Directors of the Future: Tammy Reynolds

Sunday, 29 July 2018 23:00 | Posted by 
As one of the Directors of the Future at the Unity theatre, I have had the opportunity to sit on the Unity Theatre Board of Trustees. Since starting this position I’ve learnt about how important it is to have representation on a board, especially for an arts organisation which reaches out to marginalised communities with their work. As an artist and a theatre-goer I enjoy the work the Unity theatre commissions and brings to the city of Liverpool, however now as a trustee I admire the efforts and consideration towards diversification (age, disability, race, gender) in an organisational sense.

"Not only have a learnt a great deal about how Boards of arts organisations work, but I’ve also met some brilliant people along the way".

I’m currently part of the Engagement sub-group along with other board members. In this group we are actively seeking to raise funds and awareness for the theatre in a way that’s in-keeping with the ethos of the Unity Theatre. Working in a small arts organisation myself, I’m learning a lot about how to sustain and expand a business, but as an artist I’m also learning about identifying valuable assets, personal and practical, and how to promote them.

At the end of this process I hope to encourage further representation within the organisation from the Chair of the Board to the stewards in the venue. I’d also like to feel that I’ve left a positive impression with the rest of the trustees, and potentially motivated them to apply the same values to their own workplaces.

Not only have a learnt a great deal about how Boards of arts organisations work, but I’ve also met some brilliant people along the way. I would specifically like to thank Catrina Hewitson who has mentored and guided myself and Joelle (my fellow Director of the Future) throughout this process from the beginning.

Tammy Reynolds
Tammy Reynolds graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a First Class Hons Creative Writing Degree in 2016. Her writing is featured in local and national publications, the most recent being in ‘I hope you like Feminist rants’-zine, with an essay titled, ‘Femidgetism’. She now works part-time at DaDaFest as a Producer with emerging artists. She is passionate about empowering young people to develop their voices, creativity and confidence. Tammy is currently exploring live performance art and drag as a medium for her own work.



 




 


 
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