Cathy has been working in the arts for 20 years in a variety of arts management roles. As General Manager of New Perspectives Theatre Company; Arts Policy Manager for NHS Notts; running a Children in Need arts programme in Sneinton to working for The Creative Quarter; and more recently as Creative Nottingham North Coordinator with Rebalancing the Outer Estates Foundation; she connects people, funding and projects to deliver more arts opportunities in schools and communities.
Cathy has been with ChalleNGe since March 2019.
Martin began his career as a Geography teacher and was also the Outdoor Education Adviser for Nottingham City Council.
He is now a Senior Adviser for Academic Resilience within the Greenwood Academies Trust supporting the delivery of Character Education and Personal Development.
In partnership with the Education Partnership Board, Martin joined the ChalleNGe team in November 2019 to develop the new Cultural Rucksack arts offer for Nottingham schools.
Maria has 30 years’ experience of working in marketing and communications across a wide range of sectors, including Museums, Galleries, Parks and Libraries at Nottingham City Council and as a Marketing Consultant for the National Trust.
Maria works 2 days a week for ChalleNGe and manages our website, social media channels and communications with teachers and the wider youth and community sector.
Bo Olawoye is our Freelance Creative Engagement Manager, who has been working for arts organisations in Nottingham and beyond since 2001. She develops participatory arts projects created with diverse communities, vulnerable groups and youth-led organisations. Bo is on our Evaluation team, working to deliver 'We are Here', a youth voice project in partnership with filmmaker, Ben Harriott.
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