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 worked in London as a Programmes and Partnerships manager for the Affordable Art Fair and also trained as a primary school teacher while living there. She has a passion for arts education, using culture and creativity, in its broadest sense, to inspire creative thinking and expression.
She has worked organisations such as the BBC, National Trust, Princes Trust, Dulwich Picture Gallery, ArtReach and The Spark Arts for Children and has collaborated with a range of charities and partners 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.
As a qualified primary school teacher Nicola uses her skills and knowledge to design and produce educational resources to support creativity in the curriculum. 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. 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