Gary has joined ArtReach in the role of Marketing and Communications Manager, bringing a wealth of experience from his intensive and stimulating five year period working as Programme Manager for Appetite in Stoke-on-Trent. Appetite is the Creative People and Places programme for Stoke, where Gary’s role required him to lead on all marketing activity (including online activity and social media) and also to take responsibility for large-scale event planning and delivery.

Gary has a B.A. in Performing Arts and has previously worked with Lincolnshire Dance, as well as establishing and leading his own Workshop Network business to promote and deliver a range of participatory cultural and creative workshops in educational and festival settings. For ArtReach Gary will be coordinating all marketing and communications activity to support Journeys Festival International, Night of Festivals and other ArtReach events programmes. He will also be the lead in advocating the ArtReach brand in the UK and internationally.