Dan Thompson is an award-winning social artist, writer, and speaker living in Margate. His work is about people and places, and the stories that connect them. He is interested in the creation of social capital, in activating abandoned or underused spaces, and in DIY approaches to art, culture and social action.
Professor Andrew Pinnock is a Professor of Music at the University of Southampton and Senior Tutor for the academic year 2019-2020.
James Gough is a cultural consultant with a mix of management, marketing and audience development, producing, public engagement, research and finance experience gained working in the subsidised arts, commercial business, and local authority sectors.
Dr. Stephen Pritchard is an artist and academic, researching and practising activist art projects in community settings in order to create spaces for community empowerment, resistance and liberation.
Dr. Susan Jones is a researcher and writer who has a wealth of knowledge about the social and political environment for contemporary visual arts. In her role as mentor, advisor, critical friend or coach to individual artists and artists’ initiatives, her starting point is to understand artists’ motivations, social circumstances and human needs.
Louisa Adjoa Parker is a poet, writer/researcher and diversity consultant based in South West England. She is passionate about telling the stories of marginalised voices in multifarious ways. Her poetry collection, Salt-sweat and Tears, and pamphlet, Blinking in the Light, are published by Cinnamon Press. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Bare Fiction, Envoi and Wasafiri.
Jon Adams is a freelance artist, associate artist at The New Theatre Royal, NAS Cultural Ambassador and Polymath artist. He works across platform using sound, drawing, written word, photographic manipulation, installation and through 'art in public'.
Loz Kaye is a Musical Director and digital rights activist. He is formerly Musical Director of Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus, and Artistic Director of More Music.
Migrants in Culture is a network of migrants organising to create the conditions of safety, agency and solidarity in the culture sector for migrants, people of colour and all others impacted by the UK’s immigration regime.