventry Great Place Project' for Coventry City of Culture in the build up to the city becoming UK City of Culture in 2021.
For Coventry City of Culture Jacqui is responsible for coordinating a number of high quality artistic and research projects similar to her role in Oxford where she additionally provided advice and support to Oxfordshire’s 70 professional arts and festival organizations and coordinated countywide programmes. These included Oxfordshire 2007 celebrating 1000 years of the county, the Thames Valley's Cultural Olympiad project, Tree of Light in 2012 and Shakespeare Oxford 2016.
Jacqui has produced plays and musicals for theatre tours, outdoor events and processions, heritage and literary projects. She has organised cultural forums, symposia and platform events to support the ambitions of cultural organisations and advocate for culture in society. She has also initiated creative learning projects in schools, brokering relationships with artists and arts organisations and running specially devised creative workshops to tackle specific issues.
In 2017, Jacqui took on the project management of Coventry's Great Place scheme, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England which involved developing research and performance projects with local and national cultural organisations which put arts and heritage at the centre of the place making vision for Coventry. In 2020 she became a Programme Manager for Coventry City of Culture Trust, managing an Outdoor Arts Festival, Festival of Ideas and many other projects for Coventry's UK City of Culture year May 2021 - May 2022.
m: 07981 567165
Angeli is an experienced policy and partnership development manager and evaluator. She has worked in arts and cultural development to plan and deliver countywide initiatives, working with partner organisations in countryside, heritage, libraries, education, sport & leisure, health & social care. Her background is in strategic cultural development where she worked in Oxfordshire's first county wide cultural strategy.
Following this she moved policy and partnership development in commissioning for education, health and social care for adults and children; she co-ordinated countywide public partnership boards supporting members of the public and third sector organisations to co-develop and co-produce commissioning plans.
Recent projects include policy development, performance reporting and action planning in patient experience and public involvement in health services. The focus being on equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring that those from seldom heard communities and those protected by the Equality Act 2010 have their voices heard.
Angeli regularly undertakes independent project evaluations for organisations wishing to achieve positive outcomes for participants and communities; ranging from three year nationally funded projects reaching hundreds, to volunteer run programmes run on a shoe string.
m: 077708 12152
Ruth is a curator and arts consultant specialising in public art and arts and health projects. She has extensive experience in developing public art strategies, curating and managing contemporary arts commissions and arts/science collaborations, and initiating public engagement programmes, as well as writing funding bids to support them.
Ruth has worked for over 20 years curating and commissioning contemporary art – for the British Council (1989-92), The Photographers’ Gallery (1992-7), the Mead Gallery at Warwick University (1997) and Artpoint, the region’s public art agency (1997-2005). Working for Artpoint she developed a wide range of arts commissions for housing schemes, universities, police stations, schools, hospitals, arts centres and galleries, as well as parks and cycle routes. She also edited the publication Re Views: Artists and Public Space (Black Dog), an extensive review of Artpoint’s projects, focussing on the artist’s experience within public art practice.
Over the past decade her freelance work has focused on commissioning arts projects for academic and health environments including new commissions for Oxford Brookes University and the Oxford Fertility Clinic, and the development of artlink, an ongoing arts and music programme for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to enhance the hospital environment for patients visitors and staff - see www.ouh.nhs.uk/artlink.
m: 07977 911458
Myfanwy is a historian with a wealth of experience outside the ivory towers. She has worked with museums and community groups on exhibitions, projects and oral history collection, with a particular focus on ‘difficult’ histories and challenging stories. Her regular teaching for the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University focuses on memory studies, new ways of writing history, and women’s narratives.
After completing her PhD in History, Myfanwy worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Social Policy in Oxford University before moving to Oxfordshire County Council as an Equalities Adviser. She has extensive experience of research, policy, and working in politically complex situations.
As a freelance Programme Manager for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Myfanwy built up a network of Academic Advisers and collaboration with national museums. Her work always reflects her ongoing commitment to social inclusion, with engagement projects that have included refugees and asylum seekers, pupils at risk of school exclusion, schools in areas of relative deprivation, and forging links between charities and Oxford University.
She is experienced at negotiating in-kind support for voluntary institutions and is particularly proud to have secured the free loan of a collection of Second World War military underwear for a recent exhibition.