Public Engagement Coordinator, Glasgow Film: GFT and Glasgow Film Festivals
Key Expertise: EDI (Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion) strategy, Audience development, Audience engagement and education
An experienced and skilled professional with an artistic portfolio spanning 15 years, Jodie has a breadth of experience working in the cultural arts sector; as educational tutor, creative practitioner, director, performer, project manager and programme facilitator. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, gaining a first class honours degree in Contemporary Theatre Practice.
At present, Jodie is Public Engagement Coordinator for Glasgow Film Theatre focussing on audience development and programming accessible events within Equality and Inclusion frameworks. A key focus is developing best practice engagement strategies for deaf and hard of hearing audiences, autism friendly programming and events with a dementia friendly focus.
Jodie was also recently appointed Vice Chair of Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre- a charity arts organisation that provides free, high quality drama and theatre activities for young people aged 11-25 living in Glasgow.
From Nov 2013-June 2015 Jodie was Creative Learning Programmer at the Arches theatre; programming and producing bespoke creative experiences for diverse audiences and participants, building a bespoke creative education programme to enable young people to train in the creative arts and collaborating with disability organisations to provide high quality entertainment events in club settings.
Jodie’s artistic practice also incorporates her experience as a support worker, supporting adults with learning and mental health difficulties. Jodie believes in the strength of a process when engaging with individuals and groups of people to celebrate diversity and create a common dialogue and connection.