About

 
Richard is a producer, researcher, and writer based in Birmingham. He is currently Coventry City of Culture's Producer for the South West in the Collaborative City Team. Working with community groups, arts organisations, and change makers, Richard co-creates arts activities with communities to help residents  make arts programmes, upskill them, and to enhance civic pride.

Recent work includes:

Richard was also a consultant for Journey to Justice's Economic (In)justice project (2020-), and he evaluated Nottingham CAN's inaugural project, I Come From (2021).

Richard is also a researcher and writer. He is a research assistant at Nottingham Trent University and with University of Exeter on the Young Poets' Stories project (2020-). He has a PhD in English (2019), and he is  currently working in education and youth studies research. He is co-writing an academic essay with Dr Frances Howard about Nottingham CAN's 2020-2021 poetry project due in 2022. His academic research and practice as a producer informs his evidence-based approach to arts work with young people. His first published work appeared in To A New Dawn (2021), a creative piece about connection during the pandemic.