Katrina joined Bedford Creative Arts as Administrative Assistant in November 2015, and works to support all the producers across the programme. She also works as a Freelance Administrator for a number of other charities and voluntary organisations, and enjoys running her own community events locally.
Annie’s focus is the social commissioning programme, working with artists and communities to create new artworks collaboratively in social spaces. Annie has worked in the contemporary visual arts for over 13 years nationally and internationally. She is an active member of The Collective, a national art collecting network.
Jih-Wen programmes regular workshops in Yarl’s Wood IRC, community exchanges through songwriting, music lead cross artforms projects, and takes part in Refugee week. She is a producer, with extensive experience in contemporary dance, working nationally and internationally.
Kayte leads on The Culture Challenge supporting schools to work with the creative and cultural sector. With an MSc in Managing Business Creativity and Innovation she cut her teeth in the arts through her community work as a social entrepreneur, running RSA funded grass roots arts projects in empty shops in Bedford.
With a BA Fine Art degree from Winchester School of Art , Emily is our full-time Assistant Producer working on our commissioned programme to deliver projects such as ‘Clubhouse’. Often seen dashing around town in a tiny car full of equipment, Emily enjoys the buzz of creating experiences for people from all walks of life through art.
Graduating from Coventry University with a degree in Fine Art & Illustration, Elly joined us as Assistant Producer for our educational outreach programme, The Culture Challenge. In her spare time Elly runs a freelance illustration business, and uses her creativity and problem-solving skills from this during every aspect of her day job.
Sam runs our Creative Bedfordshire programme, building networks between people and organisations in the creative sector. With a background in theatre, Sam works at a regional and national level with his company Novus. He also is a freelance facilitator and lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire.