Gary joined ArtReach in the role of Marketing and Communications Manager, bringing a wealth of experience from his intensive and stimulating six 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 all marketing activity (including online and social media activity) as well as taking responsibility for large-scale event planning and delivery.

Gary has a B.A. in Performing Arts and 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. Gary coordinates all marketing and communications activity to support Journeys Festival International, Liberty UK Festival, the Liberty EU project and the consultancy team at ArtReach. He is also the lead in advocating the ArtReach brand in the UK and internationally.