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New Chair of Trustees Appointed

New Chair of Trustees Appointed

Louise Lappin-Cook has stepped up from Trustee to Chair

We are delighted to announce that Louise Lappin-Cook, Director,

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton is our new Chair. Louise is taking over the role from Karl Bevis, who has been our Chair for the past three years.

We asked Louise to say a few words about what taking on this role means to her:

“It is a huge privilege to take up the role of Chair at Creativity Works.

Prior to becoming a Trustee I was aware of the organisation’s work and hugely impressed with the range of creative opportunities and interventions Creativity Works offers. Having gained a deeper understanding I am more inspired than ever about the significance and impact of our programme and approach.

Witnessing first-hand the profound impact Creativity Works has on the lives of participants – and its real and tangible impact in using artistic engagement to improve, challenge and raise awareness of mental health issues, build communities and reach some of the most isolated and challenged communities across the south west – has been wholly transformative.

As Bath and North East Somerset’s only Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, this is a critical time for Creativity Works in terms of nurturing and developing our relationship as a continued and growing part of ACE’s portfolio.

I have been hugely impressed by the range of skills and expertise among the staff and trustees at Creativity Works. I am looking forward to working with Olly, the staff and the board to establish Creativity Works as a centre of excellence for arts and wellbeing in the south west: re-homing the organisation in a new multi-purpose venue; ensuring we take a leading role in driving forward conversations around artistic practice and socially engaged arts regionally and nationally; offering bespoke training opportunities for artists in the field; and affirming artistic excellence across all our programmes.

To achieve this we are looking for skilled, visionary, committed and passionate individuals to join our board. If you think you might like to get involved in the charity’s work and join our dynamic team, do not hesitate to get in touch.”

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