Jacqui is an arts consultant and arts producer. She is currently Programme Director for the £1 million Arts Council England funded Creative People and Places programme for the New Forest, Culture in Common. Jacqui has worked for English National Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, 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. From 2017 to 2022, Jacqui was a Programme Manager and Producer for Coventry City of Culture, UK City of Culture 2021-22.
For Coventry City of Culture Jacqui was responsible for coordinating a number of high quality artistic 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 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, a £1.7 million project 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 a number of projects including three Outdoor Arts Events, Festival of Ideas and Creative Europe School of Participation and many other projects for Coventry's UK City of Culture year May 2021 - May 2022. Jacqui is now enjoying the new challenge of developing a co-created programme for the New Forest.
m: 07811 469378
BA LLB (Cape Town), MA (Arts Policy and Management, Birkbeck)
Danielle’s experience as a freelance arts and charity consultant extends from 2005. This followed 15 years working as a solicitor specialising in charity law, as well as with intellectual property, contractual and other legal matters for charities and businesses.
She has a thorough understanding of charity and CIC governance, and their legal structure, registration and reporting requirements. This is based also on her extensive experience as a charity trustee and senior executive roles within arts and community organisations.
Danielle can offer advice and support with set up, change and registration of new and evolving not-for-profit organisations, and guidance to organisations and individuals on to their optimum legal structure and their rights and responsibilities. She has delivered training in ‘legal essentials’ for producers and arts management students, as well as charity administration services.
As an arts professional her projects have included management of large scale festivals - an annual street carnival, music and photography festivals - and smaller, community based arts projects.
Other experience includes research and consultation leading to options reports for trustees, feasibility studies to support funding applications and evaluation of arts projects and programmes.
Sector experience includes community arts, museums, music, visual arts, health and social care (including dementia-friendly arts), and young people’s learning. Practical experience includes fundraising, project planning, budget management, publicity and evaluation.
Danielle values and promotes collaborative and partnership working for inspiriting and effective artistic, community and learning impacts. The importance of inclusivity and environmental impact have always informed her work and she is currently involved in the learning and developmental work of the Oxford Cultural Anti-Racism Alliance and Green Arts Oxfordshire Network.
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.
Dr Myfanwy Lloyd is an 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.
Current research includes ‘Letters from Liberation: Naomi and Arthur’, supported by the Holocaust Museum Houston and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum. She recently co-curated ‘Owning the Past: From Mesopotamia to Iraq’ at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, developed with local people from the Middle East diaspora. Her previous initiative, the ‘Nice Cup of Tea’ programme of exhibitions & events linked the everyday cup of tea to the complex history of Empire, colonial trade and transatlantic slavery. See her projects here.
Myfanwy has extensive experience of turning archival research and scholarly text into engaging narrative, accessible talks and visually stimulating exhibition ideas. She is creative and imaginative, always looking for the ways in which to link history to current concerns and to widen the public interest in the historical.
Her work 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.
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