Meet the Ignite Chelmsford Partners

 

The Ignite Chelmsford Partnership is formed of individuals who are connected into the creative community, their role is to represent and champion the priorities of the Ignite membership. View Partner profiles below.  

The Ignite Partnership have developed an Action Plan in response to Chelmsford’s new Cultural Strategy. This Action Plan sets out ways that Ignite will continue to grow, improve and drive member priorities, including:

  • Showcasing the work of Ignite members
  • Providing opportunities for creative collaboration and inspiration
  • Reflecting the voice of the creative community to inform strategy and investment in Chelmsford

 

Terms of Reference

Read up on the Partnerships full Terms of Reference.

View minutes

You can view the minutes from previous meetings.

Action Plan

Read the Ignite Action Plan & let us know what you think.

Partner profiles

Elodie Chousmer-Howelles

Elodie Chousmer-Howelles

I am a professional freelance violinist living in Chelmsford. I work as a classical concert violinist, soloist, ensemble musician, session musician and recording artist for a variety of musicians across the classical, jazz and pop genres. Artistes I’ve collaborated...

Jon Hughes

Jon Hughes

I am an Arts Director at Hot Box Live CIC with over 6 years experience in Event, Venue Management and 8 years in Live sound experience. I am responsible for the day to day running of HOT BOX putting on Live Events nearly every night of the week and running courses...

Aj Grand-Scrutton

Aj Grand-Scrutton

I'm the CEO at Dlala Studios, an independent games studio based in Witham.

Maxine Clark

Maxine Clark

I am a creative that has never settled on a single material and I continue to explore every type of creative process I can get my hands on. MA in Craft and a fellow of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary. I've recently taken up the role of Events and Outreach Officer...

Gareth Barton

Gareth Barton

I'm Gareth, the Creative Director of Spread. Spread is a working design studio that has recently opened its doors as an art gallery, showcasing and selling modern and contemporary works by emerging artists.

Georgie Davis (Subliminal)

Georgie Davis (Subliminal)

I started off as an artist solo when I was young but through lack of opportunity I put my talents, skills and knowledge for my music on a shelf and got to work. Over the years I invested into myself to go to music events but most expenses was back n forth travel to...

Jennifer Flint

Jennifer Flint

I am a local freelance community artist and owner of Original Creative Work. I studied illustration at the Universities of Lincoln and Westminster. My work mostly takes the form of limited edition prints and bespoke commissions although I also paint murals (including...

Megan Crisp

Megan Crisp

Whilst always having a love for Drama, my passion for outreach work began when I trained in Community Drama at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, graduating with first class hons and the Facilitation Award. A year later, I was training to teach secondary...

Nick Hearne

Nick Hearne

Heavy metal man-dog that once sent a tandoori lamb chop into space. I come up with silly ideas professionally - Two were featured on Have I Got News For You, which is the double apogee of my career. As part of the band Slay Duggee I help kids get into live music with...

Elaine Tribley

Elaine Tribley

I'm a Chelmsford based freelance artist and designer working predominatly in the public realm with projects ranging from large scale public art to community collaborations. I also work with galleries and schools on educational programmes, design and create learning...

Rachana Vaja

Rachana Vaja

I joined Chelmsford’s Cultural Education Partnership as programme manager in March 2022. My background stems from community arts and I spent the last 10 years teaching secondary art and design as well as leading cultural arts in schools. I am drawn to the prospect of...

Claire Gevaux

Claire Gevaux

I’m an independent consultant working supporting and empowering artists and arts organisations to understand their why and enable them to grow. I’m also CEO of Chelmsford Cultural Development Trust (Culture Chelmsford) and a strategic advisor to Southampton Culture...

Sade Fadipe

Sade Fadipe

I became a published Children’s Author in 2016. My first book, A Fun ABC (US edition: A Visit to Grandad) was recognised as one of 50 top books in America, and as a Caldecott-notable, in 2020. I was inspired to write it due to a dearth of indigenous content, whilst...

Sofia Rojas

Sofia Rojas

Sofia is a multidisciplinary creative, producer, curator, and speaker who delivers social impact events and projects. She has worked in Costa Rica, Spain, and the UK. And is currently working closely with the creative community in Essex. Sofia has managed The Art...

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