Indi Sandhu – Manager
Indi began his career in the Arts at Kent County Council Arts & Libraries managing and programming gallery spaces in Dartford and Gravesend, setting up the Sir Peter Blake Gallery in Dartford Library, which was officially opened by Sir Perter Blake in 2008. After joining the Arts Development team in Maidstone he was seconded to Creative Partnerships Kent.
Indi has worked with Hextable Dance in the development stages for community engagement and participation through the Hextable International Festival and Screen South to deliver the Summer Screen learning and participation media project throughout Kent. In 2008 he left Kent County Council to work with Essex Cultural Diversity Project supporting cultural diversity in the arts and heritage sector through partnership working with Essex County Council and Essex Racial Equality Council.
As Manager for Essex Cultural Diversity Project Indi has initiated county-wide projects such as Intermix and Creative Diversity Hubs, developing and advocating for cultural diversity programming and diverse artist development in Essex.
Yogesh Taylor – Creative Digital Assistant
A highly motivated and confident individual, who uses his creative problem solving skills to design and implement projects that are grass-roots & community-led, with the aim of creating greater social impact. Yogesh has experience in working with Royal Opera House Bridge assisting them with their communications with graphic design work, producing annual reports and email marketing material. Previously to that, he worked with Kinetika and co-founded an initiative called Ideas Hub Chelmsford. At Kinetika he curated their social media streams and put together the newsletters, whilst at the Ideas Hub he oversaw its communications and marketing activities.
Jenny Williams – Associate Producer
Jenny has worked in the field of equality and diversity within an arts context for a number of years. Her in-depth of understanding of arts diversity practice has been developed over many years in the arts and has included Head of Diversity for Arts Council England, national office. Previous to this, Jenny’s interest was first ignited as Education Director at Tricycle Theatre where she worked alongside diverse communities, audiences and artists.
Jenny has a full understanding of the arts, having worked for other major organisations including English Touring Opera, fundraiser and for Local Government[s] setting the strategic local framework for arts policy. Jenny is a Clore Fellow 2007/8.
Monika Akila Richards – Associate
Monika’s professional experience is in the arts and cultural sector leading artistic and professional development initiatives between organisations and schools with diverse groups, communities and individuals. She has led on participative research projects in the Voluntary Sector, worked for Arts Council England as Diversity Officer and at Southbank managing a community partnership programme. Monika is an accredited coach supporting artists and groups in their ambitions. She took part in an international Cultural Leadership Programme developing artistic collaborations.
In her artistic practice Monika is a published writer and spoken word artist and has managed participative literature projects in educational and community settings and taking part in international collaborations.
Daisy Lees – Freelance Producer
Daisy Lees started her arts career in public and commercial art galleries in Cambridge, going on to co-found the world music venue Café Afrika. For the past ten years she has gained experience in consultation and community arts events festival production and management. Passionate about the social, emotional and educational benefits of all forms of art activity, Daisy has specialised as an arts events producer and curator in intercultural combined arts.
Daisy has inspired confidence in artists, audiences, funding bodies, venues and charities through her work and has strong links with arts organisations throughout the UK. She has worked closely in partnership with both corporate and public sector organisations. Daisy holds a Batchelor of Arts in Cultural Studies and a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies.
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