Market Place is about people coming together for one good cause. This project is run by a Consortium of Partners, where each contributes to the strategic direction of the programme. Market Place Project Team are appointed by the Consortium to guide and deliver the programme reporting to the Consortium and funders on a regular basis.
ADEC is the lead Consortium Partner. 20Twenty Productions CIC is an organisation in Fenland with unique knowledge and understanding of the arts scene and audiences in the seven market towns. The New Wolsey Theatre consults on artistic programming and marketing. Festival Bridge represented by Steph Hogger, who Chairs the Consortium, give an insight into the arts world across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, link us with education providers in these areas.
Communities are key to shaping the programme, that’s why Creative Forums help us identify the needs and interests of people in each town. Creative Forums act as a productive network of creative producers spotting local opportunities and evaluating the proposals. Creative Forum Coordinators and the Market Place team work closely with the Forums to initiate projects and activities in the seven market towns.
Finally, all our work is shared across the nation with our peers who are working on Creative People and Places projects in different locations across the UK. It is a great network to learn from, share with, turn for advice to, and a place to celebrate our local partners and artists.
Ali is a passionate supporter of the arts and creativity. She has her own arts practice, exhibited her work nationally. Her core ethos centres on making the arts accessible to all.
As a longstanding arts educator with over 20 years experience, she has delivered a diverse range of activities and events in both educational and community settings.
Ali is also a partner in the ‘Meander’ collaboration – a project developed as a tool for engagement by taking art on location and encouraging community collaborations.
Catherine has had a varied career in the arts. She is happiest when she can help make creative things happen. She has a long association with the Grand Union Orchestra as their General Manager and Learning and Participation Director. She ran a series of award-winning Big Draw projects at the Gardens of Easton Lodge and has grown a surprising programme of artist residencies and community focused events in the market town of Great Dunmow with her company High Stile Projects.
Kate has developed a diverse career in theatre running her own company Jumped Up Theatre, working for a number of organisations, from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Manchester Royal Exchange, in a range of roles from Assistant Director to Education Officer. Kate has also managed venues and delivered workshops in schools. For the past three years she has been running audience development projects in Peterborough – including being the lead partner for their Creative People & Places programme. Her career may have shifted from rehearsal rooms, but the heart of her work is still the same: audiences.
Arsh Gill is a newly marketing graduate student, who has covered modules such as promoting businesses and re-branding campaigns for Dog Rescue Federation and West Bromwich Albion F.C. Being a British Indo-Chinese, she has a great insight of multiple cultures and is passionate about arts and cultural events. She is very keen on promoting diversity and bringing people together from different communities.
Katherine is the Managing Director of 20TwentyProductions, an arts organisation based within Cambridgeshire offering children and young people creative opportunities within the performing arts, film, digital media, arts and crafts, events and music as well as providing general community arts support. She is a successful collaborator with a passion for youth theatre, music, and community engagement. Katherine can easily do several things at a time, even better than Caesar could!
Ruth has a 20 year career as a researcher and cultural policy advisor, developing approaches that embed research and evaluation into creative delivery. She’s been involved in various cultural projects including managing the evaluation of Liverpool 08 – European Capital of Culture, and advising on the development of Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture, as well as the evaluation of Transported Creative People and Places Programme. Her enthusiasm lies in making research and evaluation useful for communities and organisations and showing the value that art can bring to people of all ages and backgrounds.