Dominique De-Light


Dominique is a published writer, qualified adult education teacher and LAPIDUS mentor. She was writer in residence at the First Base Day Centre, a place of safety for homeless and vulnerable adults in Brighton from 2003-2008 where she established the First Base Arts Project.

See her LinkedIn profile for further details.

Matt Freidson

Development Manager

Matt has worked to support marginalised people for fifteen years, particularly refugees/asylum seekers and in community development.  He has also published twenty short stories in literary journals and anthologies.


Niamh Hicks

Digital Platform Manager

Niamh has a keen passion for contemporary arts, in particular site specific and outdoor live art. In addition to working in the office, Niamh is a Drama and Movement Workshop Facilitator and leads workshops for confidence building.

See her LinkedIn profile for more details.

Suzanna King

Finance Officer

Suzanna has worked in finance for the voluntary sector for nearly twenty years. Her background is in theatre; she is a trained actor. Suzanna wrote & produced Crystal’s Vardo, a play about the history of Gypsies and Travellers for Friends Families and Travellers, where she also currently works as their Finance Officer.

Sarah Juckes

Literary Awards Project Manager

Sarah is an award-winning writer, literary project manager and self-publishing expert. She was shortlisted for the 2016 London Book Fair Trailblazer award, and has helped hundreds of writers create and publish their work. You can find more details about her writing here.

Nickova Behling

Tight Modern Project Manager

Nickova is a practicing artist providing opportunities for people to engage in visual art processes, including adults with mental health problems and disabilities. Nickova also works in project management, as arts facilitator and as creative mentor, providing individual sessions on how to achieve the life and creativity we desire. To find out more about Nickova visit

Joe Cunningham


Joe has worked in the charity sector for over thirteen years. In his spare time he is a keen illustrator and writer and is currently in the process of producing his first graphic novel.


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