Jenny Davis, chair and director of Arts Uplift has been working in community arts for 22 years. She trained in drama and theatre and ran Youth Theatre’s for many years with children and young people running workshops, directing and devising plays and producing. Some of the places Jenny has worked is The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Number 8 Arts Centre, Pershore and ran Vivre Drama a youth theatre for many years.
She then became Arts Development Officer for Wychavon District Council in 2007 where she initiated and project managed many arts projects with children and young people, including the long standing Wychavon Youth Music project and The W Factor a district wide arts competition for young people. Over the last 4 years Jenny’s work has focused more on arts and health and older people. Regular projects that Jenny project manages is Music workshops for dementia at Number 8 arts centre and regular arts projects in care homes across the district.
Jenny has attended many arts and health conferences and symposiums over the years including, Good Practice: Symposium and Networking Event for People Working in Arts, Health and Wellbeing and Arts Development UK’s Arts, health and Wellbeing seminar and has much knowledge and experience of arts and health and how to evaluate the work for health outcomes.