Verity leads our Arts Council funded Bridge programme across Yorkshire and the Humber. Through our Bridge programme, we work with the arts, culture, youth and education sectors to develop, increase and improve the arts and cultural offer for all children and young people. She’s also responsible for the regional Artsmark strategy and putting the Bridge programme into action in South Yorkshire.
Verity has a wide range of skills and expertise in brokering partnerships and projects with a variety of people and places. She’s an experienced trainer and facilitator and enjoys guiding individuals and organisations to dream, design and deliver new ideas and ambitions. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in devising creative and innovative programmes and models in and across the arts, creative and education sectors.
Verity’s passion is to help people discover and develop their creative potential, and become successful, creative and happy citizens. She spent many years teaching dance, performing and delivering a variety of creative projects in schools and community settings across the UK. Over the last 20 years, she has managed a vast range of creative learning and development programmes with ex-mining communities, footballers, young people at risk, arts organisations, schools and local authorities.
Outside of work Verity designs and makes silver jewellery. She’s determined that one day she’ll finish the novel she’s been writing for more than a decade, but currently spends most of her spare time taxiing her children to clubs or in the gym trying to get fit again.
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