Leah’s background in the sector started when she studied theatre design. She went on to work in the theatre and spent time in both the voluntary sector and local authority arts development. The common thread for Leah has been community engagement: using culture as a way to engage with specific groups. Leah has strong practical experience of project delivery. She takes on the project management, and fundraising aspects of Kettle Partnership work.
“A highlight for me has been working on the Ukrainian project ‘Home to Home’. It was the first step into really working internationally. We were able to compare the different ways the sector runs in different companies – and how people behave to cope with, for example, audience development.”