I’m the Director of the Arts by the Sea festival within my role as Cultural Development Manager for BCP Council. I lead a small Cultural Development team within the Council who work on a huge variety of interesting and exciting projects, and I feel lucky to be able to bring creative opportunities to so many people. I moved to Bournemouth in 2016 and love it here, I’m in my happy place on my bike or at the beach.
I’m the Creative Director of the Arts by the Sea festival within my role as the Creative Producer at From the Fields, who work across the UK to create unique events in iconic spaces. I have produced and curated award-winning events and festivals across the UK and worked internationally in New Zealand and Taiwan. I have a passion for creating moments that bring people together to celebrate the distinctive cultures and communities of the places we call home. I am delighted to be able to do this in the wonderful community of Bournemouth.
I’m the Arts by the Sea festival Public Engagement Officer within my role as Senior Business Support Officer for BCP Council. I manage all the festival administration but also get to work with artists, schools, community organisations and volunteers, and I’m an Equality Champion for BCP Council. I was born in Bournemouth and have always worked for the Council in different departments – I love being in a role that brings people together through culture and creativity.
I’m an Events Manager at BCP Council and work on a variety of different events. For Arts by the Sea I implement all the logistics to deliver the festival which includes liaising with artists on their tech requirements, developing event management plans and managing the Events and Stewarding teams over the festival to ensure we deliver a safe and successful event.
I’m the festival’s Business Development Manager, working one day a week with the team to develop partnerships, create sponsorship activations and develop a long-term fundraising strategy to ensure the festival can continue to expand and grow. I started out as a Marine Biologist and am a passionate environmentalist with a love of art and culture so working with Arts by the Sea is a perfect role for me.
I’m the festival’s Cultural Engagement Officer within my role at BCP Council. I work to support the festival’s community participation and manage its sustainability initiatives and impact, including the festival’s Green Hub. Prior to BCP Council, I have worked in the Higher Education and Heritage sectors, organising community engagement events, improving access, and empowering individuals to turn their ideas into action. I love introducing people to new experiences and bringing culture to our communities.
I’m the Content and Communications Manager at HotShot Agency and oversee all the branding, artwork and creative communications for Arts by the Sea which help us connect with our audience. I started out in the music and events industry and have been with HotShot since 2018, working with a variety of festivals and events clients in the UK and overseas.
I lead the marketing strategy and digital development for Arts by the Sea as the Managing Director of HotShot Agency. I started out developing a number of global youth event brands that now operate in 12 countries attracting 200,000 customers per year and HotShot now delivers marketing and design services for a range of international brands.
I’m the Outreach Coordinator for Arts by the Sea’s Community Party event and am passionate about inclusion, participation and enabling opportunities for under-represented groups. My approach to participation is built on 20 years experience in Arts Education and Management, and I love that I get to work directly with local creatives and communities.
I’m the festival’s Programme Coordinator and my role is to find the best local and national artistic content for Arts by the Sea. I’ve worked freelance for many years in festivals and music. I own We Broke Free, an independent events and promotions company, I’m also a DJ so you may know me as Tor Da Force, an original member of the all-female collective Frau DJs. I’m a strong advocate for culture in the region and it’s great to be part of the Arts by the Sea team.