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Featured full members

Sonia Ben Achoura

Artist and Psychologist

Ellen Zaks

Artist, published poet, and dancer

Lorwen Nagle

Psychologist artist

Alex Deadman

Ticketing and music event pioneer.

Crista Cloutier

The artist whisperer

Patrick OLeary

Creative Producer Theatre

Rossie Henderson-Begg

Abstract Ocean Artist

Ben Love

Founder of Ballet Soul, Artistic Director and Choreographer.

Natasha Johl

Mindful art photographer

Paula Moore

Arts advocate and podcast host

Robert Rund MBA CFRE FRSA

Music education pioneer

Claire Woods

Marketing Consultant

Caroline Louise Boff FRSA

Colour Splash Artist

Vigneshwaran Velusamy

Founder of Branding Beez

Cleo Tse

Marketing, Art Project & Event Management Consultant

Sue Edworthy

Arts manager and consultant

Mark Rawson

Chinese-English translator and English-language editor

Liz Howard

Singer, Speaker, Voice Coach

Mark Pemberton

Arts Consultant

Tommy Hensel

Senior Director, Performing Arts

Nick Hill

Community entrepreneur

Mark Temple

Director

Vicki Lovegrove

Coach for creative people

Bill Bruner

President/Managing Director

Cecilia Anastos

Fine artist and Art/Wine Tours

Zoe Bottrell

Managing Director

Vicky Labinger

Mentor to interior designers

Joe Dickens

Graphic Designer

Rachel Ougier Simonin

Board member, entrepreneur & artist

Matz Skoog

Dance Career Guide

Sacha Grandoit

Accent coach

Jessica Silvester

Marketing & Communications

Joey Baron

Founder, Dream Up Consulting (Greater Boston)

Tamsin Mendelsohn

Creative coach

Trisha McCauley

Curator, artist educator, learning support, artistic mentor and IQA assessor

Paul Abbott

Events Specialist

Ingo Schrader

Architecture artist, architect, photographer and interior designer

Tristan Nunez

Vocal coach

Jasmine Sandler

Brand and digital marketing troubleshooter.

Sarah Cavallaro

Co- Director of Art Above Ground

John Holmes

Managing Director at Advantage Creative

Paul Nicholls

CEO at The Crystal Kingdom

Helena

Founder and Director management agency for classical musicians "Ederi Management"

Fonnyta Amran

Theatre-maker, director, producer, stage manager and actor

Jay Mistry

Founder of MistryMusic

Melanie Perry

Multi award-winning Film maker and broadcaster. Founder of Poppy Perry Media and CR38IVES

Elizabeth Birchwood

Visual Tribute Artist

Nicola Maurizio Palumbo

Painter

Shanel Richardson

Art director and multi-disciplinary artist

John Monday

Founder of Educate a Child International

Ole Siig

Chief Designer & Founder

Tom Silk

Growth Specialist

Ciara Scallon MCIOF FRSA

Founder of The Giving Heart and Creative Collaborator

Mandy Lacy PhD

Transformational coach

John Ferguson

Personal and Commercial Branding Photographer

Louisa Wheeler

Founder at Ilona Designs

Helen Dunnett

CRM expert

Richard Crossman

Freelance Voice Talent

Rahti Gorfieni

Coach for Creative Professionals

Christine Matovich

Founder/CEO

Levinia Jones

Creative and Cultural Specialist

Ramya Rajaraman

Founder & Director, ArtSpire

Liesbeth Berkhout

Motion-designer, botanical artist

Katie Hill

Chinese contemporary art expert.

Furrah Syed FRSA

Abstract Artist and Educator

Jack Leigh

Creative director at Eight Engines

Jennifer Robinson

Founder of Women Of The Lens and JGR Connects

Timothy Carter

Sculptor

Samantha Tauber (AKA VNCCII)

VNCCII

Nadia Belabbas Bangraa

Business strategist and growth expert

Insa Schrader

Founder of The Healing Culture Network

Rachel Dingle

Writer, event organiser, costume and wardrobe designer for theatre, founder of Show Up Productions and Show Up! Southend

Stuart Newman

Audio post production engineer

Emmanuel Bueb

CEO at Vinesia

Debbie Crouch

Artist, author, and wellness mentor.

