Lucy is our Strategic Manager for the Kent area. Lucy was previously Head of Education for Stour Valley Arts (SVA) for eight years, where she developed a high quality education programme in response to site specific commissions, including “Marks Measures Maps and Mind” with South East Dance and Turner Contemporary and Matthew King’s “King’s Wood Symphony” with Wigmore Hall and Trinity Guildhall. She was Acting Director through a period of transition for SVA into gaining NPO status.
Lucy designed and developed the Down Time five-year action-research training project; part of the national Chances 4 Change initiative, focusing on wellbeing. SVA worked with a variety of disengaged and disadvantaged young people including Young Carers, Young Offenders, young people from a Health Referral Unit, special schools and transition groups. Her research is published as Science Nature and Identity – Understanding the Value of Experiential Learning in a Land Art Context
Prior to this, Lucy worked for South Kent Education Business Partnership, as a freelance artist educator in schools and housing associations and was Chair of Governors in a school. Lucy is also a qualified wall paintings conservator, having trained at Canterbury Cathedral and at ICCROM in Rome and working for the National Trust, English Heritage, various cathedrals, churches and private clients.
She is a keen allotment holder, cyclist and tennis player.
Environmental pledge: To turn off overhead office lights when it’s bright enough for us not to need them on.