As a highly regarded arts facilitator, Jane’s freelance career began in 1997 and since then her work has crossed many mediums: theatre/drama, art, graphic design, film/video/photography work, creative writing, installation design and exhibitions and programming, working both in the UK and abroad.
Jane is lead in maintaining and developing the creative community projects that Daisy Arts provide and is responsible for the overall management of the organization, looking after the programming and design of much of the work that is either commissioned, self-generated or developed collaboratively with partners.
Daisy Arts has played quite a significant part in Janet’s life. Being Jane’s sister she has witnessed it all… the ideas, passion, determination, the joys and the struggles, all that comes from working in the arts and cultural sector.
Now retired and pursuing diverse creative projects herself, Janet provides support for many of Daisy Arts activities, sharing her vast knowledge and experience.
In 2004 Jane popped her head into the AYCC, a community centre in Bishop Auckland, to ask for youth work support for the youth theatre she was running and Shelley was the only one in… and the rest, as they say, is history! From then until now Shelley has helped to develop and facilitate many projects for Daisy Arts, both theatre-based and craft-based.
Although not able to work herself, Shelley is as supportive as ever of the work that Daisy Arts produces. She is an unfaltering advocate of the Arts, strongly believing that it is the backbone in helping to bring people together, offering opportunities to help build confidences and show those of all ages what can be achieved both personally and collaboratively.