Vincent Messelier

Artist-painter-photographer-entrepreneur

Flora Nicholson

Strategist, author, artist, and social justice activist

Liigah Thrower

Art sourcing consultant

Joachim Pfützenreuter

Composer

Samina Naz

Founder of Talking Sense Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd

Tiffany Haugen Dexter

Model and creative entrepreneur

Don Youngberg

Concert production coordinator at Yale University and Community Builder

Deborah Schull

Script and travel writer

Adrian Lyons FRSA

speaker/ writer/ education consultant

Hannah Rainy

Founder and Creative

Anjali Varma

Arts Administrator

Donna Lewis

Artist, cartoonist, and mental health advocate

Sindre Kaupang

Idea generator & filmmaker

Alan Harrison

Author/Consultant/Speaker

Jason Levinson

Consultant Content Director

John Darvell

Dance adventurer

Mahmood Reza

Accountant to the stars

Khilna Shah

Abstract Artist

Caroline Sanger-Davies

Marketing & Communications Director

KAONIS

Conceptual Fine Artist

Alexandria Denison

Photograper

John Wallace

Sales Consultant and Musical Director

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  • Ellen Zaks - the artist of canvas, word, and movement.

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Meet Ellen Zaks. Ellen Zaks, a British fine artist, published poet, and dancer, embarked on her creative journey with a Bachelor degree in Arts, specialising in art and dance from Brighton University. This foundational education provided the platform for her multidimensional approach to artistry, integrating her passion for movement with her interest in visual expression. Mark had the pleasure of learning more about Ellen's work and as always, many anecdotes and surprises came from creating her fantasy cultural year and playing the This or That game. Drawing inspiration from her background in dance, Ellen approached painting with a dancer's sensibility, viewing movement as a fundamental aspect of existence. "I paint as a dancer, beginning with a figure in motion, for I see that movement is in everything... It is the dance of life within the living universe," she eloquently expressed. This philosophy is the groundwork for her distinctive artistic style, characterised by dynamic compositions and vibrant energy. As Ellen's artistic voice matured, she found herself drawn to the enigmatic realm of quantum physics. Fascinated by the theories that unveiled the hidden dance of energies permeating the universe, she sought to capture these ethereal phenomena on canvas. Her paintings became explorations of unseen forces, depicting the interplay of polarities—force and form—in a joyous and sensuous dance of life. Exhibitions across the UK showcased Ellen's mastery of oil painting, life drawing, and charcoal sketches. Her artworks, often imbued with abstract values and figurative elements, captivated audiences and found homes in collections worldwide. Notable exhibitions included solo showcases at prestigious venues such as Targo Bank in Marbella and Nika Art Gallery in Malaga, Spain, solidifying her reputation as a visionary artist pushing the boundaries of perception. With each brushstroke, Ellen seeks to evoke the cosmic symphony of atomic fission and fusion, transcending traditional boundaries to reveal the interconnectedness of all things. Her canvases are windows into a universe pulsating with unseen energies, where human beings and their surroundings merged in a seamless dance of existence. Now, as Ellen looks to the future, she seeks new opportunities to share her vision with the world. With a keen eye for commissions and a diverse portfolio ranging from figurative portraits to abstract triptychs, she invites galleries to join her in illuminating the beauty of the unseen. Ellen Zaks continues to dance across the canvas, inviting viewers to witness the wonder of existence through her mesmerising artworks and written works. Ellen's gallery You can reach Ellen via LinkedIn and Instagram. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube and SoundCloud channels and embed them in a profile we will write about you like this one. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

  • Trisha McCauley - pioneering art curator and educator.

