Creative Future’s board is made up of three trustees, a number of professional advisors and a representative of the Creative Future’s Service Advisory Group (S.U.A.G). The S.U.A.G consists of 5-7 artists and writers that Creative Future work with on a regular basis. They regularly feedback and input into Creative Future’s work and strategic direction and members take turns to attend board meetings to ensure the artists and writers Creative Future work with are represented at board level. Regular board members are:
Simon Powell – Chair Simon has over 25 years experience working with socially excluded people, with creativity and the arts at the core of his practice for the last 15 years. In 2007, he co-founded Creative Future with Dominique De-Light and was co-director until 2015. From 2003-2007 he was Arts Coordinator at Hackney’s last independent homelessness day centre (in London), developing Vision Impossible into an award winning arts project. He is now Arts Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney (London), overseeing the development of a brand new arts programme. Simon enjoys creative processes and collaborative practices and values social justice and diversity. His own work has included animation, film (Channel 4), cartooning (Punch, Liberty’s annual report), game design, painting and illustration.
Colin Campbell – Trustee Colin is an Architect with extensive experience both in the UK and Internationally. Additionally he has written and lectured on social and environmental sustainability in Architecture. Following on a career as a Director in several multi-national design practices, Colin recently set up studio_campbell in Brighton, to focus on designing for a sustainable future.
Esther Freeman – Trustee Esther has a wide range of experience from across the Arts, Health, Wellbeing and Education fields. This experience includes managing a Rehabilitation and Training Department for blind and partially sighted, University lecturing, facilitating art and craft sessions for vulnerable groups, adults, children, and working within health care settings.
Patrick Morrison – Trustee
Patrick has a background in Fine Art, having specialised in Printmaking and Illustration at Newcastle University. He is also a brand consultant and independent creative director with a focus on corporate communications. His extensive work for charities and not-for-profits led him to question of if there was a more direct way to make use of his artistic and his marketing and digital skills to benefit his community. He is excited to see the positive outcomes that Creative Future has achieved in the past and keen to develop and promote this in the years to come.You can view his website here
Jenni has over 25 years experience of both mainstream and culturally-specific arts practice and delivery. She is the founding Director of Urbanflo Creative Consultancy (www.urbanflo.com
), a socially engaged collective of arts professionals who share a vision of equity and excellence in the cultural sector, specialising in participatory and inclusive initiatives, offering expert advice and creative support to individuals, groups and organisations across all sectors. Jenni was recently elected as a board member of Brighton & Hove’s Arts & Creative Industries Commission
, and was previously listed amongst the top 50 “Women to Watch”
in the Cultural Leadership Programme’s prestigious national list.
Katee Woods Katee Woods is a Communications specialist with a focus on increasing access to the arts, advocating the health, social and educational benefits of engaging with creative activities, and promoting the work of disabled and underrepresented artists. She has worked with arts charities to raise the profile of their work on a national stage, securing media coverage on Channel 4, BBC, ITV, Sky, The Guardian, Independent and Huffington Post. She is currently Digital Marketing Campaigns Manager for Rosie Kay Dance Company and Festival Co-ordinator for London Arts in Health Forum. In 2015, she headed up PR Team of the Year at the Charity Times Awards. She graduated from the University of Oxford (MSt Musicology, awarded Distinction) and also works as an artist, composer and writer using many different pseudonyms.
Yvonne J Foster Yvonne J Foster
is a Brighton based artist and designer. She hand makes miniature works of art, books and tiny boxes using paper collage; creates graphic images; and uses art to process thoughts and emotions. Yvonne has been working with Creative Future since 2012. As someone who has attended our courses, spoken at events and worked in partnership with us, Yvonne has a thorough understanding of the work we do and as a result she is able to provide feedback to ensure we are always improving the services we offer. Yvonne has also worked with Grassroots Suicide Prevention; Make Your Mark – Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Arts Programme; and Mind Brighton supporting Arts for Health and those with mental health issues in Sussex.