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How is Market Place Run?
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. 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.
We also have a Critical Friend and an 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.
Kayleigh has a background in museums and heritage projects. For the last few years she’s been working on projects that have sought to diversify museum and gallery work forces and audiences, and reach under represented communities. She has recently completed an MA in Museum Studies with a dissertation on community engagement with museum collections. Her interest lies in working with diverse and under represented groups, and engaging communities with heritage and history.
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.
Heather has worked closely with Research as Evidence since 2007 as a researcher and has developed an expert knowledge of data collation, evaluation and analysis. Establish in 2004 Research as Evidence has created a substantial portfolio of evaluation work that demonstrates a breadth of social research experience and expertise. Research as Evidence are experts in producing evaluations that engage with a wide range of key stakeholders and participants to capture the most relevant and detailed data.