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Meet Trisha. Introducing Trisha McCauley, a visionary curator, artist educator, learning support and mentor, whose passion for the arts has illuminated the lives of countless individuals over the span of her 20+ year career. Trisha chose Fiji as the starting point for the fantasy cultural year I created for her. I learned a lot from her answers to my questions, exclaiming how wonderful it was meeting her. Having served as the Director of Rosetta Arts, Trisha played a pivotal role in transforming the centre into a vibrant hub of creativity in East London. Under her leadership, Rosetta Arts became more than just a visual art centre—it became a sanctuary where individuals from all walks of life could explore their creativity and unlock their potential. From pottery studios, painting rooms to darkrooms and studios for photography, Trisha ensured that the centre offered a diverse range of facilities, courses and programs, reaching out to those who often have limited access to the arts and education. Additionally, Trisha's spirit led her to be the director and curator at The Humble Gallery, a unique space dedicated to showcasing the works of emerging and mid-career artists. Through her efforts, Trisha provided a physical space for these artists to gain exposure and recognition through exhibitions and displays. The Humble Gallery also offers the artists and photographers opportunities for professional development and growth through mentorship. Trisha's expertise extends far beyond the confines of traditional gallery spaces. As an experienced IQA assessor, she has played a crucial role in ensuring the quality and integrity of various art qualifications, including NCFE, ArtAwards, City & Guilds, and Edexcel. Her skills as a teacher and facilitator are equally impressive, as she effortlessly navigates between teaching accredited and non-accredited courses to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. A graduate of Sotheby's Institute of Art, Trisha has a commitment to making arts accessible to all. Her skills in curating, gallery management, art history, and curriculum development are matched only by her passion for fostering creativity and enriching communities through the power of art. Trisha McCauley stands as a guiding light, inspiring others to embrace their artistic journey and celebrate the beauty of self-expression. You can reach Tricia via her LinkedIn here. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube channel and embed it in a profile we will write about you. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

  • Art - The Great Healer. By Caroline Boff

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Art - The Great Healer by Caroline Boff As a professional contemporary artist for several years, pursuing my MA in Fine Art has proven to be an immensely transformative journey for both myself and my art. Through this experience at the Open College of Art, I am finally creating the art I have long yearned to produce. The opportunity to study alongside fellow artists is in itself an important aspect of this journey. With a background in Economics and Sociology, I was previously a self-taught artist. However, delving into the world of art and collaborating with other artists has allowed me to truly define my identity as an artist, fostering confidence in this newfound artistic persona. My recent artwork reflects a profound imitation of life, a perfect symbiosis of art mirroring life and life echoing art. This ongoing journey, particularly highlighted in my current project titled "Out of the Shadows," signifies a personal metamorphosis. Emerging from challenging times, my art has become a conduit for enhancing my life experiences. Here are glimpses into some of my recent pieces: "Colour Your Life" "Funfair" In my view, art, especially painting in my context, holds the potential to be a potent healer, both internally and externally. Through self-expression, art can contribute to improving one's health and wellbeing, while also resonating with audiences in a self-affirming and life-affirming manner. Throughout history, art has served as a powerful mode of communication, possessing unparalleled healing capabilities. This tangible, sensory, and life-giving experience has inspired, motivated, communicated, and touched even the most resistant of audiences. Scientific research supports the healing potential of art and colour. In "Your Brain on Art," it is noted that colouring has been shown to reduce physical indicators of anxiety and perceptions of anxiety, aligning with neurobiological perspectives that suggest colouring can reduce amygdala activity. Additionally, "Interaction of Colour" by Josef Albers revolutionised perceptions of visual perception, emphasising the importance of colour sensitivity in an increasingly complex world. Amidst the challenges of our times, such as the Covid pandemic, rising living costs, identity crises, racial inequality, disillusionment, and mental health struggles, art remains a beacon of hope. Artists like Albers sought to infuse their work with qualities that elevate human sensibility and combat insensitivity. In my own creations, such as "Built on Love," I aim to embody this ethos with vibrant colours and subjects that aim to love, inform, engage, subvert, warn, comfort, and celebrate. Art possesses transformative powers that society must nurture and protect at all costs. Artists serve as messengers to the powers that be, offering insights and perspectives that enrich the human experience. I aspire to live by the following philosophy for the remainder of my life: "What you believe, you distort right away according to your knowledge. But when you let go of knowledge and go beyond symbols, at a certain point in your life, you start to become a seer. A seer is a dreamer who has mastered the dream, who has learned to see. Artist, dreamer, messenger, seer — there are so many ways to name you. I prefer to call you an artist because your whole creation is a masterpiece of art. The highest point of your journey back to you is the moment when you finally see yourself through the eyes of truth. If you can see your authentic self, you will love what you see. You see the magnificence of your presence; you see how wonderful and beautiful you are. You see the perfection in you, and this breaks any doubt that anyone else ever put in your head. You see that you are light, that you are life, and when you accept your own divinity, you become a better reflection of life. You are here to be a dreamer, to be an artist, to be a seer." — Excerpt from "The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery" by Don Miguel Ruiz, Don Jose Ruiz, et al. Art is life, and life is art. Caroline Boff is an accomplished artist whose work has graced the pages of Vogue, Tatler, Vanity Fair, House and Garden, and London Life. To explore more about her and her artwork, visit www.carolineboff.co.uk. Meet Caroline and watch an interview with her here. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube and SoundCloud channels and embed them in a profile we will write about you like this one. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

