Alan Dix set up 509Arts in 1995, following successful careers in both theatre and education. Since that time the company has worked throughout England with arts organisations, public sector bodies, private businesses and the voluntary sector to develop, produce, manage and assess cultural programmes and projects of all kinds.
Jenny has over 15 years’ experience of producing, curating and commissioning multi-disciplinary arts programmes and festivals, including FuseLeeds contemporary music festival; imove – Yorkshire’s Cultural Olympiad programme for 2012; Interrogate Festival 2012 (Darlington), Leeds 2023 and Phrased & Confused.
Graham is a theatre director and cultural strategist. He was Acting Chief Executive of the Arts Council of England from 1996 – 1999 and has since served on numerous Government and other public sector committees and undertaken many strategic reviews including: DCMS (for the Cabinet office), the British Council’s arts programme, the Edinburgh Festivals, the cultural offers of the cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Birmingham and Derby.
Tim is an arts consultant, theatre maker and coach. He has over 30 years experience of devising and delivering disability related arts. Tim was co-founder and artistic director of Mind the Gap. He has a particular interest and expertise in the development of creative learning organisations, access and inclusive practice, capital development using the principles of universal design and lean business start-ups. Tim has delivered master classes in inclusive theatre practices, internationally including Brazil, India, China and Hong Kong.
Shanaz Gulzar is a film and digital artist. Her work explores new technologies and film, identity and the lived experience. She is a Director of www.adeptprojects.co.uk and has worked with Chol Theatre, Bite The Mango Film Festival, Illuminate, Yorkshire Film Archive, Enchanted Parks Gateshead, Moti Roti and Bradford City Parks.