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  • David Hill

    Managing Director

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  • David Hill

    Managing Director


    David Hill has thirty years experience in cultural management, theatre and arts event direction, combining senior management and chief executive experience through commercial, subsidised arts and community arts sectors. He has been a successful theatre practitioner and director (Everyman Theatre Cheltenham; Theatre Station Blyth, Northumberland) working with many national and international artists, and was the first Marketing Director at the 2,000 seat Birmingham Hippodrome. David has been an adviser to several Arts Council England regional offices and is currently a board member and Trustee (Vice Chair) of Curve, Leicester, Chair of Leicester Arts Festivals and a Trustee of Winchester Theatre Royal (in which capacity he is Chair of Hat Fair, the UK’s oldest street arts festival).

    wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hill_(arts_director) 

  • Nicola Middler

    Executive Producer

    Nicola has an MA in Art, Design and Education, as well as Qualified Teacher Status, and joins ArtReach with particular responsibility for development of  Journeys Festival International, our programme of Refugee Artist work through Platforma and our visual arts initiatives. She will also act as a consultant on a portfolio of ArtReach projects.  Nicola spent five years as Programmes and Partnership Manager for the Affordable Art Fair in London, successfully developing a wide programme including outdoor installations, interactive artwork, sculpture gardens, educational programmes and workshops. She also has extensive experience of work with children and young people and taught within the diverse community at Sheringham Primary School in Newham, London.

  • Wissam Khodur

    Executive Producer - Night of Festivals

    Previously based in Dubai, Wissam joins the ArtReach team as the Executive Producer of Night of Festivals, bringing with him substantial connections in the music industry and a strong commitment to the festival mission.

    Wissam previously worked as Executive Director at Global Gumbo Group, the company behind Dubai Music Week, which was founded by international music icon Quincy Jones. Before that, Wissam was the Managing Partner at Ohm Events, behind the Chill Out Festival, Dubai.

    An established performer himself, Wissam is also known as rapper Eslam Jawaad. His debut album ‘The Mammoth Tusk’ was released in 2009 and is considered an international advancement for Arabic hip-hop with support from major international artists and producers.

  • Charlotte Mountford

    Producer

    Charlotte Mountford is an arts and events producer, formerly based in Greater Manchester. She has previously worked with 24:7 Theatre Festival, The Library Theatre Company, CBBC, Cbeebies, Box of Tricks Theatre Company, Dominic Berry, Burnley Arts Centre, and The Lowry. Charlotte founded The Producers’ Network North West and Flow Salford festival. She has most recently worked with Action Transport Theatre, Waterside Arts Centre, Creative Industries Trafford, Josh Coates, Oliver Sykes and The Bare Project. Charlotte is joining the ArtReach team as a producer, specialising in festivals and artist and audience engagement for Journeys Festival International 2016.
  • Aoife Daniels

    Operations and Administration Manager

    Aoife returns to ArtReach as Operations and Administration Manager, having previously worked on the Three Cities Create and Connect and Under Scan Projects, as Marketing and Project Co-ordinator. Aoife has a BA in Dance and Culture and has had extensive arts administration experience working with ArtReach and Lincoln City Council as Assistant Arts Officer; Arts Officer; and Lincoln Drill Hall Manager (during the capital phase of the project). Following a career break to bring up her two children, Aoife managed the office of a POS company, but is now delighted to be back working in the arts.

  • Mary Rahman

    Mary Rahman PR - PR Agents to ArtReach

    After completing her MSc Media and Communications from the London School of Economics,  Mary Rahman began her career as Press Officer of Theatre Royal Stratford East working on the re-opening of the Theatre and the season of shows and associated events. She then gained PR Agency experience working as a Senior Account Executive for Northern Profile PR Agency with a portfolio of entertainment clients such as ‘Greggs- the musical’ to launching new BBC children’s TV show ‘I Love Mummy’ with actor Elyes Gabel. In April 2003, Mary Rahman launched Mary Rahman Public Relations- MRPR and has been working steadily for the last 15 years within the arts and film industry working with a list of high-profile clients from the sector both within the UK and internationally. Her clients have included Southbank Centre, BAFTA, Rich Mix, sampad, Hackney Empire, University of East London, National Theatre, Venice Biennale, BBC Asian Network, Craftspace and the BBC Proms. She specialises in campaigns that focus on engaging with diverse communities and promoting multicultural work.

