Nicola Bryson is a qualified youth worker with a degree in Childhood Youth and Society. She has worked in various roles in both the voluntary and statutory sector. These have included working in a Women’s Refuge, for an Advocacy Service and for an Arts Community Organisation. She is currently a committee member for a local campaigning choir.
“Priority 1-54 ties in very closely to my own practice and expertise, so I am thrilled to support this organisation in developing more opportunities for young people to explore their own personal motivations, learn life skills and build resilience through creative facilitation, all underpinned by the UNCRC rights of the child"
Marina Castledine is Head of Learning at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, with over 20 years’ experience of leading highly successful arts programmes at national, regional and local levels.
Marina is a natural strategist, with an ambitious drive to effect positive change through creativity and culture, and known for designing programmes that set new standards and redefine learning practice. A passionate advocate for arts education and a skilled public speaker, Marina has broad yet deep knowledge of project management, artistic design and delivery of creative programmes in education, museum, gallery, public health, community and the youth sectors.
Tom Hines is Project Manager for Brighton-based youth music charity AudioActive, an organisation he’s worked with since 2004. Tom also manages the youth work team for the Tarner Community Project. Tom is experienced in residential therapeutic care and working with adolescents in challenging circumstances, specialising in engagement and participation using creative arts. A former Arts teacher with a degree in Graphic Design, Tom has a background in illustration, comic art, design and graffiti art. As a musician, Tom runs hip-hop events and has mentored thousands of young rappers and producers across Sussex.