Tell us about yourself
I am a dance-theatre-maker based in the Midlands. With my company, Calico, I create movement-driven work that facilitates important social conversations. I am all about art that elevates voices, serves communities, and asks important questions, even if it doesn’t always give the answers.
What excites you about being part of the ARTCRY panel?
My first ever funded project, Curfew, was funded by ARTCRY. Having already been on the artists side of the Artcry exchange, and receiving immeasurable support and advice on my own project, I am so excited to do the same for fellow artists! I can’t wait to play a part in the materialisation of such inspiring projects, and to support ideas that are genuinely important to real people.
What components would your dream application have?
My dream application would be passion-filled, and demonstrate a clear drive to use art to create change. It would be backed, of course, by a relevant and urgent political mission, and a plan of action for achieving change, whether by communicating unheard experiences, holding people accountable, calling people to action, or giving us a new perspective.
The Steering Committee
The company directors and panel are involved on an individual capacity, not representing their organisations and on a voluntary basis.