Dan Brown (Chair)
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)
Rob is a Digital Producer and Marketer who specialises in helping arts and heritage organisations use digital media to engage meaningfully with new and developing audiences. Having worked in arts and broadcast for almost two decades, including significant roles with BBC and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rob focuses on understanding how online and social content behaves differently to other media. For the Digital Agency The Space, he works across a slate of digital R&D commissions, and manages a series of mentoring programmes for creative organisations across the UK. He is a guest lecturer at University of Birmingham.
(Joined December 2017)
Lisa is the Artistic Director/CEO of Capsule, an arts organisation which she co-founded in 1999. Capsule, craft extraordinary events for adventurous audiences and has gained a reputation as a dynamic and innovative arts producer, initiating, commissioning and producing multi-disciplinary work. Along with a year round programme, Capsule is responsible for a number of high profile projects, including the internationally renowned Supersonic Festival, named the “UK’s best small festival” by The Guardian, 2019.
Lisa is responsible for conceiving and curating Home Of Metal, a groundbreaking heritage project, with exhibitions and events that join the dots between music, social history, visual art and fan cultures to produce a new perspective on Heavy Metal. One that is celebratory, eschews notions of high/low art and joins audiences and performers together. Home of Metal is devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham. Music that turned up the volume, down-tuned guitars, and introduced a whole new meaning to the word ‘heavy’.
Lisa was an Honorary Research Fellow at the Digital Humanities Hub at the University of Birmingham with an MA in Digital Media and Culture.
Stuart is a leading Theatre Producer and Arts Management Consultant. He is currently producing UK and international tours of The Snowman, The Lovely Bones, A Thousand Splendid Suns and Calixto Bieito’s productions of The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex & Anxiety and Wuthering Heights.
He was previously Executive Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre (2002 to 2019), where he was jointly responsible with the Artistic Director for all aspects of strategic policy creation and management of the theatre’s two auditoria and its extensive programme of touring, education and community work.
Before that he was Management Consultant to Teatro Kismet, the largest theatre company in southern Italy (1999 to 2001), Chief Executive of The National Centre for Popular Music
(1996 to 1999), and Administrative Director of Nottingham Playhouse (1990 to 1996).
He also runs workshops in organisational structure, strategic planning and managing change for arts organisations for a variety of international bodies including The British Council, The Soros Foundation, Amsterdam Summer University, L’Universite de Dijon, L’Institut Francais, NOROC, The Arab Arts Association and The Welsh College of Dance & Drama.
Clayton is Programme Manager for STEAMhouse and is responsible for overall project delivery of STEAMhouse (first phases) 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 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 Spectrum, the Whitworth Wallis Trust, and The Other Way Works, Prior to that he was a board director of Moby Duck, and founding board director of Culture Central.
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 was also an honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham in the College of Art and Law.
(Joined April 2016)
Past members of the Board
Dr Erin Sullivan
Dr Delia Garratt 2012-2018
Rev Dr Joel Love