Karen Jeremiah – Programme Director (Maternity Cover)
Karen previously managed a rural touring scheme across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, enabling high quality arts and performances to be accessible in even the most rural and isolated areas. She programmed a wide range of arts including theatre, dance, live literature and music that could take place in a variety of venues such as pubs, libraries, village halls and even leisure centres!
Prior to this Karen ran her own projects as “Art of the Ordinary”, developing a community-based street festival, sculpture trails and a variety of interactive art installations with accompanying workshops.
Karen believes everyone is creative and is happiest when she feels she has helped someone realise that for themselves.
Sam Jinks – Programme Manager
Sam is Freshly Greated’s Programme Manager. His job connects the art and artists to the communities and neighbourhoods we serve, ensuring the programme meets its ethos of producing outstanding community-led events, workshops and experiences.
Sam’s background is in museums and he is passionate about using the arts to celebrate and tell people’s stories. He did this proudly for a number of years as Learning Officer at the Time & Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth, wherein he developed a hugely successful education programme dedicated to bringing the town’s unique history to life for young learners via storytelling and drama. Sam went away for two years to become the Formal Learning Manager of the Royal Armouries national museums, creating exciting programmes for thousands of learners across the country.
Freshly Greated brought Sam home.
Sam is usually recognisable at our events as the loud, smiley man with a bald head. People often take him for a confident extrovert but it’s just his passion shining through; he’s actually a rather shy introvert… Or so he tells us.
Sam Holden - Programme Coordinator
The second Sam in the team (Or Samantha – she answers to both!) Sam is Freshly Greated’s Programme Coordinator and has joined us from Norfolk Trails, having worked on the Coastal Communities Fund project “Coastal Treasures” and the Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival. She’s also a graduate of Norwich University of The Arts.
As Programme Coordinator Sam will be active behind the scenes, providing all sorts of administrative and logistical support for each event and activity run by Freshly Greated.
When not coordinating Freshly Greated’s programme of events, Sam can mostly be found with her nose in her drawing tablet.
Alice Austin – Cultural Learning and Participation Officer (Apprentice)
Alice has a passion about all things arty and loves to get others involved and invoke inner creativity, they might not even know they have.
Having just graduated from University of Lincoln, during her three years created works that where either in collaboration with the local communities or where pieces that had to be interacted with in order to be fully completed.
Now that she has obtained skills and knowledge from Lincoln’s art scene, she’s home and ready to get stuck in and have fun, while learning even more about community events, collaboration with communities and logistical support from the Freshly Greated team.