BIO

Projects and Employment:

2018-19 Workshop Leader. Calderdale Muesum Services. I facilitated high quality historic interactive learning experiences for children, young people and families.

2018- ongoing Mindfulness Instructor. Self Employed. I delivered the mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) to adult populations.

2015 Mindfulness facilitator and project manager ; Soulful Schools, North Manchester. Soulful Schools was a project incepted by a team of academics and creative professionals, to help bring about social change in some of Manchester’s most deprived communities.

2010- 15 Creative Director of Outta Place, Hebden Bridge, Calderdale. Clare founded Outta Place, a social enterprise dedicated to working with young people and adults from a wide range of circumstances. Outta Place specialised in using dance, music and technology as tools to aid in the transformation of young peoples’ lives.

2008- 09 Project Manager; Calderdale Young Peoples’ Services. I worked with Calderdale Young Peoples’ Services as a project manager and co-ordinator to deliver taster sessions in drama, music production, dance and illustration in the local youth clubs of the Upper Calder Valley.

2006- 08 Project Manager, Art leader, Sketch, Burnley Borough Council, Burnley. Managed and delivered Sketch – a three year project for young people based in Burnley.

2004- 06 Youth Worker/ Specialist Tutor, Mytholmroyd Young People’s Centre, Mytholmroyd, Calderdale. Initially employed to facilitate photography and digital imaging sessions for the young people of the club.

2001- 2006 Freelance Community Artist, North West England. Following the graduation of my first degree IClare began work as a video art facilitator with a cohort of young offenders. I subsequently began facilitating various lens based media projects over this five year period on a freelance basis, all with young people deemed to be from challenging circumstances. I worked for several councils and art organisations namely Action Factory, Oldham, Lancashire and Burnley Council.

Education:

2020-21 Certificate Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.

2018 Certificate in competency in Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to adolescents. Teen Yoga, Life Centre, Manchester.

2017- 20 Teacher Training Pathway: Train to Teach Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction. University of Bangor.

2015 Teacher Training in Paws b Mindfulness in Schools project: Tonbridge, Kent.

2015 Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction 8 week course: Kindmind, Huddersfield.

2014- 16 Post Graduate Certificate: Arts management Policy and Practice, University of Manchester.

2008 Youth arts Certificate: University of Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland.

2007 Arts Award Advisor training: Arts Council, Manchester

2006 NVQ level 3 Youth Work: Night Shift, Calderdale Council, Halifax.

2004 City and Guild in Teacher training: 730/7, Calderdale College, Halifax.

1997-00 BA (Hons) Media and Performance Art: Salford University, Salford.

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