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.
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.
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.
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.
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+ Business Developer
Having setup and sold an IT company and a Design and Marketing company over the past 20 years, Andrew is also an owner of an arts centre and gallery.
He is a qualified business advisor and member of Institute of Business Consulting, Fellow of the RSA, and social enterprise mentor. With over 7 years’ experience in arts and culture programming, marketing and development.
In his spare time Andrew works closely with the music sector and has exhibited his own digital artwork.
Face Forward Co-ordinator
Culture+ Business Skills Co-ordinator
Having co-founded her own design and illustration agency South West Artwork, Laura has extensive knowledge in working as a broker between the arts and business communities. She also contributes to local magazines as an arts and culture features writer.
Culture+ Programme Manager
She is a trained mentor, and an expert in marketing communications, fundraising, partnership management, strategic tourism development and arts programming.
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.
Culture+ Tourism Lead
In addition to working with the Culture+ project she is Fundraising and Development Manager for Dorchester Arts; and has her own copy-editing business, Wordsmith Services.
She represents arts and culture on the Board of the Dorset Tourism Association, and is a Trustee of the Bournemouth Parks Foundation.
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.
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.