1237 Bev Adams 20/07/2022 EDIT PUBLIC PROFILE Your Profile Picture Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 256 MB. 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I create excellent outdoor arts productions, inclusive festivals and community events with an emphasis on social purpose, diversity and community participation that engage people from all walks of life, helping them to connect with each other and to explore the worlds in which they live.What steps did you take to get where you are now?I have over 30 years' expertise in the field of professional and community co-created project creation and management, backed by a Masters Degree in Performance Culture and Context/Theatre Directing from Gitis Academy Moscow (1999)/University of Leeds (2014) and a BA Hons in Theatre Arts from Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds (1991). Between January and April 2022, I was awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice Grant from Arts Council England to travel to the world-renowned University of Connecticut Puppet Arts Program in the USA to study rod, shadow and marionette puppetry forms from around the world and to explore the work of, and practise with puppet theatre, parade and pageant company, Bread and Puppet Theater. Between 1990 and 2017 I was founding Artistic Director of Faceless Arts an Outdoor Community Arts company and part of the Arts Council's National Portfolio. In 2017, I formed Edgelands Arts with long time collaborators and co-directors, Tony Wade and Charlie Wells, to continue our explorations in community arts. I also became Director of Holmfirth Arts Festival in this year whilst helping to develop festivals across South and West Yorkshire. I have taught applied theatre, visual theatre and community arts practice to undergraduates, post graduates and my international artist peers in Turkey, Slovenia, Leeds, Hull and Liverpool. In 2021, I was mentor to 11 diverse and disabled emerging outdoor theatre makers in Bradford.What type of creative opportunities are you looking for?I offer my skills as a freelance Director, Producer, Performer, Puppeteer, Arts Consultant, Trainer, and MentorAnswer as many of the following questions as you like to enhance your profile pageMy dream creative collaboration would be...To create a spectacular outdoor parade and pageant with Peter Schumann, Director of Bread and Puppet Theater USA, for communities in Wakefield and VermontWhat does Wakefield mean to you?Wakefield is a place surrounded by beautiful countryside and green spaces, well connected to the rest of the country through motorways and train services, where artists and artistic talent can thrive and be sustained.My proudest momentMy daughter gaining a 2:1 BA Hons in Religion, Politics and Society despite lockdown curtailment of her studies.An unexpected thing about meI hold a purple belt in Kung FuTick any that apply to youCreative Services Architecture & Planning Creative Education Creative Producing Design Services Graphic Design Marketing & Advertising Other Product Design Set Design Technical Production Creative Content Animation Digital Content Creation Games Design Other Photography Publishing Radio & Podcasts TV & Film Creative Original Apparel & Fashion Arts & Crafts Creative Writing Fine Art Other Sculpture Creative Experiences Dance Libraries Museums and Heritage Music Other Performing Arts Theatre Creative Digital App Development AR & VR Computer Networking Other Software Development Web Design Showcase your workYour video showreel Copy and paste the URL of your Vimeo or YouTube videoUpload up to 5 showcase imagesShowcase image 1 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. 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