Arts and Environment Lead
She has extensive experience working in outdoor arts, both as an artist and producer. Her arts career stems from her BA Hons in Fine Art and an MA in Art as Environment.
She was also nominated for National Woman of the Year for her work in Dorset. She is also on the board of the charity B Sharp and Chair of the Ukulele Opera CIC.
Cleo loves stomping around the countryside and coast, often bivvy bagging and enjoys winning at badminton.
Sarah has wide experience of the arts and heritage sectors. She was deputy director of the Situations Trust in Bristol, general manager for learning and participation at The Royal Opera House, executive director of Seachange Arts, learning and skills officer at Arts Council East and an outreach officer for English Heritage. She has a masters degree in gallery studies from the University of Essex.
Her background studies is in urban design but has spent the last seven years working in the Arts sector in Dorset.
Jo is particularly interested in visual arts, crafts and architecture and she is currently learning to tap dance – with much hilarity involved!
She is also a committee member and safeguarding lead for a local after-school club that her children attend.
Culture+ Social Impact Lead
She is particularly keen on supporting the development of tomorrow’s cultural leaders and creatives and demonstrating the importance and impact of arts and culture on people’s lives.
Rosie is also a Trustee of Bridport Arts Centre.
Children, Arts and Wellbeing Manager
Her speciality is working in the arts for Childrend and Young People.
Hannah’s interest started in the sector when she became a Play Leader whilst studying Graphic Design at university.
Face Forward Co-ordinator
Culture+ Events and Projects Assistant
Having started her own company, Pests Productions, Sophia works to bring accessible drag and theatre nights across the south west, focusing particularly on the area of Dorset, where she grew up.
Sophia has an extensive knowledge of contemporary theatre, and a strong knowledge of local performing arts. As well as producing, Sophia creates her own theatre shows, and works part-time as a script reader and editor. She also works with her ADC colleagues Laura Mulhern and Jasmine O’Hare on their podcast, ‘Women Know Your Place’.
Culture+ Programme Manager
She is a trained mentor, and an expert in marketing communications, fundraising, partnership management, strategic tourism development and arts programming.
He is one of the founding directors, and Head of Impact and Research, for the Real Ideas Organisation CIC a leading social enterprise based in the South West of England working in a wide range of areas from community regeneration through to education and with a strong emphasis on culture, heritage, innovation and creativity. RIO also work with Arts Council England on a range of programmes, including bridge, Arts Award, Artsmark and support for the cultural sector around children and young peopLE. Matt is also a board member of the Knowle West Media Centre (an award-winning cultural organisation focussed on digital media in an ‘area of disadvantage’ in Bristol)
Matt was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2014 focussed on creativity, social enterprise, education and children and young people in the US and Canada and also is a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bristol Department of Education; and has a research background from the University of Oxford and the University of British Columbia (supported by a Commonwealth Scholarship).
Whilst at school Dougie was Principal Horn in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and winning the Hiles Medal for Orchestral playing.
In 2000 a serious playing-related jaw condition ended Dougie’s performing career. After four years as Executive Assistant to the General Director at Opera North, in 2006 he became Chorus & Orchestra Director and Concerts Director and was widely credited with transforming the concert and recording programme at the Company.
Outside Opera North, Dougie maintained strong teaching and community links and remains passionate about the importance of Music Education and creating opportunities for young people to learn and experience live music of all genres. He played an important role in the founding of Yorkshire Young Musicians (YYM). Dougie was a Founder Trustee and also Chairman of the YYM Board of Trustees from 2005-2007.
Having spent several years helping to set up and grow two family businesses (King Stag and King Stag Transport) Steven made a career change to accounting in 2008 and has never looked back. Thanks to his practical business experience and dedication to study Steven has swiftly progressed his career from Accounting Technician, through Accountant and on to a Finance Manager.
Steven is also the Honorary Treasurer for the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils providing strong links to Council members and local communities throughout Dorset. Prior to joining Tricuro Steven worked for Dorset County Council and helped oversee the transition of The Arts Development Company from its local authority roots to the Community Interest Company it has become today.
In his personal life Steven is a keen guitarist and supporter of the arts: be that attending functions at The Gallery in Poundbury; spending a day at Sculpture by the Lakes; enjoying the wonderful Inside Out Dorset Festival or a trip to the West End.
Hazel Province was, until January 2019, the Director of Planning at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She led the start – up and establishment of a new function as the internal ‘engine room’, connecting all facets of this multi – disciplined and prolific organisation into one highly productive planning model. From 2013 – 2018 she navigated the Royal Opera House’s planning through the ‘Open Up’ capital project, ensuring that the breadth of the artistic & public programme could be delivered alongside the major construction works.
A Violinist by training, Hazel’s early portfolio career encompassed professional orchestral playing, chamber music and instrumental teaching before she migrated into Orchestra Management, in 2001 becoming Orchestra Director at The Royal Opera House. She led the Orchestra through considerable change at the Royal Opera House, finding innovative solutions to challenges arising out of a period of intense public and government scrutiny.
Hazel is an Alumna of the Cranfield School of Management and has been a Board member of the Association of British Orchestras and a Trustee of Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Since January 2019, Hazel has been working independently, supporting organisations and individuals on transformation and organisation development initiatives and acting as Mentor to a number of emerging creatives and artistic leaders. She is a Governor of The Royal Northern College of Music and in June 2019 she was appointed a Director of The Arts Development Company, a Social Enterprise engaging Arts and Culture to enrich lives across South West England.
Outside of work Jane’s has a passion for competitive golf and she has recently returned to the dance studio where she is rediscovering a love of movement.