Art Branches is a not-for-profit community interest company, specialising in inclusive creative projects for improving wellbeing in communities across the East of England. At the end of 2020 Sara Noonan retired from the board after 5 years of helping Art Branches grow.
In 2021 our board of Directors has been augmented by Lucy Allen, Dr Noel Smith, and Rebecca Wright. Lucy is an experienced practitioner in creative industries and is interested in the interaction of art and nature to improve wellbeing. Noel joins us from the world of research, service policy design and monitoring, evaluation and learning. Rebecca brings much experience in arts and the digital world of communication to the team.
Together the five directors have a wealth of experience and qualifications in health and social care, environmental consultancy, heritage, project management, arts, design, cultural enrichment and research.
Our work is led by project managers and experienced associates, who have a wide variety of expertise. Ranging from heritage, filmmaking, photography and textiles to sculpture, fine art, poetry and ceramics. Art Branches specialises in creating bespoke projects, inspired by specific environments that often take place in outdoor settings. Our work is also delivered in schools, community centres, residential homes and hospitals.
All of our professional artists have DBS checks and experience working with the community.