  • Lorwen Nagle - psychologist and abstract artist.

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Meet Lorwen Nagle. Lorwen Harris Nagle, is a visionary clinical psychologist and abstract artist, whose canvas extends far beyond traditional boundaries. With over two decades of professional experience in clinical psychology, Lorwen has pioneered groundbreaking methods to assist individuals in conquering anxiety, fostering emotional intelligence, and unleashing their latent creativity. Armed with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from UT Austin and a post-doctorate from Harvard University, she blends therapeutic expertise with artistic flair. It was inspiring to hear Lorwen's journey into art and she provided some particularly delightful answers to My Fantasy Cultural Year game. Lorwen's journey has been marked by a deep exploration of human experience and cultural diversity. Her work with immigrant communities, particularly Mexican Americans and Tibetan refugees in India, has not only enriched her understanding of the human psyche but also provided a rich tapestry of inspiration for her artistic endeavours. In the early 2000s, Lorwen's path took an unexpected turn when she embraced the world of visual art. Initially drawn to landscapes and seascapes, she honed her skills under the tutelage of the esteemed plein air teacher, David P. Curtis. Together, they forged a unique approach that merged technical precision with emotional depth, laying the groundwork for Lorwen's future artistic evolution. However, tragedy struck in 2021 with David's untimely passing, propelling Lorwen into a period of profound introspection and artistic redefinition. Embracing experimentation and abstraction, she embarked on a quest to redefine her artistic identity, exploring new mediums, styles, and textures in search of deeper connections with the natural world. Drawing inspiration from the romanticism movement of the 19th century, her compositions blur the boundaries between reality and imagination, inviting viewers on a journey of subjective interpretation and emotional resonance. For Lorwen, art is not just a form of expression but a conduit for personal growth and self-discovery. Each brushstroke is imbued with the essence of her own journey—a journey of unveiling authenticity, shedding societal constraints, and embracing the possibilities of creativity. Through her art and her practice as a psychologist, Lorwen Nagle empowers individuals to tap into their innermost selves, confront their fears, and embrace the transformative power of self-expression. In her hands, the canvas becomes a mirror, reflecting not only the beauty of the world but also the depths of the human soul. Lorwen's gallery You can reach Lorwen via LinkedIn, Instagram and her website. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube and SoundCloud channels and embed them in a profile we will write about you like this one. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

  • Meet John Holmes - arts funding and business support expert.

