Pippa Jones

What would our communities be like if art and culture were centre stage?   This is the question we are on a mission to understand at Create Gloucestershire - having lived  in Gloucestershire for over 20 years this is as much personal as it is professional.  

I run PIP Creatives, a consultancy which specialises in innovation and particularly the collaborative partnerships vital to sustain meaningful change.  This brings together skills and networks from a range of previous jobs in housing, regeneration and education.  My focus on the arts and culture emerged during my time as CEO of the Creative Youth Network in Bristol.

I am on the Board of the Arts Council SW region which provides a useful overview of the sector and ongoing reminder of the daily challenges of making creative work - collaboration is the only way forward.