Communities are key to shaping the programme, that’s why Creative Forums and key individuals help us identify the needs and interests of people in each town.
We also have a Critical Friend and an external evaluator, who help us monitor the project’s progress, celebrate our achievements, and point out any areas that need improvement.
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.
Lorna’s background is in museums and galleries, the arts, culture and creative industries. She was most recently been Museum Manager at Museum of Cambridge. Lorna’s career history has included North Lands Creative Glass, Timespan Museum and Arts Centre in Sutherland, Manchester City Art Galleries and the V&A.
‘I am really pleased to be joining Market Place at this exciting time, celebrating the creative activity and achievements over the last 3 years and preparing to develop the project into its second phase to bring a lasting positive impact for the people of Fenland and Forest Heath.’
John started volunteering for AdeC in 2012 and has always been very proud of the way in which the charity reaches out to areas with low arts engagement. Market Place was therefore a logical move for John to learn more about how he can help people get more out of creativity and the arts. John has a BA (Hons) in Literature and Cultural Studies from Staffordshire University.
I am a participatory artist passionate about using the arts, culture, stories and history to create a strong sense of identity, to connect and strengthen communities. .I have many years experience of co-ordinating large scale projects – collaborating with cultural venues, community groups and other artists – getting to know residents, finding creative ways to share and celebrate our stories and having fun along the way.
Jess is a heritage practitioner with experience in archiving, research, conservation, engagement, and interpretation. She is passionate about engaging people in their local heritage and dispelling the common perception that history is only about the dim and distant past. This is precisely why she was drawn to the role of ‘Pop Culture Archivist’ for the Talkin Bout My Generation project.
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.