Rachel is a theatre maker, director, producer and facilitator committed to making the arts more accessible, inclusive and representative for audiences, artists and participants.
As Co-Creative Director, you’re just as likely to find Rachel getting stuck in at a workshop as you are to find her overseeing the vision for Art with Heart. With an eye for detail and a kind and compassionate nature, Rachel produces many of our projects and helps us to make sure we’re always being as inclusive as possible – while applying her diverse skillset to make our projects the best they can be.
Some of Rachel’s Art with Heart highlights include co-creating and directing Declaration, curating and producing The Golden Years Caravan, directing award-winning coming of age play Secret Diaries and co-hosting our Box Tickers podcast with Sarah.
Before joining us at Art with Heart, Rachel worked with a number of leading cultural organisations including South Bank Centre, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester International Festival, Contact and HOME. She started her career at Contact Theatre, and was later a recipient of the ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe Producers Bursary Programme’. She co-produced alternative cabaret night Pen:Chant with Ben Mellor and co-founded Lost & Found, a pop-up performance festival in Manchester co-produced with Contact.