The Team

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Cultural Connectors, Connecting Culture project team with Darren Henley, Arts Council England CEO and Prof. Jane Falkingham, Vice President, International & Engagement, University of Southampton, Jan 2023

Project Team

  • The Cultural Connectors, a dynamic cohort of young researchers aged 16 – 25 years from Southampton. Learn more here
  • Louise Coysh, Project Lead, Associate Director (Arts and Culture), University of Southampton (UoS)
  • Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde Project Lead / Associate Researcher and Engagement Consultant
  • Frankie McCormick, Lead Project Coordinator & Arts Award Mentor
  • Poppy Ash, Assistant Project Coordinator
  • Sara Lock, Head of Arts Marketing Communications (UoS)
  • Faye Philips, Artist Facilitator & Arts Award Mentor
  • Kate Maple, Project Manager
  • Jess Davies Molloy, Project Manager & Producer
  • Helen Le Brocq MBE, Arts Award Mentor & Consultant
  • Matt Sanger, Event Manager
  • Lee Peck Media, PR
Connecting Culture project team with Lee Peck Media, March 2023


Creative Consultation

  • Sarah Girling Creative Consultation Coordinator 
  • Artist Facilitators:
  • Nazneen Ahmed Writer and Creative Writing Facilitator
  • Faye Phillips Visual Artist and Educator
  • Natalie Watson Contemporary Dance Artist

Thanks to our former colleague Jen Harris Coordinator (Arts and Culture) for her invaluable work on the project.