Delia Garratt (Chair)
Delia is Director of Cultural Engagement at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. In this role Delia leads the Trust’s cultural programme onsite in Stratford upon Avon, online, nationally and internationally. She manages one of the world’s most important Shakespeare collections and is responsible for developing the museum, library and archive of both the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company to create a unique, dynamic and accessible resource that is widely enjoyed and used by audiences around the world. She is also responsible for the development and delivery of outstanding education and research programmes, as well as developing an international outreach strategy including touring exhibitions and new digital projects. Much of her work has focused on opening up collections for audiences; finding innovative ways of building connections between people and objects. Projects include Findingshakespeare and Eye Shakespeare. Previous roles include Museums and Communities Manager at Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Collections Development Officer (later Head of Collections) at the National Waterways Museums with responsibility for their nationally Designated collection across three museum sites.
(Joined September 2012)
Clayton Shaw is Programme Manager for STEAMhouse. Clayton is responsible for overall project delivery of STEAMhouse (Phase 1) and works closely with the team on areas of capital development, financial management, programme design and delivery, marketing and PR, strategic partnerships, research collaborations, and sector development.
STEAMhouse (Phase 1) is a creative innovation centre in Digbeth, Birmingham, UK, with the aim of brokering collaborative relationships between businesses, academics, arts and creative industries to support innovation and prototyping activity for social and economic benefit. The centre will demonstrate how arts and creativity can be combined with STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) to drive innovation, skills, research, and economic growth.
Prior to this he was Associate Director at Sampad, a Birmingham based South Asian arts development organisation, Combined Arts Officer at Arts Council England, Cultural Partnerships Officer at Birmingham City Council, and Events Officer at the Herbert Arts Gallery in Coventry.
He is a passionate advocate of arts and culture and is particularly interested in the interplay between arts, science, technology, and engineering. He currently occupies board director positions for Culture Central, the Whitworth Wallis Trust, The Other Way Works, and the new Centre for Diverse Arts as project board member.
Clayton is a postgraduate of Fine Art, University of Central England (now BCU), and a Masters graduate in European Cultural Policy and Management, University of Warwick. He is also an honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham in the College of Art and Law.
(Joined April 2016)
Dan Brown is Development Manager at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Dan has 8 years experience in social housing and 10 years experience of management in arts (primarily) and heritage. Dan has significant experience of successful major bid fundraising and executive management of major arts programmes, including RFO / NPO processes from Arts Council England and high value Grants for the Arts projects, as well grants from key arts supporters such as the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the European Commission Comenius fund.
Dan’s previous role was managing a small theatre company so he very much understands the challenges The Other Way Works faces. He also understands, and strongly believes in, the important role such companies have to play in our culture. Dan is therefore delighted to be on the board, positively supporting The Other Ways Works in their progress and development. (Joined March 2017)
Dr Erin Sullivan
Erin Sullivan is a senior lecturer and fellow at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute, where she teaches and researches topics relating to Shakespeare, contemporary theatre, and cultural participation. Much of her work focuses on emotional experience and art, and she has published several books on this topic with Oxford University Press, Manchester University Press, and Bloomsbury. In addition to her academic research she has also worked with several theatre companies, including Stan’s Cafe, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Elastic Theatre; appeared on radio and television programmes such as ‘In Our Time’; and served for many years as a trustee and board member of the British Shakespeare Association. She joined the board of The Other Way Works out of a desire to strengthen collaborative relationships between the arts and academia and out of her admiration for the inventive, boundary-defying kind of work that the company creates.
(Joined June 2017)
Past members of the Board
Rev Dr Joel Love