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Meet John Holmes. Introducing John Holmes, the Managing Director at Advantage Creative, a platform providing funding and invaluable business support for individuals and companies in the creative arts industries. Mark explored more about John's work and heard many anecdotes from creating his fantasy cultural year and playing the This or That Game. Under John's leadership, Advantage Creative has become synonymous with innovation and empowerment. The establishment of the Advantage Creative Fund marked a milestone, being one of the pioneering venture capital funds exclusively dedicated to investing in the creative industries. Over the years, John has overseen investments exceeding £5.4 million across 81 ventures, resulting in the creation of 22 new businesses and the generation of 320 jobs. John's approach is characterised by a unique blend of financial acumen and creative insight. By combining seed investment with tailored business advice, Advantage Creative has been instrumental in nurturing the growth of countless creative enterprises. From specialised start-up tools and resources to immersive workshops and incubators, John's commitment to empowering creative entrepreneurs spans wide. In addition to his role at Advantage Creative, John serves as an advisor at Cineport Media, a cloud-based supply chain revolutionising the film industry. With a focus on expanding the portfolio of intellectual property, John brings his strategic vision and industry expertise to drive growth and innovation at Cineport Media International. Throughout his career, John has remained dedicated to inspiring and equipping the next generation of creative talent. Collaborating with a diverse array of partners, he spearheads entrepreneurship and business growth programs tailored to the unique needs of the creative ecosystem. His passion for supporting creative entrepreneurs is not just a professional endeavour but a personal commitment that permeates every facet of his work. As John continues to champion innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent within the creative industries, his impact resonates far beyond the boardroom. With a relentless drive to foster a more vibrant and sustainable creative economy, John Holmes stands not just as a valued Arts and Culture Network full member, but an inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide. You can reach John on LinkedIn here or visit Advantage Creative website here and youtube channel here. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube channel and embed it in a profile we will write about you. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

  • Meet Jennifer Robinson - the film industry diversity change maker.

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Meet Jennifer. Introducing Jennifer Robinson is a multifaceted force in the film industry, media, and social consultancy. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Jennifer has gathered expertise in festival production, film and media education, journalism, and public relations. Founding Women Of The Lens is her main contribution for the arts and culture industries, creating spaces for underrepresented voices and stories, particularly those of black women. Mark had a fabulous time creating Jennifer's Fantasy Cultural Year which she remarked was "life changing!". If only it could be real! For now, you'll just have to watch the video or audio recording to find out. Jennifer's journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of change and empowerment. From journalism at Bloomberg, into roles in public relations consultancy and education, where she taught Film and Media Studies, nurturing the next generation of storytellers. In 2015, Jennifer embarked on her first foray into festival production with the Black Filmmaker International Film Festival, igniting a spark that would fuel her subsequent endeavours. It was in 2017, however, that she recognised the glaring absence of platforms dedicated to showcasing the talents of black women in the UK, which lead to the creation of the Women Of The Lens Film Festival. Jennifer's vision birthed a space for authentic representation and celebration of diverse narratives. Jennifer is clear it is not just about the roles we can see on camera, but also ensuring black women have access to decision-making roles in the industry. They drive change by asking productions about the black women and diversity they have as producers, writers, line managers, casting or advertising marketing and PR for example. Through her leadership, Jennifer cultivated an environment where complex stories could thrive, escaping the confines of conventional media portrayals. Her unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion spurred partnerships and initiatives aimed at nurturing talent and fostering meaningful discourse within the industry. As Festival Director for the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF). Her comprehensive skill set, which encompasses film, media, writing, and social media strategy, positions her as a formidable force in brand building and digital marketing. Alongside the above, Jennifer founded JGR Connects, a consultancy offering social media strategy and social media management to build the correct vision for the brands she works with, engaging audiences across various platforms. Jennifer remains deeply rooted in community engagement, volunteering as a Radio Producer for Brockley Max Festival. Her dedication to amplifying diverse voices and fostering inclusive spaces underscores her commitment to driving positive change within the industry and beyond. Jennifer Robinson's work demonstrates the transformative power of storytelling and the profound impact of individuals dedicated to championing representation and diversity in the film industry. You can reach Jennifer via her LinkedIn here or website here. Have a read of her work on Melan Magazine here. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube channel and embed it in a profile we will write about you. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

  • Ralf Klepper - International Arts Entrepreneur.

