artist accelerator cohort
artist accelerator is a 12-month incubator programme for early-career, Luton-based creative practitioners of any discipline. Inspired by the tech industry start-up model, the programme will accelerate careers and push artists to develop their practice into thriving enterprises.
Caroline is a curator and artist, passionate about photography and working with artists and communities in Luton.
Debra is the CEO of the Queen's Award winning NINE RED Presents, and a spoken word and digital artist focused on social change.
David is a conductor, composer and Musical Director of Luton-based Sinfonia Verdi.
Jamie is a creative life and adventure photographer and videographer born and raised in Luton.
Moriam is an award-winning international artist who studied Ceramics at the University of Westminster, and has been working with clay for twenty years.
Nicola has been building her practice as a Luton-based fine art textile artist.
Oz is the founder of Ozzlebox, which was founded as an open-mic platform for the promotion and inclusion of creative art forms into mainstream society through engaging, interactive, fun activities for people of all ages.
Shakira Francis & Shelana Azora
Shakira Francis & Shelana Azora are the founding members of Gurls Du Filme, a production company aimed at promoting BAME women in film.
catalyst co-lab cohort
catalyst co-lab is a 12-month research and development programme for mid-career artists of any discipline. With a thematic focus on collaborative practices and partnership working, artists explore their practice in the context of the artist as a catalyst for change, placemaker or global citizen.
Andy is an artist, writer and musician based in Bradford. He holds a practice-led PhD from University of Leeds with a thesis on socially engaged art and self-organised culture.
Adam York Gregory & Gillian Jane Lees
Gillian and Adam's practice seeks to explore the notion of 'the imagined ideal' through collaborative tensions, subjective performance, documentation and observation.