  • Emily Ann Harris

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    Emily is a dynamic arts marketing professional with an Honours Degree in History of Art. She began her career delivering PR and events for Mark Hix’s CNB Gallery in London, but quickly set up her own organisation, Art Baby Northampton, which immediately embarked on an international project in the wake of the Nepal earthquake. Emily’s organisation worked with the Nepal Schools Trust to host a four week programme encouraging independent thinking through artistic activity. This innovative arts education work is now being cascaded to fifty more schools in the region. Emily has led successful marketing and PR activity for Nourish in Northampton, for OCEE Design as part of Clerkenwell Design Week, and for Cambridgeshire County Council.

  • Chris Mellor

    Associate

    Chris currently works part-time for Arts Council England managing the strategic Cultural Destinations Tourist programme for the South East with Visit England and the regional DMO’s and LEP’s (as well as other strategic roles). He has many years’ experience of developing and delivering strategic cultural based visitor economy plans and large-scale funding applications for local authorities, including London Borough of Camden, LB Wandsworth, City of Aberdeen and Chorley Borough Council. He has been the Artistic Director of four middle scale theatres (Harrow Arts Centre, the Cockpit, Astley Hall and the Broadway Barking), substantially developing their arts and events programmes. Chris’s combined artistic development and strategic planning skills perfectly complement the ArtReach portfolio of creative producing and consultancy.

  • Tammy Bedford

    Associate

    Tammy is an independent arts development specialist with thirty years’ experience in strategic development, project management and commissioning across a range of art forms. Formerly Arts Manager with Reading Borough Council, Tammy has built a strong portfolio of freelance work which currently includes being World of Art producer for WOMAD, a consultant with the Earley Charity, Public Art Consultant for RBWM, and Project Manager for the New Dimensions music project in Hampshire. Tammy has worked with the ArtReach team over many years and is currently an Associate providing input to a range of ArtReach projects.

  • Laurel Ashton

    Associate

    Laurel brings exceptional specialist fundraising skills to the ArtReach Associate team. Her background includes focused development work with the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, the London Symphony Orchestra and Welsh National Opera. From 2008-2010 Laurel was Head of Sponsorship for English National Opera. However, Laurel is also an accomplished arts manager having worked for for BBC National Orchestra of Wales and been part of the team responsible (2010-2012) for the delivery of Face Britain, a national arts initiative for children and young people aged 4-16. Based in Maidenhead, Laurel is working with ArtReach on Night of Festivals development and fundraising for Northwood Community Arts.

  • Jameela Gunasekara

    Finance Manager

    Originally from Sri Lanka, Jameela is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, with specialism in book keeping, financial and management accounting and taxation. She started as an audit trainee and after a long career in corporate financial management,  Jameela joined ArtReach in early 2012 in time to work on the complexities of Night of Festivals and European Union funding! She has also helped to establish the accounting system for Dom Coyote Productions. Jameela lives in Maidenhead, has two children and is a keen tennis player.

  • Simon Brown

    Events and Special Projects Manager

    Simon joins ArtReach as Events and Special Projects Manager, and will contribute to development and delivery of Night of Festivals and Journeys Festival International events, as well as taking a strategic lead on a range of new projects and initiatives.  He will also provide consultancy input and specialist event management support to ArtReach assisted projects such as MK IAC’s Art in the Park.

    Previously Simon has enjoyed a successful career in the Festival and Events Department at Leicester City Council, where his most recent post has been as Senior Festivals and Events Officer. Amongst other work Simon has been responsible for developing Leicester’s City Festival and Castle Park Festivals and he has also played a key role in the coordination of the Riverside Festival, Diwali Celebrations, Rugby World Cup cultural programme and Abbey Park Bonfire Events. He has also been Cultural Programme Coordinator for the city and, in 2009, played the key role as Ceremonies Director of the Special Olympics. As part of his work at ArtReach Simon also provides lecturing input at De Montfort University providing both post and undergraduate teaching in event management practice.

  • Jennifer Tipton

    Young Producer - Journeys Festival International Portsmouth

    Since completing a degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, Jennifer has worked on projects that put her interests in curation and community engagement at the forefront. She has previously worked with organisations including Portsmouth Cathedral, Aespia Festival, and non-profit CIC Live Art Local. As a curator at Sticks Gallery, Jennifer has initiated projects emphasising community participation and collaboration in Portsmouth and its surrounding areas. This year, she was appointed Non-Executive Director of Live Art Local, and plans to continue working to develop creative initiatives in regional areas along the south coast. Jennifer joins ArtReach as the Young Producer of Journeys Festival International in Portsmouth.