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Meet Ralf Klepper. Brisbane-based Ralf Klepper is an accomplished musician and international arts entrepreneur, on a mission to connect countries and continents through the arts. Ralf's journey in the world of music has been marked by excellence and innovation. His dedication to music inspired the formation of a cultural exchange. This led him to establish SuonaVoce® International Cultural Exchange Consultancy Bureau, a platform aimed at connecting countries and continents through the universal language of music. In our interview, I created Ralf's fantasy year of culture, with an all expenses paid, research trip. Expect anecdotes, laughs, and surprises. Ralf's remarkable career path took a significant turn when he relocated with his family from Germany to Brisbane, Australia. This move sparked his mission to unite diverse communities across Australia, Germany, New Zealand and Europe, leveraging music as a catalyst for meaningful projects and understanding. With a wealth of experience collaborating with established artists, singers, and conductors, Ralf has become a trusted advisor in building musical education programs and organising enriching cultural events. Additionally, Ralf earned an MBA with distinction from the Business Schools in Kempten, Germany, and Queensland University of Technology. This academic achievement further strengthens his vision for cultural diplomacy and the transformative power of classical music on a global scale. As an integral member of the Arts and Culture Network, Ralf continues to advocate for music and culture as a vehicle for positive change. His untiring commitment to nurturing partnerships between industry, business, and government stakeholders underscores his belief in the profound impact of collaborative cultural initiatives on society. Later in our talk, I asked Ralf to envisage his dream culture adventure to a country of his choice. He is going to be paid for a whole year to study its arts, culture and heritage; all expenses paid and first class all the way. I would never have guessed his dead or alive choice dinner guest. Among other fun questions, Ralf’s Fantasy Cultural year was created. Get to know more about Ralf by his answers to The This or That game . You can reach Ralf via LinkedIn, or at his website here. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube channel and embed it in a profile we will write about you. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

  • Paul Abbott - Events specialist, coach, author, artist, composer and keynote speaker.

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Meet Paul Abbott. In a world where achieving high standards can seem daunting, events specialist, Paul Abbott shines with his steadfast dedication to excellence. Grounded in values of honesty, integrity, trust, and above all, kindness, Paul's approach is founded on this unwavering bedrock. This ethos isn't just something he lives by—it's a philosophy he enthusiastically imparts to others. In our interview I created Paul's fantasy year of culture from the answers to 10 questions. Expect surprises, anecdotes, and laughs. At the core of Paul's mission is a deep desire to empower others to reach their full potential. Whether he's orchestrating flawless events, providing insights on effective leadership, or coaching individuals through public speaking and professional challenges, Paul seamlessly blends these facets together. His business isn't merely about professional growth; it's a reflection of his passions for music, art, and relishing life's finer pleasures, like good food. Paul's coaching philosophy is elegantly simple yet profoundly impactful: he believes everyone harbours the ability to achieve greatness with the right guidance. Often, the answers we seek lie within, awaiting the right questions to unlock them. Patient, thoughtful, and remarkably perceptive, Paul steers individuals toward their highest aspirations. An embodiment of his expertise is his book, "Events Are Easy…", released in late 2023. This comprehensive guide to event planning and management is a testament to Paul's wealth of experience. Available for purchase on his website or through Amazon, this book is a treasure trove of wisdom distilled from his extensive career. (https://www.eventsareeasy.co.uk/) With over 25 years of experience in event planning and management, Paul Abbott possesses a rich reservoir of knowledge. From intimate meetings to grand conferences, exhibitions, concerts, and beyond, Paul has left his mark on a diverse array of venues. His portfolio includes stunning performance events in concert halls and public spaces, showcasing his creativity and meticulous attention to detail. Paul's journey from an events assistant to an independent events consultant, coach, trainer, and author was shaped by hands-on experience. Climbing the ranks to directorial positions, Paul amassed a broad spectrum of events under his belt. Renowned for his imaginative approach and precise execution, Paul has also served in leadership capacities as a non-executive director on various boards. Before establishing his own events company Seratoner, Paul held the role of Director of Events at a Leeds Conservatoire, where he oversaw all facets of events, from programming to commercial sales. Additionally, he served as the Artistic Director of a renowned contemporary music festival, where he showcased emerging talent alongside established industry figures. Beyond his work with luminaries and industry leaders, Paul's commitment to community projects shines brightly. He channels his expertise into delivering exceptional events that spotlight the next generation of talent. A skilled composer and performer, Paul holds a PhD in Music from the University of York, showcasing his multifaceted talents and profound understanding of the arts. Paul's diverse experiences have endowed him with a distinctive perspective on live events - one that he generously shares through his writing, training sessions, and captivating public speaking engagements. Whether you're seeking expert event management, coaching for personal or professional growth, or simply an inspiring keynote speaker, Paul Abbott brings a blend of knowledge, passion, and kindness to everything he touches. And it doesn't stop there. Paul is also a talented visual artist and composer. Here are just a few of his art works and meet Mr Wobblyhead. It's incredible what you can do with an iPhone 11, a cheap laptop, kitchen utensils, 10 channels of audio and film cut on the fly. You can reach Paul via LinkedIn, at his events website here and by email here. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube channel and embed it in a profile we will write about you. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

