HertsCreation is a not for profit community interest company limited by guarantee working with the arts to create new spaces for social engagement, dialogue and transition to benefit the residents of Hertfordshire, in particular young people, families and senior citizens. HertsCreation C.I.C. is incorporated in England and Wales under registered number 08235601. Its correspondence address is 101B Olive Road, London NW2 6UR.
Martin trained as an actor and worked for many years as a facilitator and director in Theatre-in-Education. He is now a producer, academic, Lecturer in Applied Drama and Arts Management at Canterbury Christ Church University and completing a PhD in Drama. Freelance and as an Associate of the Map Consortium he delivers arts-based training for public sector organisations. He has worked extensively in primary Education as a researcher (for the Art of Creative Learning, Newham) and as an agent and producer for Creative Partnerships as well as devising and delivering courses for undergraduates in Creative Learning (Central School of Speech and Drama). His current research interests include art-making as a transitional space for community engagement and devising new approaches to the evaluation of social impacts of participation in the arts.
Alex realised that ‘words were not enough’, having completed a first degree in English, she then trained as an artist in her search for alternative mediums of communication. She maintains a varied practice working both independently, in collaboration with other creative professionals and with communities through education and cultural institutions. She is a fellow at Digswell Arts Trust, member of Harlesden Gallery and vice-chair at ReWrite. Most recently she has undertaken a drawing and research residency with Wizard Presents Production Company, held a residency with Brent Museum and Archives during November 2011-January 2012 and had work selected for the Eastern Approaches exhibition with UH Galleries. She has worked as an agent and practitioner for Creative Partnerships and an Artist in Residence with Middlesex University. Alex is particularly interested in creativity as a continuum, promoting access to creativity by rendering processes visible to audiences and inviting response.