Meet the team

 
  SAJIDA CARR    Director of Operations and Development   I look after the overall delivery of Creative Black Country. There are so many strands to it, e.g. Creative Communities and Open Access programme, and so I pull it all together! I am passionate about developing audiences and connecting people to the arts, my previous role focused on widening audiences and visitors for the National Trust, I loved seeing people’s reaction when they experienced something new for the first time.

SAJIDA CARR
Director of Operations and Development

I look after the overall delivery of Creative Black Country. There are so many strands to it, e.g. Creative Communities and Open Access programme, and so I pull it all together!
I am passionate about developing audiences and connecting people to the arts, my previous role focused on widening audiences and visitors for the National Trust, I loved seeing people’s reaction when they experienced something new for the first time.

  PARMINDER DOSANJH    Creative Director   I work closely with our Creative Producers and partner organisations to develop people’s ideas and ambition to make the Black Country an even more creative place. I look for interesting meeting points and collaborations between sectors e.g. arts, business, media, to help increase creative opportunities in the area. I love this role, it combines the skills from my previous life with ACE, BBC and working with independent arts organisations and artists.

PARMINDER DOSANJH
Creative Director

I work closely with our Creative Producers and partner organisations to develop people’s ideas and ambition to make the Black Country an even more creative place.
I look for interesting meeting points and collaborations between sectors e.g. arts, business, media, to help increase creative opportunities in the area. I love this role, it combines the skills from my previous life with ACE, BBC and working with independent arts organisations and artists.

  LIAM SMYTH    Creative Producer – Community and Engagement   I help devise, produce and manage the creative programme. I liaise with individuals, groups and organisations to promote and enrich arts activity in the Black Country. After studying illustration at university I trained as an architectural draftsman. However, I became more interested in facilitating the creativity of others. I soon began working as a community artist in the Midlands and in arts education; with roles in various leading art galleries across the UK and in Portugal.

LIAM SMYTH
Creative Producer – Community and Engagement

I help devise, produce and manage the creative programme. I liaise with individuals, groups and organisations to promote and enrich arts activity in the Black Country. After studying illustration at university I trained as an architectural draftsman.
However, I became more interested in facilitating the creativity of others. I soon began working as a community artist in the Midlands and in arts education; with roles in various leading art galleries across the UK and in Portugal.

  ROSALIND ARGO    Project Administrator   My role ranges from Finance & Reports to Supervising Volunteers, Live Events and lots in between! I am the administrator for the entire project and so work with all of the team, coordinators and the Creative Communities and Open Access Groups.

ROSALIND ARGO
Project Administrator

My role ranges from Finance & Reports to Supervising Volunteers, Live Events and lots in between!
I am the administrator for the entire project and so work with all of the team, coordinators and the Creative Communities and Open Access Groups.


 
  KERRY O’COY    Marketing & Content Manager   I work across the programme looking after everything from our social media channels to print, PR & marketing, updating the website and telling the rest of the Black Country and UK (and sometimes the world) about our brilliant projects and events. The role is a wonderful mix that continually changes depending on the project and brings together my skills in publishing and PR perfectly.

KERRY O’COY
Marketing & Content Manager

I work across the programme looking after everything from our social media channels to print, PR & marketing, updating the website and telling the rest of the Black Country and UK (and sometimes the world) about our brilliant projects and events.
The role is a wonderful mix that continually changes depending on the project and brings together my skills in publishing and PR perfectly.

 
  LIBBY MAHONEY    Small Groups Development Officer   My role as part of CBC is to provide practical support, information and advice to small groups based in Sandwell in an array of topics i.e. setting up a new group, funding, project planning and much more. The support given to individual organisations is tailored to meet their organisational needs, to ensure that the service they receive from SCVO/CBC meets their requirements and not any predetermined assumptions on what we think the organisation may need to assist in their sustainability moving forward.

LIBBY MAHONEY
Small Groups Development Officer

My role as part of CBC is to provide practical support, information and advice to small groups based in Sandwell in an array of topics i.e. setting up a new group, funding, project planning and much more. The support given to individual organisations is tailored to meet their organisational needs, to ensure that the service they receive from SCVO/CBC meets their requirements and not any predetermined assumptions on what we think the organisation may need to assist in their sustainability moving forward.

 
  JENNY SMITH    Funny Things Producer   I work with local groups to help them realise their creative ambitions, giving them support in finding artists, funding and creative things to see and do. I also give them advice and guidance on project and event management. I am a freelance Creative Producer and Project Manager, so I also work on a range of other projects with arts organisations across Birmingham and the Black Country. I am currently working with Birmingham Hippodrome, BE FESTIVAL and On The Edge: The World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences. I specialise in theatre, dance, heritage and interactive installation projects.

JENNY SMITH
Funny Things Producer

I work with local groups to help them realise their creative ambitions, giving them support in finding artists, funding and creative things to see and do. I also give them advice and guidance on project and event management. I am a freelance Creative Producer and Project Manager, so I also work on a range of other projects with arts organisations across Birmingham and the Black Country. I am currently working with Birmingham Hippodrome, BE FESTIVAL and On The Edge: The World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences. I specialise in theatre, dance, heritage and interactive installation projects.