Lauren Wright, Programme Director (Siobhan Davies Dance)
Lauren A Wright is Programme Director at Siobhan Davis Dance. She has over ten years of experience as a curator, writer and researcher. She was formerly Director of Programme at the Hepworth Wakefield and from 2010 – 14 was Curator at Turner Contemporary in Margate. She was Artistic Director and Curator of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas in Denver, Colorado. She holds a PhD from the London Consortium, University of London.
Sally Rose - Network Producer
Sally is a London-based contemporary arts producer with over 10 years experience. She has specialised as an independent freelancer working as a creative partner to artists, and has developed and managed projects for organisations and venues with a focus on live performance. She is also concerned with issues of sustainability for independent producers in the contemporary arts. Collaboration, experimentation and equity are her guiding values.
"Much of my work is led by artist’s ideas, supporting experimentation with form and site that best supports artistic vision. I see art and culture as a catalyst to forge connection and embrace movement between art forms. CONTINUOUS supports this opening up of dialogue between art forms and presentation contexts, at a time when opportunities to do this feel increasingly important."
Jonny Goode - Audience Development Coordinator
Jonny started his career in the arts after becoming a recipient of Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries in 2018. He has since worked on developing audiences at various arts organisations such as Turner Contemporary for Turner Prize 2019 and 1927 Theatre for their 2019 ROOTS tour.
“After spending much of my working career literally dancing between performance and contemporary art I was really excited at the prospect of working for CONTINUOUS. It is such a unique project and I’m really enjoying developing and diversifying audiences across the visual arts and contemporary dance scene and bridging the gap between the two.”
Katie Hickman - Curator of Performance & Public Programme (BALTIC)
Katie Hickman is Curator of Performance and Public Programme at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. She has curated visual art commissions, exhibitions and live productions, while leading the development and implementation of performance work at BALTIC during the past 4 years.
"Over the last 3 years, the development of the CONTINUOUS partnership between BALTIC and Siobhan Davies Dance has felt truly significant. It gives opportunity for visual arts organisations to commission dance, forming genuine dialogue with artists, and new understanding and learning across our partners. When physical contact is further restricted globally, I find hope within this network by committing to continuously find new ways of being in our conscious bodies."
Elinor Unwin - Evaluator
Elinor has worked in the arts, culture and heritage sector for more than fifteen years. Her career began in 2003, shortly after graduating from the University of Edinburgh, when she was lucky enough to win a place on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's Youth Development Team. This cemented her decision to establish a career in the sector.
She has gone on to be employed in a variety of roles involving research and evaluation, audience development and project management at organisations including ABL Cultural Consulting, Film London, The Art House Wakefield and most recently Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Elinor has been working freelance on a full-time basis since October 2018.
A keen dancer herself, CONTINUOUS was an irresistible opportunity for Elinor:
“The opportunity to evaluate the CONTINUOUS project was hugely exciting to me, not only because dance is one of my passions but also because it is about taking dance out of the theatre. I'm interested to see what this means for the artists in terms of the impact on their artistic practice and interactions with audiences, and what it means for audiences experiencing dance for the first time and/or in a new way."