Kate Mason

- Director / Cultural Leader and champion - across the charity & not for profit, arts, heritage, cultural education and creative industries sectors - 28 years to date. A strategist, change-maker and deal maker. Experience of roles in both creative and strategic lead.

- Experience: Strategy, advocacy, cultural programming & curation, change management, partnerships development, PR & comms, brand management, fundraising, sponsorship, content development, events, campaigning, networking, mentoring, arts education, chairing cultural consortia, arts in regeneration
- Very experienced public speaker, interviewer and presenter
- Experienced at being in a high-profiled visible advocacy role where there has been a need to influence and persuade multi-stakeholders and partners at all levels.

- Supporter of a 'polymathic' approach to education in formal and informal learning settings.
- Trained in the Action Learning discipline (ALA /Cultural Leadership Programme)
- Experienced at working with brands and initiating new partnerships and collaborations eg. ConceptsApp, Apple #TodayAtApple ,Fosters+Partners, Adobe
- Experienced Interviewer of artists and creatives - in person and online

- Chair for Society of Designer Craftsmen www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk

- Companion of 'The Guild of St George' www.guildofstgeorge.org.uk

- Trustee for arts-education research charity, HOI - House of Imagination. HOI also runs Forest of Imagination www.forestofimagination.org.uk Founding Patron, Sir Ken Robinson

- Previously, Director (CEO) of The Big Draw

- FRSA - Fellow RSA - Royal Society of Arts

- Myers Briggs Personality type: ENFJ 'The Protagonist'

- Have regularly sat on/been involved in national-facing arts-education groupings, including APPG Arts, Crafts & Design

- Have written and presented publicly about my personal experience of living with #OCD

- If I ever get any spare time - I love drawing and sketching, knitting and sewing

Twitter: @KateJMason
Instagram: @kate_j_mason

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