  • Timothy Carter - Minimalist, monumental steel sculptor.

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Meet Timothy Carter. Timothy Carter is a sculptor of monumental presence and profound vision, creating steel sculptures that seamlessly blend minimalism, monumentalism, and figurative art. Born with a natural affinity for bending steel, Carter's artistic journey has been defined by innovation, dedication, and a deep belief in art's transformative power. In our interview I created Timothy's fantasy cultural year from the answers to 10 questions. Expect some anecdotes, surprises and conversational detours. Originally from Miami, Florida, Carter's exploration of art began with a distinctive approach to steel I-beams. Through meticulous work with hydraulic tools, he developed a unique method of bending these industrial forms into graceful, sweeping curves without the need for heat. This groundbreaking technique became the hallmark of his practice, resulting in striking yellow-hued, minimalistic contemporary sculptures. Carter's body of work is a modern homage to minimalism intertwined with the timeless tradition of monumental sculpture. His pieces, known for their monumental scale and bold use of industrial materials, demand attention while evoking both strength and emotion. For Carter, steel is not just a material but a language through which he communicates his artistic vision – one that aims to engage viewers in a personal conversation, elevating their human experience through form and space. Influenced by minimalist pioneers like Donald Judd and Tony Smith, Carter's sculptures embody a clarity of form and precision of execution. However, he goes beyond strict minimalism by subtly integrating figurative elements into his abstract creations. While devoid of explicit narrative, his sculptures delicately evoke the contours and dynamism of the natural world, reminiscent of Alberto Giacometti's works or the totemic presence of Constantin Brâncuși's sculptures. The tension within Carter's sculptures is tangible – a delicate balance between their structurally sound forms and an apparent fragility. Similar to the grandeur of classical sculpture, his works echo ancient obelisks and stoic Greek columns, conveying profound messages through simple yet powerful shapes. Each meticulously crafted piece invites viewers into a moment of reflection amidst the chaos of contemporary life. In an era dominated by the digital, Carter's sculptures offer a rare sensory experience. The tactile nature of steel, the interplay of light and shadow on its surfaces, and the sheer monumental scale demand physical engagement from viewers. They become active participants in a dialogue between form and material, reminiscent of the communal engagement ancient sculptures once provided. Drawing parallels to the old masters, Carter's process reveals a kinship with artists like Michelangelo, who saw sculptures within blocks of marble. His works appear to emerge organically from the steel, as if destined to exist in their current forms. This deep understanding of material and form connects Carter to a lineage of artists who sought to capture the essence of their subjects through reduction rather than elaboration. In today's art world, where narrative often overshadows form, Carter's sculptures offer a refreshing perspective. They are not narratives to decipher but experiences to feel and contemplate. Positioned within a unique niche, Carter straddles the line between reverence for the past and the evolving future of art. His sculptures act as markers, reminding us of art history's trajectory while pointing towards a future where form and material continue to shape the discourse. Timothy Carter's sculptures serve as markers within the landscape and the expansive timeline of artistic endeavour. They reflect a mastery over the language of form and material, anchoring us to the present moment and the continuum of human expression. As beacons of reduction and material potency, his sculptures offer a space where viewers can engage with enduring questions of existence and beauty. In his belief that "art heals," Carter's sculptures transcend mere objects, becoming presences that inspire, challenge, and endure. Amidst the transient and digital, his works stand as reminders of art's enduring capacity to provoke, connect, and elevate the human experience. Through monumental minimalism and a profound respect for material, Timothy Carter's sculptures leave an indelible mark on the contemporary art scene and the hearts of those who encounter them. Some of Timothy's work. You can reach Timothy via LinkedIn, and at Saatchi Art here and by email here. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube channel and embed it in a profile we will write about you. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

