Area Manager, Gateshead and Sunderland
As Area Manager for Gateshead and Sunderland, I help to connect schools and cultural organisations together through partnerships, collaborative working and information sharing.
My background is in devising, developing and delivering cultural programmes for young children and their families in the North East. I run an arts organisation called Chalk. Chalk is a family focused organisation based in North East England which has been running since 2015. We aim to introduce children to culture through immersive activities and events, promoting accessible learning through play. Chalk engages the whole family through music, film, science, art and design, allowing children to experience and form their own ideas and opinions.
Through Chalk, I produce a festival called MAPS. MAPS Festival is a festival for the North East which explores music, art and play. MAPS aims to bring a wide breadth of high-quality cultural activity to families, without censorship or limitations, to provide activities that parents and children will enjoy in equal measure - all the culture without the compromise.
I work as a Creative Producer on a range of projects and festivals and design audience engagement programmes for cultural venues and organisations.
Outside of work I coach an Under 11s Girls football team, swim in the sea at any available opportunity and love going stomping in the hills.