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New Trustee: Joanna Freeman

4th June 2019

Joanna Freeman stands in front of a stone wall

We have another new Trustee on our Board, arts producer and project manager Joanna Freeman. We asked Joanna what motivated her to join the Board and this is what she told us...

"I'm thrilled to join the board at Meadow Arts; an organisation curating a truly exciting portfolio of exhibitions and events, and delivering important creative opportunities for schools and communities across the West Midlands. From the Yinka Shonibare CBE exhibition at Hereford Cathedral to a burgeoning education programme and transformations of rural landmarks such as the iron bridge, this is an organisation using visual art boldly to engage, provoke, inspire and draw attention where it is due. Exactly what the arts should do.

A colourful textile quilt artwork, displayed in the Chained Library at Hereford Cathedral

Joanna loved seeing Yinka Shonibare CBE's Creatures of the Mappa Mundi

I recently returned to Shropshire, my birthplace, after over 10 years of work in arts education in Manchester, Leeds and London. It is such a pleasure to support an organisation that provides high-quality arts experiences for people in rural, as well as urban, settings. I look forward to seeing Meadow Arts continue to grow and deliver important work for those who need it most."


More about Joanna Freeman

Black and white photograph of Joanna Freeman, head and shouldersJoanna is an arts producer and project manager based in Shropshire. She has over a decade of experience in arts education, programming and producing a broad range of participative opportunities for young people and communities nationwide. This includes work delivered for or with The Birmingham REP Theatre, Manchester Camerata, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Joanna has also designed and delivered programmes of cross-arts learning in schools across the UK for creative education organisations including Artis Foundation, One Day and Bigfoot.