Okay, if you read last weeks blog about change then you just knew I was going to drop something out there. Well, okay, there is something to tell! have been the Chair of S2C since we started forming the organisation amid the collapse of Workbase. Having started and run the WellArt Group as part of Workbase with my friend Jo a couple of years before that it seemed a very logical thing to do to save that format and start over so I guess in total we have been doing our particular brand of art for health for nearly 8 years.
One thing about growing an organisation is that at the start you can do it with a small team at first but then as it grows and develops you need to get more people involved. We have some fantastic volunteers who work their socks off to help our service users and we have amazing service users who defy their illness daily to do amazing things.
We have a big project in mind in the coming year which is going to take a lot of work. For that reason I have decided to step down as Chair of S2C. I will be remaining a Trustee but will be focusing on my roles as Creative Director and Manager. In fact you probably wont notice much difference!
So, the empty Chair. We are very fortunate to know some ace people and are very happy to announce that our good friend Julie Tait has agreed to take over the role. Julie brings a wealth of experience in running creative events and fundraising. Julie is one of those people with great connections and the will to drive projects forward. In the past it has been Julie and her team who created and delivered Mintfest and more recently The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Julie will be looking to help us move forward and supporting me to provide a better service for those we help. We are all very excited about working with Julie and I am sure it can only mean bigger and better things ahead.
There that was to bad was it as changes go!
Some of this weeks fabulous artwork.