  • Claire Woollard

    Assistant Producer - Journeys Festival International Portsmouth

    After graduating from an Honours Degree in English Literature and Drama and Theatre Arts, Claire initially began her career in heritage, working for Winterbourne House and Garden in Birmingham. Claire’s responsibilities covered a large remit, including events, education and managing all artists in residence at the site. Claire left the organisation in 2016 to pursue a career in arts events, working with organisations such as The Old Rep Theatre, The GAP and Open Theatre to produce events and projects across Birmingham. As part of Southside Producers, Claire worked alongside Beatfreeks and MAIA Creatives to produce events for Birmingham City Council, Friction Arts and ON THE EDGE Festival. Claire has joined the ArtReach team as Assistant Producer for Journeys Festival International Portsmouth that will be taking place in October.

  • Daniel Williamson

    Assistant Producer - Journeys Festival International Manchester

    Daniel is an experienced producer and project manager working in the arts since graduating with a BA in Fine Art. He was a core and founding member of Nottingham based art group Reactor Projects before moving to Manchester and working as Director of Didsbury Arts Festival. He has also recently worked at Barnaby Festival in his hometown of Macclesfield. Daniel is a founding member and Trustee at Friends of Stretford Public Hall where he is passionate about developing this new community and cultural venue. He currently lives in Stretford and joins ArtReach as Assistant Producer for Journeys Festival International in Manchester.

  • Elaine Williamson

    Porject Manager - Journeys Festival International Leicester

    Elaine has a BA Hons in Theatre Arts from Nottingham Trent University and is a confident and passionate advocate for outreach projects within the arts.  With substantial experience of project management within a creative environment and the recruitment, engagement, management, and overseeing of training of individuals and groups of volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, to produce regional and nationally acclaimed wider arts projects.

    After three successful years delivering projects for Sheffield Theatres, Elaine is thrilled to be working back in her home county of the East Midlands as a Project Manager with ArtReach for this year’s Journeys Festival International.

  • Oli Page

    Assistant Producer - Journeys Festival International Leicester

    Oli previously undertook a six-month internship with ArtReach in 2014 as part of the Creative Employment Programme and returns to ArtReach as Assistant Producer. Oli achieved BA(Hons) Screen Studies at Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 and is currently completing his MSc Cultural Events Management at De Montfort University. Oli has gained events experience at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Celluloid Screams Horror Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival and De Montfort University and has previously worked as a freelance Stage Manager for ArtReach events such as Night of Festivals, Journeys Festival International, MKIAC Art in the Park and Corby Mardi Gras. Oli joins the ArtReach team as Assistant Producer for Journeys Festival International Leicester.

  • Sashwati Mira Sengupta

    Associate Producer - Journeys Festival International

    Sashwati has 15 years of music and arts events production experience, particularly in Refugee, roots & global live music, DJing, festivals & clubnights. Following her degree at SOAS, she worked with renowned BBC radio presenters Max Reinhardt and Rita Ray on their innovative music events and the Shrine afrobeat clubnights in East London. She also worked on media, press and community liaison approaches for BBC Radio 3′s Africa On Your Street website and the BBC Africa 05 season.
    In 2011 Sashwati founded the Manchester based Satellite State Disko DJ collective playing music sourced from South Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Roma communities. As a musician Sashwati has played keyboards and accordion with a bands in Manchester. In the past few years she has been curating Refugee Week in London, delivering music programmes with refugees and creating collaborations with established UK artists. Sashwati joins the ArtReach team as an Associate Producer providing input into the music programme for Journeys Festival International in Manchester and Leicester, and Night of Festivals in Leicester.
  • Ella Kilford

    Young Producer - Journeys Festival International Leicester

    Ella is a graduate in History of Art from the University of Birmingham and has an interest in working on creative projects that make a positive difference to society. During her studies Ella volunteered in the learning and access department at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. After graduation she curated arts and music events for an independent deli based in the creative quarter of Nottingham. Ella then undertook a digital marketing internship with POSH Graffiti and acted as their creative photographer which she incorporated into a digital marketing campaign whilst travelling around Indonesia, South Asia and New Zealand. Ella has worked and volunteered with Nottingham Contemporary as a member of  the Collabor-8 group in which she organised music and film events for young people aged 15-25, which included events for young refugees.

  • Nuria Lopez

    Nuria Lopez - Young Producer

    Nuria Lopez is an Art Curator and Sociologist from Spain, graduated with an MA in Contemporary Curating from Manchester School of Art in 2016. Nuria’s curatorial practice focuses on international projects that offer a platform to support early and mid-career artists. Her experience includes working as an artist liaison and curator for art institutions such as Art Represent, Pure Evil Gallery (London), Grosvenor Gallery, SLOE Gallery, and Metropolitan University (Manchester). Previous to her role with ArtReach,One of the most recent projects where she has been involved, includes the ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2017 at HOME (Manchester). Nuria joins ArtReach as the Young Producer of Journeys Festival International in Manchester.