Industry Experts

Tap into the know-how of creative leaders in photography, performing arts, broadcasting and much more…

Throwing their weight behind the project is a handpicked group of 12 creative change-makers, business owners, pioneers and innovators. They have bags of experience from making their own mark in the creative industries, in fields including photography, performing arts, broadcasting and beyond. They understand first-hand the trials and tribulations of launching and successfully maintaining a business and they use their experience to help support members of the Real Creative Futures project.

Find out more about the industry experts who took part in the first round of the Real Creative Futures project (2014-2015) here…


Eugene Skeef

Renowned percussionist, composer, educationalist & cultural activitst, Eugene Skeef will be on hand to provide his insight into the arts.


Jonzi D

Jonzi D is dancer, poet, actor and performer. He is the curator and host of Breakin’ Convention international hip hop festival, and a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist.


Jeremy Prince

Jeremy Prince is a DJ, acclaimed music promoter, and entrepreneur.


Louise Clements

Louise Clements is Artistic Director at Derby QUAD and the co-founder and Director of FORMAT international photography festival.


Michael Pinchbeck

Michael Pinchbeck is a writer, live artist and theatre maker based in Nottingham.
He co-founded Metro-Boulot-Dodo in 1997, and is co-director of Hatch, a live art platform in the East Midlands.


Reya El Salahi


Sarah Sansom

Sarah Sansom is the Artistic Director of Time Won’t Wait, a creative production company that is a maker and shaper of live performance and learning and change programmes.  Sarah is also a performance coach working with people to stretch beyond their comfort zones and perform at their best.


Suzy Rai

Suzy Rai is an experienced business and personal performance coach, qualified marketeer, with over 15 years of experience as a business and organisational development consultant working across the public, private and voluntary sectors.


Tasawar Bashir


Threshold Studios

Threshold Studios is a media arts producer and consultancy based in the Midlands, with over 16 years of experience. As an artist-led organisation, Threshold Studios has been producing new media with specialisms in moving image, digital and emerging technologies.