Richard has over 20 years’ experience of managing participation and learning programmes within the formal cultural sector. He is currently the Strategic Manager for Artswork, the South East Bridge organisation and leads the programme for Sussex, Brighton & Hove and Surrey. His partnership portfolio includes over 1000 schools, 4 Local Authorities, 15 Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations and a Regional Hub Museum. In addition, he is the strategic lead in the South East for Arts Award, film and visual art education.
Richard has consistently innovated within areas of social justice, health inequality and community safety and has received recognition through the National Audit Commission, Youth Justice Board Quality Assurance review and Beacon Council Scheme. He has extensive experience of delivering strategic commissioning programmes, most notably being a founding partner of enquire commissioned by engage in partnership with Arts Council England, DCMS and DFES. Since 2007 he has been the Culture Lead for the IDEA National Beacon Peer Support Advisory Panel.