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.