Verity leads our Arts Council funded Bridge programme across Yorkshire and the Humber. She leads the Bridge team who work with the arts, culture, youth and education sectors to develop and increase the arts and cultural offer for children and young people.
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 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 creates silver and resin jewellery and is teaching herself to play the piano. She spends a lot of her spare time renovating and repairing her house and running a parent taxi service for her two teenage boys.
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