Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We work with a range of partner organisations to deliver high quality cultural activities and build strong connections with communities across the Midlands.

First Art is an artistic programme that inspires communities in Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and NE Derbyshire to experience and get involved in the arts by bringing exceptional cultural experiences within reach of everyone. Vanessa’s role is to manage and provide support for the First Art programme, supporting the Director in the day to day running of First Art programme including festivals, events and activities working with a range of communities and stakeholders.

Email: vanessa@firstart.org.uk

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Vanessa is co-founder of the Midlands Dance Producing Collective working alongside producers Mark Mallabone and Amy Dalton Hardy. The Collective commissioned Earthen Lamp in Summer 2021 to conduct a study, funded by Arts Council England.

Emerge is an arts festival model which has over £1m worth of investment from Spirit 2012. The Emerge Programme involves over 1000 young participants in the production of up to 24 verbal arts festivals on April 23rd in 2017, 2018, 2019 to mark the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and is delivered in 12 Midland locations by 24 young artists with a community based collaborative commission. VCreate’s role was to lead a project management team and support each location with the skills to deliver their festival.

Nonsuch: VCreate works with Nonsuch to provide activities in and out of school, we provide high quality drama and arts opportunities as well as opportunities for children and their families to visit Nonsuch studios. Visit nonsuch