Sam Javid

/Sam Javid

Sam Javid

Sam re-joined the ArtReach team in 2018 as Executive Producer with responsibility for Night of Festivals and European development work. Having helped found Journeys Festival in 2013 he secured a place on the European Festival Association’s prestigious ‘Atelier for Festival Managers’ and came back with a blue print for what is now Journeys Festival International.

Since then Sam has worked as the Festival Producer for Big Difference Company, the charity behind the annual ‘Leicester Comedy Festival’, where he oversaw a substantial growth in festival activity and led the development of key festival infrastructure.  

In addition to his festival work Sam also has a strong awareness of non-profit governance; he was the first Young Trustee to sit on the Board of Curve theatre (2012 – 2015) and is currently on the Board of Leicester City of Sanctuary and Leicester Print Workshop.