Rick Hall is a writer and consultant in the arts, young people and creativity in education. Until July 2006, Rick was Project Leader of Ignite! at NESTA. Ignite! continues as an independent organisation dedicated to promoting creativity in learning; and Rick is engaged by Ignite! as Director of Programmes and leads on developing new partnerships.
A former teacher, actor, writer and director of theatre for young people, Rick was Director of Artswork, the youth arts development organisation from 1991 to 1995 and is now its Chair; and prior to that director of theatre in education at Nottingham Playhouse. Rick has also worked for a number of funding bodies including the Arts Council, the Big Lottery and the Millennium Festival.
In 2007 Rick led a pilot of Ignition, a learning programme designed to encourage young people to regard STEM subjects as innately creative. He has delivered creative workshops for a number of bodies including the Stephen Lawrence Centre, University of the Arts, BBC and NESTA.
In May 2008 Rick was appointed to an Honorary Fellowship at Nottingham University in the School of Education. He is also a Fellow of the RSA.