My name is Katherine Brown and I run Beauty and Utility Arts, an Arts and Health project management service.
What you’re viewing now is a new and improved website for Beauty and Utility Arts, containing information about past, current and upcoming projects, artist opportunities, links to an events calendar, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and ways to get involved in what’s going on.
So … who am I and what do I do?
I have over a decade of experience working within the field of learning disability and mental health in roles including support worker, Supported Employment Advisor and Community Fundraiser for The Midlands.
Now, I manage a range of Arts and Health projects involving carers, people using mental health and learning disability services and the over 50’s. I specialise in developing ideas, fundraising, full project management, consultation, workshop provision, sourcing artists, Social Enterprise, event planning, SROI and exploring sustainability options.
Since beginning Beauty and Utility Arts in January 2010 I have worked on a range of projects including comedy workshops, placing public art into health centres, setting up a Social Enterprise, project managing Showcase Smoothie, developing mental health walking projects and running arts based reminiscence workshops for the over 50’s, all of which is detailed in my blog.
I have an Enhanced CRB, full insurance, workshop space, various industry related qualifications up to Masters level and do some of my best thinking sat in supermarket car parks.