Rachel Sharpe

Co-Chair of the Board


Rachel is an award-winning arts and participation leader, with a wealth of experience using creativity to explore contemporary themes and cultural spaces. She has a proven track record of leading multi-stakeholder creative projects of scale and complex partnerships, in urban/rural settings and cultural heritage sites, with seldom served, new and existing audiences.

As a neuro-divergent creative professional, who is mum to a young man with profound autism, she has seen first-hand the positive impact a creative life can have on everyone, especially those with a learning or health need. Rachel is passionate about inclusion and generating opportunities for all, driven by developing teams, systems and cultures that create positive change.

Rachel is a Chartered Manager and has an MBA (Senior Leaders in Arts and Culture), PG Dip in Theatre and the Representation of Gender, and a BA Hons in Drama.  Rachel currently works as Head of Creative Placemaking and Public Programmes at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Photo credit Romy Whai

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