Jay has worked in the arts for more than 20 years, previously working with companies such as Welfare State International, Lanternhouse International, Pioneer Projects (Celebratory Arts), mac, and Art Shape Ltd.
Jay has been working as a Freelance Project/Programme/Event Manager/Strategist/Fundraiser since returning to Gloucestershire in 2013. Her specialisms are outdoor celebratory arts & arts and health.
Jay currently works with Circomedia as the Projects and Events Manager and with Create Gloucestershire as Business Manager. Recent freelance clients include Quest Southwest - coordinating their Creative Explorations event series, managing the South West’s outdoor arts network and advocating for the outdoor arts sector in the Southwest of England; Devizes Outdoor Celebratory Arts as Outdoor Arts Manager; and Associate Director of the Overground Underground, a community festival of the Ingleborough Dales in Yorkshire, leading on a development project as part of a Heritage Lottery Landscapes Partnership programme.
She runs her own small business, Paperishly, making bespoke and limited edition papercuts.