This Is It! Stockton-on-Tees
We are delighted to announce that our next This Is It! event is taking place on Monday 6 March in Stockton-on-Tees. In the heart of the North East of England, ARC Stockton Arts Centre will host an inspiring day for our Creativ... (read more)
THIS IS IT! was exactly what I needed. It left my mind whizzing with ideas. I don’t know what the future holds but I will keep working and keep climbing the ladder.”
The Creative Society is a coalition of artists, entrepreneurs and opinion formers who recognise the economic, social and cultural value of Britain’s creative talent.
Martin is the award-winning former Political Editor of the New Statesman and The Jewish Chronicle. His idea for The Creative Society (formerly New Deal of the Mind) captured the imagination of the cultural world in 2009 and attracted the support of politicians from across the political spectrum.
Martin is Founder and Chief Executive of The Creative Society. Since March 2009 he has been working closely with ministers, officials and arts organisations to deliver jobs in the creative industries.
Barbara Palczynski, Projects Director
Barbara joined The Creative Society as Projects Director in November 2016 bringing with her a wealth of knowledge of the arts and creative sector to strengthen our strategic-thinking and projects work.
She has worked for 20 years in music, overseeing large-scale projects from orchestral to opera with the Philharmonia and London Philharmonic Orchestra and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, to cross-arts and multi-media work with both Barbican and Southbank Centre and more recently digital projects including the contemporary music iOS app, Clapping Music with London Sinfonietta. With notes inégales she was one of the founding members of the pop-up club inégales, an open space for multi-genre free improvisation and collaboration. Several of her projects have been nominated for an RPS Award.
With a degree in modern languages, she has worked with multiple stakeholders across many different countries and she believes firmly in the importance of creating an environment in which partnership working, imagination and openness can flourish. Barbara is responsible for Step Up and strategic planning with the CEO.
Tel: 020 7845 5834
Claudia works as a Project Manager and is responsible for the Speaker’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme. The scheme provides a paid placement in Parliament to people from disadvantaged backgrounds who wouldn’t be able to work for free.
Alongside her work on the scheme, supports The Creative Society’s work by helping them with fundraising, PR, social media and employability sessions.
Claudia’s expertise is in youth peacebuilding education, and she freelances as a writer and practitioner in the field. Her previous work experience includes roles within Seeds of Peace, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, the Three Faiths Forum, and National Citizen Service, and she has taught as a guest lecturer in King’s College London and La Sapienza University of Rome. She is half-British half-Italian, grew up in Rome and currently lives in London.
Phone: 020 7845 5835
After graduating with a degree in Drama and Applied Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2014, Kitty worked as a freelance drama facilitator and scriptwriter for various participatory theatre projects across London. As a playwright Kitty’s work often focuses on marginalised young people and her play ‘The View From Down Here’ was part of Ovalhouse’s professional season in October 2014. Kitty has since worked for Theatre Royal, Stratford East and participatory arts charity, Rewrite.
Kitty started working as a Project Assistant for The Creative Society in February 2016. She supports the running of Creative Careers Space, a project that works to help young people from South London access work in the creative sector.
Phone: 020 7845 5830