After graduating from an Honours Degree in English Literature and Drama and Theatre Arts, Claire initially began her career in the heritage sector, working for Winterbourne House and Garden in Birmingham. Claire’s responsibilities covered a large remit including event delivery, educational programmes 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. In her position as Producer at ArtReach, she leads on all programming, engagement and commissioning activities for the Portsmouth festival and wrap-around programme.