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The Arts workers at Creative Response are all practising artists in their own specialist areas. 

This ranges from ceramics to printmaking to sculpture.  There is a lead arts worker in each session

who has responsibility for the group and arts workers work alongside participants sharing their skills

and knowledge. The groups have a relaxed atmosphere and an acceptance of each participant as an individual with different needs and creative skills.  The creative process and the safe, non-judgmental environment are important elements, giving participants access to a sanctuary where they can just be.


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Hannah Dix
Chief Officer

Having had over 20 years experience in Arts Development and becoming an arts manager, I have a strong understanding of community engagement and participation, and I have developed and managed a diverse range of arts based programmes for and with communities.
My last role at Guildford Borough Council, where I led and managed the arts development provision, as well as oversaw the delivery of the Council’s Public Art Strategy, has prepared me well for this role, and I am looking forward to working with the Trustees and the team here at Creative Response to provide a vital service to the participants.
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Norman Wren

Chair of Trustees

Having spent over 40 years working in Financial Services I decided in 2016 that I wanted to change tack and support those less fortunate then me. In that year I joined Creative Response as a Trustee. When the role of Chair came up I was delighted to accept and continue this worthwhile work. The way  in which many of our participants find  their creative voice and grow in confidence is inspirational.

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Business Administrator

 After having a successful career, which included 8 years as a bank clerk, 15 years with an American Investment Bank as a programmer, analyst and project manager, 7 years teaching IT in Adult Education, and 7 years running my own Catering Business, I decided it was time to retire from full-time work. I have always appreciated the arts, so it was a pleasure when I was offered the chance to join the Creative Response team on a part-time basis, which allows me more time to pursue my hobbies of painting, playing music, swimming and golf.