Elaine Grant – Freelance Creative Arts Consultant

Elaine Grant – Freelance Creative Arts Consultant

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Elaine Grant – Freelance Creative Arts Consultant

Elaine Grant

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I have worked professionally in the Creative Industries for 38 years. I am a theatre education and access specialist, supporting schools and families with theatre, heritage and cultural experiences.

My career includes 16 years at Go Live theatre Projects (formerly Mousetrap Theatre Projects) as the Head of Access Programmes where I co-ordinated and managed theatre visits, workshops and cultural events for hundreds of mainstream and SEND schools and thousands of students and families to West End theatres and other iconic cultural venues.

My consultancy, Elaine Grant Creative Consulting, specialises in diversifying theatre and cultural audiences, community engagement and mentoring young creatives in sustainable careers in the Arts industry. I also assist theatre professionals welcome the diverse audiences they dream of, by connecting them with my extensive networks of people ready to access theatre shows.

I am a Trustee with the Black Heroes Foundation and the Family Arts Campaign, I sit on numerous arts and cultural and advisory boards including Action for Children’s Arts, UK Theatre – Inclusion and Anti-Racism working group. I was a Family Panel member for the Olivier Awards for two years and was the recipient of the 25 Champions of Black Theatre Award: Alfred Fagan Awards 2021.

I have engaged numerous schools, community groups and diverse families across London in theatrical experiences which have been life-changing and enriching. My long-standing work in the cultural sphere has brought me into close contact with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work in schools and communities throughout Greater London and UK wide.

My portfolio includes significant work with access, engagement and inclusion with Harewood House (Leeds), National dance Company, Wales, Arcola Theatre, Sadlers Wells, The Peacock Theatre, The Place, Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, ENO Coliseum, V&A Museum, Science Museum, Kew Gardens and the National Portrait Gallery, giving access to diverse communities to confidently believe that they have agency in those spaces.

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