Rachel joined the Early Careers Programme with a photography degree from Arts University Bournemouth and experience as an intern with The Arts Development Company.  She particularly enjoys working on inter-generational and community based arts projects and was keen to take her practice further as a professional photographer, producing her own socially engaged work.

Rachel participated in The Early Careers Network Programme comprising business skills development, marketing and self-promotion, managing money – budgets, tax, evaluation, impact and diversity, leadership and presentation skills.

The best thing about the programme is the group and the network it has now built that I am part of. These sessions have taught me more about planning my time and how much I can manage at once which has really helped me.


A picture of Rachel Dunford

Rachel has taken on various freelance marketing roles including with Artsreach and Dorset Visual Arts.  In February 2019 she secured a full-time marketing assistant role with Crowdfunder and continues to do freelance photography.