Working as a consultant on projects involving the arts, heritage, and creative regeneration, I have met and worked with people with knowledge, expertise, and lived experience beyond my own. As these people are invited to contribute to future projects, they become studio associates.

Dave Barnard: Dave has worked in social care and community projects since 2008, and brings experience of organisational development, governance and oversight, partnership management and direct delivery of social prescribing and community services.

Dave was Head of Community Services at Toynbee Hall (2012-2016), Chief Executive at Vincentian Care Plus (2017-2018), Chief Executive at the Council for Asian People, Wood Green (2018-2019), and managed social prescribing for One Health Lewisham (2019-2021). He was Chair of Healthwatch City of London and the Forget Me Not Memory Cafe. He is qualified in Leadership and Management, and Change Management.

Charlie Tolfree: Charlie advises on inclusivity, equality and safeguarding, particularly relating to transgender people. He has delivered work on how trans people experience social etiquette, body language, communication, and personal safety, and led discussions on stereotypes and the spectrum of masculinity and femininity,

Charlie has delivered talks, workshops, and taken part in projects with London South Bank University, University of Essex, Margate Pride, Turner Contemporary, Margate and Volcano Theatre, Swansea.