Creative Producer, Learning Consultant and Founder of Creative Elements
As a Creative Producer and Learning Consultant, I specialise in developing and producing sustainable projects, resources and programmes for arts organisations and government entities. I consult and advise educational institutions and the public sector, on short-term and ongoing basis. My experiential training and coaching courses inspire creativity, improve communication and increase productivity. With each new project, I work with a unique collective of creative directors and practitioners that reflect our client's cultural context.
Having worked extensively in the performing arts, education and the cultural sector, Sarah is able to fuse together elements from each discipline to create unique multi-disciplinary experiences. She has worked both nationally and internationally, and managed events at festivals and projects in the UK, New Zealand and Germany.
More recently, Sarah led, designed and managed the establishment and delivery of a national, government reform project: a one year, award bearing, internationally accredited, professional development programme for all of Oman's New Teachers. The creative arts, museums, smart technology and creative partnerships at the heart of the programme to engage and inspire over 3,000 young new teachers and designed to align with the diversification of the economy and growth of the creative industries in Oman.
Sarah initiated, secured and developed partnerships and programme content for self-directed workshops at the following museum and cultural institutions: The National Museum, Royal Opera House Muscat, Bait Al Zubair Museum, Children’s Museum, EcOman, Planetarium and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Alongside, the government project Creative Elements were commissioned by Art Jameel International to research the provision of Arts Education in the UAE and Creative Partnerships in Dubai and Sharjah. The research identified the need to develop high-quality, strategic arts programming to meet the need, and market demand, ahead of opening of the Jameel Art Centre, Dubai. Sarah presented the findings to delegation from New York Metropolitan Museum (MET).
Sarah was previously Senior Manager, Community and Education Department at Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) where she was responsible for managing ADAMF’s Education and Community programming throughout the year and during the Abu Dhabi Festival with a department of 8. During 2011 and 2012, Sarah worked on behalf of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to inspect and assess the curriculum including the creative arts in their government and private schools.
Sarah has a breadth of experience developing and producing creative strategy for the performing arts and education sector extends to a senior management level at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where she was a Learning Consultant, content writer and practitioner advising on Globe Theatre community outreach, national strategy, MA course leader for the Performing Arts in the Classroom modules and training Globe actors to become Teaching Artists.
Sarah was a founder member, actor, director and producer of Third Eye Theatre Company (1997 – 1999), she produced a number of one-act plays at the Off-West End Fringe Theatres including the White Bear, the Landor and at the European Theatre & Arts Festival at Theatro Technis. She was a member of the final Actors Company at the Museum of Moving Image (BFI) in 1999. Following this contract, Sarah joined Spectrum Theatre Projects where she directed, devised and performed original theatre interactions at the Millennium Dome, Science Museum, Transport Museum and Imperial War Museum until 2001.
Since 2008, Sarah has been an assistant facilitator with Crying in the Wilderness Productions. She produced 'The Meeting' at the Warehouse Theatre in 2009 and the ‘Invisible Man’ showcase for Decibel Performing Arts Showcase Festival in September 2011. Sarah has worked consistently on ‘The Trilogy’ as creative producer for the ‘Invisible Man’ Research & Development at the Bush Theatre in 2012 and part-funded ‘Conundrum’ and ‘Sarai’. Sarah has just produced Sarai at the Arcola Theatre in London.
Sarah has been developing her professional digital media and communication skills. She designs and constructs websites for clients and has edited all the Crying in the Wilderness Productions R&D films and documentary film.