Jen is an experienced Arts Manager and Producer working in the industry for 16 years and with Activate for nine. She studied Fine Art and went on to work in visual arts, live art, experimental theatre and outdoor arts. She was also independent Producer of her own outdoor events which toured UK festivals from 2007-15 and a successful 1950s themed London club night. At Activate she helps to run the organisation across all things finance, fundraising, governance and strategic planning. Jen is mother to her daughter Betty, who has complex needs, and she is passionate about inclusive practice.
Jen’s favourite Activate moment: the return of Inside Out Dorset festival in 2021, delayed by a year because of the pandemic, ”It was a really special moment for me.” she says, ”The desire for people to be together again through inspiring performance was demonstrated by over 21,000 people attending over 2 weeks. Their joy and the energy created by the festival was truly uplifting.”
When she’s got time to herself, Jen likes hand-making things (including cocktails) and walking the stunning Isle of Portland where she lives with her family.
Jen uses the pronouns she/her.Back to team