  • Meet Ingo Schrader - Berlin's architectural artist.

    Develop your own profile, network, career, and/or business by joining us at The Arts and Culture Network as a full member. It's just £10 per month. Cancel any time. Benefits are here. This profile is just one of them. Meet Ingo Schrader. Introducing architectural artist Ingo Schrader, whose journey seamlessly intertwines the worlds of architecture and visual art. Ingo's early years were marked by a pursuit of architectural knowledge, leading him to the halls of the Technical University of Braunschweig and the IUAV Institute of Architecture in Venice. It was during this formative period that Ingo cultivated a deep appreciation for the nuances of space and its perception, setting the stage for his future artistic endeavours. Mark guided Ingo to visualise his dream trip in in a different country where he was to study the landscape of arts and culture. Amongst other fun questions, Ingo’s Fantasy Cultural year was created. The This or That game also provided an insight into Ingo. While honing his skills as an architect, Ingo embarked on a parallel path as a visual artist, recognising the symbiotic relationship between his two passions. Ingo's work delves into the interplay between two and three dimensions, inviting viewers to become active participants in the exploration of spatial illusions and perceptual intricacies. Ingo's gallery In 2007, Ingo Schrader made the vibrant city of Berlin his home base, where he continues to add to his diverse portfolio. His projects bear a testament to his unique blend of logic and creativity. From the renovation of exhibition halls to the design of transportation infrastructure in Messe Frankfurt Venue. Notably, his involvement in the "Time, Space, Existence" exhibition at Palazzo Mora in Venice showcased his prowess as a designer and conceptual thinker, further solidifying his reputation in the field. In addition to his architectural feats, Ingo Schrader is sought after for his astute business consulting services, offering invaluable insights derived from his interdisciplinary background. Combining his architecture and interior design services, with his visual artist skills, Ingo Schrader has been entrusted with the organisation and designs for exhibitions in award-winning buildings such as the German Architecture Museum Frankfurt, the German Architecture Center DAZ in Berlin and the Münster School of Architecture. Ingo's imprint can be found in numerous prestigious venues and landmarks across Germany and beyond. You can reach Ingo via LinkedIn, Instagram, his company website and artists website here. Download his portfolio here. Would you like to be interviewed? We'll publish the video to our YouTube channel and embed it in a profile we will write about you. We'll also create an entry for you in our searchable directory. Your interview will be promoted on all our socials, by email like this, and posted as a pinned post at the top of all our LinkedIn groups where we now have over 100,000 registered members, serving 1.5m post views to over 500,000 LinkedIn users every month. This is just one of several benefits of full membership at just £10 per month (€12/$12) and you may cancel any time. Join us here. Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network Join us as a full member for "done for you" profile, network, career, and/or business development support for just £10 per month. Cancel any time. https://www.artsandculturenetwork.com/join Here are some of our full member testimonials: "Had to write and say a huge thank you for the networking sessions you are running. Met some great people today, thank you so much." "Great speed networking session today - I really enjoyed it and got some really relevant and valuable connections!" "I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals." Forthcoming free networking events Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM Chief Culture Vulture Arts & Culture Network www.ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com mark.walmsley@ArtsAndCultureNetwork.com

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