Arts Together operates with:
- 4 part-time personnel
- A volunteer fundraiser
- 6 Trustees
- A growing team of dedicated volunteers
- Professional carers from local care agencies
- A group of skilled, creative and innovative artists
Karolyne Fudge Malik – Manager
Karolyne is a visual artist, social researcher and charity consultant and has over 30 years’ experience of project management and community development both in the UK and overseas. She has been manager at Arts Together since 2003.
Belinda Chandler – Hub Manager
Belinda has worked as an artist with Arts Together for over twelve years. Her background is in theatre design, video production and embroidered textiles. She has worked on consultation projects in Wiltshire, for Lewisham PCT and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust. She is a Support Worker for Alzheimer’s Support and passionately believes in the right of every person to live their lives fully, and works to try and enable this wherever possible.
Laura Bridges – Digital Connections
Laura is mixed media artist with a passion for textiles and photography. Over the past 8 years, she worked with all ages during her previous role as Learning Coordinator at The Holburne Museum in Bath. Laura now works as a Freelance Arts Practitioner and loves meeting new people through community-based projects and sharing her love of art and craft. She studied BA Hons Fine Art at Aberystwyth University and MA Textile Design at Bath Spa. She loves gardening, cooking, taking photos, crafts of all description and her two house rabbits!
Sharon Tuttle – Admin Assistant
Sharon has worked in a wide range of arts organisations including; Arnolfini, Cambridge Arts Theatre and The Dukes, with over fifteen years experience in arts marketing and administration. She has a post graduate diploma in Arts Administration and joined Arts Together in 2016.
Trevor has been an Arts Together group member since 2000 and a Trustee since 2005. He brings a wide range of knowledge and wisdom from a varied career in surveying, the Army, the Metropolitan Police and teaching. He has been a board member with the Guinness Trust and is a volunteer with the National Trust at Lacock Abbey.
Valerie Burford – Treasurer
Valerie is a retired university lecturer in Statistics and Operational Research. She is also artistically inclined. She found Arts Together when her husband died and she needed help to get
her life together. Arts Together is so life affirming that Valerie has become a Trustee and she hopes that her life experience will be of benefit to the Charity.
Yvonne Maunder – Chair
Yvonne is a retired public servant with wide ranging experience in project, financial, personnel and performance management. She became involved with Arts Together because of the enthusiasm and commitment of those involved with the organisation and the clear benefits its work is bringing to the elderly and isolated across the county of Wiltshire.
Janet’s Mum loved being part of an Arts Together group throughout her last decade – she made beautiful pieces of art and crafts, loved being with people and laughed a lot! Janet is an Occupational Therapist, has worked in the NHS and Social Services and knows the health benefits of people having access to activities they value. Nowadays, she is a private case manager for people with brain injury and undertakes some work as a life coach. She loves to sing and doodle and writes a bit of poetry and prose.
Angela’s early career was in the hotel trade in Devon and Wiltshire. Then in 1987 she joined Wiltshire Social Services and it was there that she was introduced to Arts Together (formally Words Together) just as it was starting out. One of her roles was to introduce older, socially isolated people, who she considered might benefit from the project. At that time there was only one group running in Devizes, however the benefits of attending Arts Together was quickly recognised and other groups in Marlborough and Pewsey soon followed. Five years after retiring from Social Services she is now a volunteer at the Pewsey Group and has become a trustee.
Julia is a multi-media artist and ceramics teacher and knows first-hand the many beneficial effects of creative arts activities. She has worked on community and public art projects for many years and exhibited her work in diverse places, including, caves, railway stations, forests, markets and even galleries!
Are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
There is more information about the role, responsibilities and benefits here.
Some (not all) of our artists:
Hannah Carding – painting and illustration
Belinda Chandler – textiles, crafts and poetry
Joanna Dewfall – mosaics
Jennie Gilling – cyanotypes, paper-making and painting
Rachel Heard – painting
Jane Johnson – ceramics, printmaking and more
Karin Kennedy – crafts, soap making and stories
Sue Martin – silkscreen and mixed-media artist
Paul Oakley – painting
Karen Pigott – design, typography and crafts
Clifton (Knati) Powell – drawing and painting
Leonie Watson – resin art and paper-making