Community Arts and Partnership Coordinator (May 2021)
Nicola’s main role at Charnwood Arts is to support the development of the Charnwood Forest Landscape Partnership project. From 2021 onwards, Celebrating Charnwood will create opportunities for creative collaboration with communities and artists leading to events, exhibitions and activities inspired by, and taking place within, Charnwood Forest. Over the past 15 years (since graduating from her MA in Art, Design and Education) Nicola has worked in the creative sector. She has a passion for arts education, using culture and creativity, in its broadest sense, to inspire creative thinking and expression.
She has worked with the National Trust, Princes Trust, Dulwich Picture Gallery and a range of charities to support young people and individuals on the ‘fringes of society’ to explore and participate in creative activities - promoting well-being, self-confidence, strengthening team work and communication skills. Nicola is a qualified primary school teacher and uses this skill to design and produce educational resources to support creativity in the curriculum – particularly aiming to support teachers with their CPD and confidence in this area. She is also a trained Arts Awards Advisor, with the ability to design and deliver Arts Awards adventures from Discover – Silver levels.
At the heart of Nicola’s work is the desire to help people experience and benefit from creativity, in all senses – educationally, physically and mentally. It’s a fact that art, creating it and experiencing it, makes you feel better. So, if you would like to join any further information about the Celebrating Charnwood project, or have any ideas you’d like to share, please get in get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org